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Harry Linus Albee
Holly Hill, FL - Harry Linus Albee, 96, a member of “The Greatest Generation ”, peacefully passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Bishops Glen Retirement Center after a period of failing health.
He is predeceased by his loving wife of 70 years, Beatrice (Colson), his brother, John Albee, his sister, Barbara Gillespie and granddaughter, Jessica Berry.
He leaves his children; Jayne Berry and husband Joe Garcia of Gainesville, GA, Charles Albee and wife Dolly of Pembroke, NH, Scott Albee and wife Lynne of Manchester, NH and Sook McDonald of Indianapolis, IN.; Grandchildren: Andrew Albee and wife Jennifer of Pembroke, NH, Matthew Albee and wife René of Campton, NH, Jillian Albee and husband Blake McFarland of Indianapolis, IN. and Lauryn Albee of Manchester, NH; Great grandchildren: Cooper, Jack, Charlie and Harry Albee of Pembroke, NH, Whitaker Albee of Campton, NH and Stevie Anne and Crew McFarland of Indianapolis, IN. He also leaves many nieces and nephews across the country.
Harry was born March 7, 1924 in Malden-on-the-Hudson, NY to Linus and Emma (Myers) Albee. He grew up in the Hartford CT area and graduated from Hartford High School. Upon graduation, Harry enlisted in the US Navy - Submarine Service and saw action in the Pacific Theater on the USS Segundo. After discharge from the Navy in San Diego, he hitchhiked home to Connecticut to work along side his father in the motion picture industry. Harry was a life member of that industry’s international union. In 1948 he met and married the love of his life, Beatrice Colson with whom he had 3 children. In 1960, Harry and Bea ventured out and began a 20 year career with the Hobart Manufacturing Company, establishing offices in Rutland VT and later in Manchester NH. In 1967, the family adopted a fourth child, Sook. Harry and Bea retired in 1970 spending time in NH and FL, eventually settled full time in Florida.
Harry was an avid golfer, hitting the links until his early 90s. He was an excellent cook, enjoyed baseball on TV and was always up for a game of cards... especially with his grandchildren and son-in-law, Joe... with whom he went easy!
The Extended Albee family would like to thank the staff at Bishops Glen and Kindred Hospice for the excellent care they afforded Harry and Bea in their later years. Memorial donations in Harry and Bea’s name can be made to those organizations.
The interment of Harry and Bea will be during a private gathering at Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord NH later this coming spring