Terese's Story

BENEDICTA - Terese Catherine (Brennan) Albert, 91, died June 28th, 2016 in Bangor surrounded by her family. She was born March 12, 1925 in Benedicta, the daughter of Jerry and Annie (Lawler) Brennan.

Terese was the sixth of seven daughters. She graduated from St. Benedict's High School as Valedictorian of her class in 1942. Terese moved to Bridgeport, CT and worked for UAU:CIO, later moving to Hingham, MA where she worked as a secretary at Submarine Signal Corp. Coming back to Benedicta, Terese married Carroll Vincent Albert on August 27th, 1945. Together they spent the next 53 years teaching their children care and compassion for all of those whom their lives touched. Terese belonged to numerous organizations including St. Benedict's Sodality, Daughters of Isabella, VFW Post 2299 and The Red Hats. She went on to further her education by going to school and acquiring her CNA license. She held the position as town clerk for numerous years but her life long career was as a U.S Postmaster for 28 years.

Mom had the most beautiful majestic baby blue eyes and if you were lucky enough to have looked into them then, as the Irish will say, you were lucky enough! Saturday you could always be assured of the unforgettable aroma of Mom's infamous bread and rolls baking in the oven to feed all of the family and who ever would stop by. The Red Sox would be on the radio or TV if a game was being played as she loved to follow her beloved Red Sox. We were all happy for Mom when her loyalty was rewarded with a 2004 World Series win.

She is survived by her 8 children, Bonnie Stratton and husband, Terry of Wildwood, FL and their children Reggie, Laurie and Terri; Don Albert and wife, Kathy of Mesa, AZ and children, Kim and Cory; Billy Albert and wife, Janie of Benedicta and their children, Tracey and Ryan; Timmy Albert of Benedicta and his daughter, Dale; Sally Bray of Hampden and husband, Steve and daughter, Darcey; Cindy Simons and husband Steve of Tow, TX and daughters, Amy, Kaci, Sara and Abbi; Nancy Rogel of Vista, CA and husband, John and daughters, Cristina, Brittany, Amber and Danielle; Ginny McCarthy of Newbury Park, CA and children, Derrick Jr, Breawna and Carroll. She loved each and every one of her grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband; her parents and her six siblings, Thelma Brennan, Gladys Brennan, Carlene Michaud, Madeline Thomas, Virginia Bulger and Patsy Brennan. The heavens have rejoiced as an Irish angel has gone home.

The family invites all who knew and loved Terese to visiting hours, 11am to 1pm Tuesday, July 5th at St. Benedict's Church, Benedicta, where a mass Christian burial will be held immediately following at 1pm. Interment will be at St. Benedict's cemetery. All are invited to a celebration at St. Benedict's school hall immediately after the burial. For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com.
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