Albert E. Hooey (1925 - 2014)

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Albert E. Hooey

AGE: 88 • Wilmington

Albert Hooey, 88, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on January 22, 2014, with his wife at his side. Albert was born to the late Lewis and Margaret (Morton) Hooey on December 28, 1925 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Albert grew up in Ireland, where he attended Trinity College in Dublin. He became a naturalized US citizen in 1952 after his family immigrated to and settled in Wilmington, DE. Albert married Esther Mae Sinex in Wilmington, DE on October 15, 1955. Together they shared a life of love and everlasting friendship. Albert had a long career with both the DuPont Company and Hercules.

Albert is survived by his wife of 58 years, Esther; his sister, Iris Best; his brother, Desmond Hooey; sister-in-law, Ruth Collins; brother- in-law, Gilbert Sinex and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Albert's life will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek, where family and friends may visit beginning at 10:00am. Entombment will be held in the chapel at All Saints Cemetery at 2:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Albert's name may be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, or Heartland Hospice, 256 Chapman Road, Suite 102, Newark, DE 19702.

A big "thank you" to Heartland Hospice for the compassionate care provided to Albert in his final days.

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Funeral Home
Doherty Funeral Homes - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 999-8277
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Published in The News Journal from Jan. 25 to Jan. 27, 2014
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