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BLUEFIELD, WV Mary M. Albert, age 94, of Bluefield, WV passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV after a short illness.
Mary was born in Bluefield, WV on October 9, 1923 to Paul and Carmella Malamisura. She graduated from Beaver High School and attended McClains Business College. She worked from an early age and was the Office manager at SS Kresge and Co. in Bluefield and she retired as a bank teller from the Bank of Tazewell County in Bluefield, VA after more than 25 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her husband William E. Albert to whom she was married from June 17, 1947 until his death on June 16, 2013 as well as her sisters Margaret Weikle and Rose Pendleton, and several nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her brother Patsy Malamisura of Bluefield and her sons William E. Albert II and his wife Toni, and Randy Albert and his wife Cindy all of Bluefield. She is survived by her three grandchildren, David Albert and wife Stephanie of Dublin, Ireland, Christie Gunter and husband Aaron of Bluefield, and Ryan Albert and wife Brittany of Wilmington, NC. She is also survived by 5 great grandchildren, Conor, twins Cordelia and Cormac and twins Reese and Rowan and a host of nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister in law Ruth Albert of Greensboro, NC, whom she thought of as a sister and her longtime friend and caregiver Vittoria Lijoi, whom she considered the daughter she never had. She is also survived by a dedicated group of caregivers who allowed her to live at home her entire life, Libby Perdue, Sherri Conley, Ronda Rose, Joanne Wishnevsky, Elaine Pettrey and Tasha Hicks all of who became a part of her family and to whom we will always be grateful.
She was a devoted mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking, walking and just simply staying on the move. She was an avid sports enthusiast and loved the Bluefield Beavers and especially enjoyed watching her sons and grandchildren compete on the field of play. She loved to travel and would go anywhere on the drop of a hat.
Mary was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Parish in Bluefield where her funeral mass will be held at 11 AM on Monday, January 15th. The family will also be holding visitation at Mercer Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, January 14th where a Christian Wake service will take place at 7:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Sacred Heart Church Food Pantry, 1003 Wyoming Street, Bluefield, WV 24701.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Albert, Duke Albert, Rocky Malamisura, Paul Pendleton, John Mastrandrea, Aaron Gunter, and Gary Denardo.?
Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com
Mercer Funeral Home of Bluefield is serving the family of Mrs. Mary M. Albert.
Published on January 13, 2018
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