of Fitchburg, Merchant Marine Vet; 88
FITCHBURG -- Philip Albert, 88, of Fitchburg, died Saturday, December 22, 2012, in the Golden Living Center.
Philip was born in Fitchburg on May 10, 1924, son of the late Charles and Lucia (Aiesi) Albert.
He worked in local 39 laborer's union for PJ Keating and San-vel Corp., out of Littleton for many years.
He was also a drummer in the Interlude Band, playing for weddings and various clubs, such as the Eagles, Kings Corner, The Elks, and the Harugari Club.
Philip was a Merchant Marine, and longtime member of the Italian American War Veterans.
He was a Boston Sports fan and loved the New England Patriots. Philip's hobby was raising vegetables in his garden for his family.
Philip leaves his wife of 66 years Aline E. (Belanger) Albert of Leominster; three sons, Philip "P.J." Albert and his wife, Jacqueline of Westminster, Charlie Albert of Fitchburg, and Anthony Albert and his wife, Claudia of Ashburnham; his grandchildren, Shelli Chesborough, Cory Albert, Jesse Albert, Shane Albert, Anthony Albert; a brother, Joseph Albert of Fitchburg; a sister-in-law, Evelyn (Jenkins) Albert of Westminster; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his two brothers, Frank and Salvatore Albert.
ALBERT -- At his request, funeral Mass in St. Anthony's and burial in St. Bernard's Cemetery will be private. Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Road, Fitchburg is directing arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to the
, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.