Friday, May 14, 2010

The Obituary of Athala Albert nee Caron, 1918, Lowell, Massachusetts

Follow up to a previous Tombstone Tuesday featuring the memorial of Joseph Albert and his wife, Athala Caron

Published in The Lowell Sun, December, 19, 1918, pg. 7.
ALBERT--The many friends of Mrs. Joseph Albert, wife of the well known undertaker, nee Athala Caron, will be grieved to learn of her death which occurred this noon at her home, 173 Aiken street, after a lingering illness at the age of 54 years, 4 months and 19 days. Mrs. Albert was born at St. Jean Port Joli, Que., and came to this city 34 years ago. She was a prominent member of St. Joseph's parish and always active in the parish affairs. She leaves to mourn her loss besides her husband, four daughters, Rev. Sister Marie Albert of the Grey Nuns of the Cross of Ottowa, Ont., Misses Maria, Dorila and Claire Albert of this city; a son, Joseph Albert Jr., three brothers, Andre Caron of Chandlers Que., Andre Caron of Notre Dame du Lac, Que., and Pierre Caron of this city; a sister, Mrs. Thomas Beaulieu of Notre Dame du Lac. She was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis and St. Anne's sodality of St. Joseph's parish.
Published in The Lowell Sun, Monday, December 23, 1918, pg. 11.
ALBERT--The funeral of Mrs. Joseph Albert, wife of the well known undertaker, took place this morning from her home, 173 Aiken street and was very largely attended. The funeral cortege composed of 35 automobiles left the home at 8:45 o'clock and wended its way to St. Joseph's church, where at 9:00 o'clock solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated. The congregation at the church was very large for the deceased was one of the best known members of St. Joseph's parish. In attendance were the children of the french-American orphanage accompanied by the Sister of Charity, pupils of St. Joseph's convent and the following delegations: St. Anne's sodality, Mesdames C. Lirette, Z. St. Hilaire and J. St. Pierre; Third Order of St. Francis, Mesdames J. Tetreault, E. Dupont and M. Cote. The celebrant of the mass was the pastor Rev. Eugene Turcotte, O. M. I., who was assisted by Rev. Charles Denizot, O. m. I., as deacon and Rev. Armand Baron, O. M. I. as sub-deacon. The choir, augmented for the occasion, rendered the Gregorian mass under the direction of Telesphore Malo. The bearers were H. Michaud, A. Michaud, T. Lamire, F. Albert, W. Bouthillette, W. Perron, S. Belanger and E. Cossette. Burial was in St. Joseph's cemetery, where the committal prayers were read by Rev. Aurelien Mercil, O. M. I. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Napoleaon Bilodeau and James W. McKenna.

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