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Obituary for Loretta (Girardin) Albert

Loretta (Girardin) Albert, 89, of West Hartford, wife of the late Leo Albert, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, March 12, 2022 after a lengthy illness. Loretta was born on July 27, 1932, daughter to the late Arthur and Adrienne (Boucher) Girardin. She grew up in Hartford and attended St. Peter’s School and Bulkeley High School. She worked as a Lab Technician in the Rheumatology Department at UConn Medical Center. She had a robust green thumb, loved dogs and was especially fond of Shih tzus. She loved to travel to Europe, Hawaii and the Caribbean with her husband. She will be remembered for her holiday dinners and pool parties as well as summer picnics at the family cottage along the Connecticut River in Chester.

Loretta is survived by her son Craig, her Shih tzu companion “Sockie” and several nieces and nephews. Loretta was predeceased by her sisters Rita Zdanis Winter and Lorraine Farina; her brother Lawrence Girardin and sister-in-law Theresa Albert Bates.

The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation and gratitude to the amazing caregivers of Pathway’s Eldercare, Faith, Sharon and Stephanie as well as the Hospice caretakers from Accent Care.

Calling hours will be Thursday, March 17, 2022 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am the Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Brigid Church, 1088 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, donations in Loretta’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut or to the Connecticut Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at