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Margaret Mary Albert, 88, of Butler, PA went to her heavenly home peacefully on Thursday, August 8 surrounded by her loving family.
Born August 6, 1931 in Butler, Margaret was a daughter of the late George Smith and Helen Birckbichler.
Margaret’s early years included working as a bookkeeper at Mellon National Bank. She met the love of her life, LeRoy, and became a dedicated, loving, faithful wife, homemaker, and mother for their seven children, spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren over the past 65 years. Her life was devoted to her husband and family. Margaret loved spending time at their family cottage in Pymatuning, painting in her spare time and playing bingo at her Church. Margaret played the piano, loved to take long walks and swim in her pool that LeRoy always had open for her by Mother's Day. She and LeRoy visited many shrines in honor of Mary, including a pilgrimage to Medjugorje. She published a book of spiritual poetry. Margaret’s parish family was Holy Sepulcher Roman Catholic Church in Glade Mills, PA. She was a member of the Third Order of Saint Francis.
Margaret was married to F. LeRoy Albert on September 26, 1953 who preceded her in death on December 3, 2016. In addition to her parents and her stepfather, George Schweinsberg, Margaret was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Smith, at age seven; also her granddaughter, Tiffany Marshall.
She is survived by her only sister, Sister Mary Ann Smith OSF, her seven children and their spouses: James (Nancy) Albert, George (Brenda) Albert, Mary Lee (Tim) Marshall, Joe Albert, Judy (Jayme) Russo, Joyce (Bill) Knass of Butler and John (Amy) Albert of Saxonburg, 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Karen Frost for the special dedication and love she provided Margaret in her home. They are also grateful to Newhaven Life Stories and Concordia Hospice nurses and staff for their warm and loving care.
ALBERT – Friends and family of Margaret Mary Albert, who died Thursday, August 8, 2019, will be received from 4:00-8:00 PM Monday, August 12 at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 E. Cunningham St., Butler. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Tuesday at Holy Sepulcher Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Kevin Fazio and the Rev. Dan Carr, will concelebrate. Burial will follow at the Mausoleum of Calvary Cemetery in Butler.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Avenue, Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.