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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

In honor of our Deacon!

Deacon Merle M. Albert
November 06, 2012

Deacon Merle M. Albert,76, of 215 Sweden St., Berlin passed away on Tuesday November 6, 2012 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. He was born in Portland, ME on April 1, 1936 the son of Stanley J. and Alice L. (Hackett) Albert and graduated from Berlin High School. He lived in Alaska for about 14 years, returning to Milan in 1990. He had been employed as a Senior Electronic Technician for Communication Satelite Corporation and R.C. A. and served in the Army National Guard for 14 years. Merle was ordained a Catholic Deacon in 1981 in Alaska and later served as the Catholic Deacon for the Berlin area Catholic Churches. Merle was an accomplished pilot and guitar player. He was passionate about his faith and his family. He loved to preach the Gospel and he touched many lives with his words. Members of the family include his son Mark Albert of Texas; daughters Lisa Konecky of Palmer, AK, Janet Albert of Berlin, NH and Annmarie Hopkins of Hansville, WA; stepchildren Patrick McKenzie of Hooksett, NH, Kevin McKenzie of Milan, NH and Kathleen Anderson of Gorham, NH; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by his first wife Roseanne (Fitzmorris) Albert in 1983 and his second wife Jackie (Blake) Albert in 2009.
SERVICES: The Rite of Reception of Deacon Merle will be held at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish on Friday evening Nov. 9, 2012 at 6:00 PM, where he will lie in state from 6 to 8 PM for public visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday Nov. 10 at 10:00 AM at the Church. Interment will follow at St. Kieran Cemetery in Berlin. In his Memory, Masses may be said for the Repose of His Soul. The Bryant Funeral Home in Berlin is in charge of the arrangements.

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