Leonard D. Albaitis, 85, a longtime Seymour, Conn., resident, formerly of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, entered into peaceful rest May 5, 2013 at St. Mary Hospital, Waterbury.
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He was the beloved husband of the late Geraldine (Shean) Albaitis. Mr. Albaitis was born Oct. 28, 1927 in Nanticoke, son of the late Dominic and Mary (Kovalauskas) Albaitis. He retired after 47 years as a teacher from Seymour schools. Leonard was a communicant of St. Augustine Church, and was a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran; he belonged to the Emil Senger Post 10 American Legion, and the Aurora Council Knights of Columbus. Mr. Albaitis was a fan of the Boston Red Sox and UCONN sports teams; he enjoyed baseball and golf.
Leonard leaves his loving family including his son, Timothy Albaitis of Meriden; daughters, Lynn Maloney (Edward) and Maureen Hamel (David), all of Seymour; a son-in-law, Chip Gaucher of Windham; brothers-in-law, Stanley Zaprazalka of Seymour, and James Shean (Sharon) of California; grandchildren, Ben, Erin, Daniel, Amanda and Bradley; great- grandchildren, Julia and Laura Lynn.
His daughter Karen Gaucher, and sisters, Alice Garlock and Olga Zaprazalka, predeceased him.
Calling hours are Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 W. Church St., Seymour. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:15 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Augustine Church, 35 Washington Ave., Connecticut, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Entombment with full military honors will be in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery, Derby. Memorial gifts may be sent to The ALS Assoc., 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301 or to the The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital , 350 Seymour Ave.,| Derby, CT 06418. For directions or to share a memory online, please only go to www.hullfh.com.
Published in Times Leader on May 7, 2013