OAKLAND, MICH., AND STOCKHOLM - Michael J. Albert, 44, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 4, 2012, in Pontiac, Mich. He was born Sept. 8, 1968, in Fort Kent, son of Doris (Dufour) Albert and the late Joseph R. Albert.
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Michael was a gift to his family and friends since the day he was born, and God blessed us with these years with him. After graduation from Caribou High School, Michael spent many years working in customer service for hotels, until his health did not allow him to continue working. Throughout his life, Michael endured much pain and suffering with his medical condition, undergoing two open-heart surgeries and many various other medical procedures. He did not give up nor did he complain, but took each day in stride.
He is survived by his children, whom he adored and lived for, Joshua Kinter and Ashley Albert; loving mother, Doris; siblings, Kenneth and Earlene (Doucette) Albert of Etna, Patricia (Albert) and Gary Canning of Sunapee, N.H., Roland P. Albert of Presque Isle, Carol (Albert) and Paul Lamson of Gouverner, N.Y., Jeanine (Albert) and Gil Morneault of Caribou, and Alan and Amy (Roman) Albert of Walpole, Mass.; many nieces and nephews, Roiya (Albert) Doyle and husband, Sean, Renee (Canning) Kelly and husband, Jake, and their two children, Evan and June, Amanda Canning, Brian Canning, Mark and Hannah (Lockwood) Lamson, Kim Lamson, Daniel Morneault and Katherine Morneault. He also leaves behind his loving godparents, Frank and Joyce (Dufour) Martin of Frenchville. He was predeceased by his loving father, Joseph, in 2004; grandparents, Paul and Emelda (St. Amant) Dufour, and Patrick and Leona (Lagasse) Albert; several aunts and uncles.
Family and friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Lancaster-Morgan Funeral Home, Caribou. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Parish of the Precious Blood, with the Rev. John Paul Labrie officiating. A reception will be after the service at the parish center. Interment will be at a later date at New Holy Rosary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in support of his children, care of Jeanine Morneault. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lancaster-morgan.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 7, 2012