Albert “Butch” Barre
RUMFORD -- Albert “Butch” Barre, 85, died after a brief illness on November 25, 2010 at Rumford Hospital.
Born in Rumford on May 1, 1925, he was the son of Albert and Rosa Grenier Barre. He attended Stephens High School in Rumford and was a member of the Class of 1944.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Butch left high school and enlisted in the Navy, where he served over three years in the South Pacific on the Destroyer Class USS Stembel.
Albert was a resident of Rumford his entire life. On June 14, 1958, he married Lorraine Gionet at St. Athanasius and St. John Church. He was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior.
Albert worked for 45 years at Boise Cascade; 20 years spent on the #9 paper machine and later as an engineer in the steam plant, until his retirement.
Butch was a member of the Fr. Ambrose J. Barry Council 2091 Knights of Columbus, Napoleon Ouellette Post 24 American Legion, and the Robert Shand Post 1641 VFW.
Butch was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan, but most of all he enjoyed time with his family.
Butch and his wife enjoyed traveling, cruises to Bermuda and their trips to Foxwoods brought great enjoyment. In recent years he especially enjoyed his three young grandchildren, often attending school and sporting events; they brought great joy to his life.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Lorraine Barre of Rumford; two sons, Gregory and wife, Susan of Waterville, and Stephen of Arizona; three grandchildren, Adam, David, and Sarah Barre; Sister Anita Child of Dixfield; and two brothers, Norman and Emile of Rumford.
He was predeceased by three sisters, Alberta Bosse, Cecile Galarneau, and Dolores MacDonald.