Jean Abner Alabré, 89, of Enfield, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 28, 2014, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of 37 years to the late Jeanne d'Arc (Gauthier) Alabré.
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Jean was born on July 19, 1925, in St. Jean du Sud, Haiti, son of the late Polverel and Yliomise Jean Baptiste Alabré. He had resided in Enfield for the past 45 years. Jean served his country proudly with the U.S. Army during the period of the Korean War. Jean became a naturalized citizen in September 1953. He was always thankful of the opportunities that his adopted country provided him. Prior to retiring in 1990, Jean was employed for over 40 years with St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, and worked 27 years for the State of Connecticut, Department of Correction in Somers.
Jean is survived by his loving children, Pauline Campbell and husband, Michael, of Easthampton, Massachusetts, Louise Alabré Trumm and husband, Jeff, of Shavertown, Pennsylvania, Daniel Alabré and wife, Nicole, of Mexico City, Mexico, and Michele Alabré of Virginia Beach, Virginia; his grandchildren, Sean and Nathan Campbell, Ryan and Andrew Trumm, Samuel, Sophia, and Josephine Alabré, Joshua Alabré, Natasha (Wallace) Diaz, and Amanda Wallace; his six great-grandchildren, and his five younger siblings; along with many nieces and nephews. Besides his wife and parents he was predeceased by his younger brother, Yves; and sister, Simone.
Relatives and friends may gather with his family during calling hours on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a memorial service at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Road, Enfield. Interment with military honors will take place in St. Patrick's King Street Cemetery in Enfield.
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Browne Funeral Chapels
43 Shaker Road
Enfield, CT 06082
Published in Journal Inquirer from July 31 to Aug. 4, 2014