OLD TOWN - Albert Maglorie Pelletier, 88, went home to be with Jesus; and his precious wife, Maxine, Friday Aug. 2, 2013, after a brave battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 21, 1925, in Old Town, a son of Albert Sr. and Elizabeth (Cyr) Pelletier.
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He attended Old Town High School, prior to graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. Albert survived an attack by a Kamikaze pilot and earned a Purple Heart and silver star. Upon his return to Maine, he was employed for 35 years as a photographer at the University of Maine, Orono. Albert loved fishing, wood working, and being on the road, whether that be traveling or just a trip to Marden's. He enjoyed music, liked to sing and play the piano and guitar, and passed on his love of music to his family. He also had a great sense of humor. His main joy in his life was his love for his family and he enjoyed being anywhere they were, whether to lend a hand with a project or just be in their company. This is when he was the happiest as family meant everything to him.
He is survived by sons, Frank Dumond and wife, Gerri, Richard Dumond, Michael Pelletier and wife, Nancy, and Winston Young; daughter, Laura Viner and husband, Jimmy; grandchildren, Troy, Todd, Frank-Albert, Joshua, Kenny, Tammy, Mikey, Hannah, Danny, Kristie, Cory, David, Naomi and Sarah; 14 great-grandchildren; and brother, Ronald and wife, Ruby. He was predeceased by his wife Maxine. The family expresses their sincere appreciation to Maine Veterans Home, Bangor, for their wonderful and compassionate care received in B and E units, and his time spent there was so much more meaningful because of this care.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Baptist Church, Old Town. Interment with military honors will be at Jonathan Eddy Cemetery, Eddington. Memorial contributions may be made to Maine Veterans Home, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401. Notes of condolence may be left at www.birminghamfuneralhome.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Aug. 5, 2013