Albert Joseph Galarneau
RUMFORD -- Albert Joseph Galarneau, 88, formerly of Roxbury Pond, died on June 22, 2011 at Rumford Community Home.
He was born in Rumford on November 8, 1922, the son of William and Josephine (Richard) Galarneau. Albert moved to Brunswick in his early years and was a graduate of Brunswick High School.
He served in the U.S. Army as a medic during WWII, and received the Purple Heart, the Silver Star, and the Silver Star Oakleaf Cluster. After the service, he returned to Rumford and worked in the Oxford Paper Mill for 40 years, retiring in 1986.
He was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior; and a member of the American Legion and the VFW. Albert loved to fish, work in his vegetable garden and was well known for his cooking.
Surviving are a son, Vaughn Jacobs and wife, Sue of Chula Vista, CA; a daughter, Jolene Milledge and husband, Robert of Rumford; a brother, Philip Galarneau and wife, Faye of Florida; four grandsons, four great-grandsons, and four great-granddaughters.
He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Margaret Gerrish Galarneau; a son, Adelbert Galarneau; four brothers, Alphonse, Romeo, Raymond, and David; three sisters, Mary Patenaude, Rosanna Plummer and Rita Brassard; a grandson, Vaughn (Sonny) Jacobs, Jr.; and a granddaughter, Sonya Galarneau.
Private services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Albert’s memory may be made to the Rumford Community Home, 11 John F. Kennedy Lane, Rumford, ME 04276.