Obituaries; Renaud ‘Rene’ Joseph Albert

Renaud ”Rene” Joseph Albert Born: November 30, 1928 in Ste. Agatha, Maine.  Son of Michel and Aurore Albert, he leaves behind his beloved wife of 63 years, Jeannine (Doucette) Albert of Bristol and his son James and daughter-in-law Denise Albert, also of Bristol.  A very proud family man who was deeply loved and admired by family and friends, he leaves behind two granddaughters: Dr. Andrea Albert of Los Alamos, NM and Lisa Albert of Somerville, MA.  Also three sisters: Fern Albert of TX, Theresa Raymond of MA and Jacqueline Bard of ME.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers: Lucien, Roland and Gerard Albert and a sister, Rita Derosby of Maine.  He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews that he loved and cherished like his own children.  Extremely active in Bristol and the surrounding communities, Reno was a longtime member and officer of many social clubs and organizations including St. Ann Parish in Bristol, Le Club Franco-American of Bristol, the American Legion Post 2, Disabled American Veterans of Bristol, Veterans of Foreign War, Franco American War Veterans, French Businessmen’s Association of Central CT, Society of St. Jean the Baptist in New Britain, and the Bristol Rotary Club.  He also served on various Commissions and Committees for the City of Bristol including the Bristol Housing Authority and the Route 72 NOW Committee, and as a Corporator of the Bristol Hospital, and he was secretary of the former Community Savings Bank.  A longtime independent insurance man in Connecticut, he recently retired from the Tracy-Driscoll Insurance Agency.  Before that he worked with the Roland Dumont Agency of Bristol.  Moving to Connecticut from his family farm in Maine, and after his service in Korea, Reno worked as a salesman and District Manager for the Fuller Brush Company in Hartford.  A decorated veteran of the Korean War, he received two bronze stars for exemplary service as a combat medic and was active with the Korean War Veterans of Bristol.  After losing his service records in a fire, decades ago, the Army recently pieced his records together and awarded him his Korean War medals in a ceremony officiated by U.S. Representative John Larson during a recent Bristol Rotary Club meeting.  The funeral will be held Friday, June 10, 2016 at 9am from DuPont Funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, followed by a mass at 10am in St. Ann Church, 215 West St., Bristol.  Military honors will be held after the funeral mass at the church.  Calling hours will be held Thursday evening from 4-8pm at the funeral home. Donations in his name may be made to St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol, CT 06010.  The Albert family invites you to send a condolence message in “Rene’s” guestbook at www.dupontfuneralhome.com.Albert