STATESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Michael "Puppy" Albanese Jr., age 48, died Tuesday at his residence after an extended illness. He was a native of Albany, Ga., and had lived in Statesboro since 1979. He loved cooking for others, making candles and tie-dyed clothes, and had a great love for animals. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald Albanese and Timmy Albanese.
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Survivors include his wife, Brenda Deal Albanese; his stepchildren, Bridgette Hodges and Jacob Hodges; his mother and stepfather, Patricia and Ron McCormick, all of Statesboro; his father, Michal Joseph Albanese Sr. of Okinawa, Japan; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Austin and Miriam Deal of Statesboro; his brothers, Tony Albanese of Statesboro, David True of Minneapolis, Minn.; his sister, Cacinda Walker of Calhoun, Ga.; his grandson, Jace Hodges of Statesboro; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held Sunday, January 3, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home.
Please visit our online memorial at www.hodgesmoore.com to sign the guestbook and to share your thoughts and fond memories with the Albanese family.
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, January 3, 2010
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Dec. 31, 2009 to Jan. 10, 2010