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Peter F. Albi

Peter F. Albi

November 25, 1922 - August 12, 2018     Age: 95

Mr. Peter F. Albi, 95, of Amelia Island passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Osprey Village after a lengthy illness.

Born in Denver, Colorado, he was a son of the late Fred P. and Michelina Cortese Albi. Educated in the schools of Denver, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1943. He served his country during World War II and was discharged in 1946 after the war’s end.

Shortly after the end of the war Peter married his longtime sweetheart Barbara Ruth Bishop. They had known each other since their kindergarten years and would spend their lives together until Barbara’s passing in 1993.

After the war years, Mr. Albi began a long and successful career with the Gillette Company. Starting as a salesman in the Colorado area he would work his way through the ranks. His last position was as President of Gillette’s Overseas Division in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Following his retirement from Gillette, Mr. Albi would find a new opportunity and pursuit. He became Vice President of the El Mundo Media Group in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He would completely retire in 1985.

In retirement, he and his wife moved to Jacksonville and made their home in the Mission Hills area. They would live there until 1993. After Barbara’s passing, Peter moved to Osprey Village on Amelia Island.

He was a devout Catholic and member of St. Michael’s Parrish. He was active in the Knights of Columbus Council at St. Michael’s served in various capacities. His faith was paramount in his life.

He will be remembered as a wonderful husband and father who provided a warm and special home life for his wife and children.

In addition to his wife and parents, Peter was predeceased by his son, Daniel F. Albi in 2008.

He leaves behind to mourn his loss a daughter, Helen “Cathy” Albi of Esparto, California; a brother, Fred Albi and his wife, Kathy, of Post Falls, Idaho as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 with Father Briggs Hurley, Celebrant.

Peter will be laid to rest with his wife, Barbara, at Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colorado at a later date.

7 Condolences

  • Diane Keagy Posted August 13, 2018 4:01 pm

    Cathy, Fred & Kathy,
    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Jean Morris Burd Posted August 17, 2018 12:19 am

    Mr. Albi will be miss, he was an extronary man. I’m so glad I had the privilege of meeting him. May he rest in peace! God Bless his family.

  • Jim Tippins, Chaplain Baptist Nassau Posted August 17, 2018 12:06 pm

    Peter touched my life. He was so kind and always keen to ask about my family and my work as chaplain. He allowed me to stand near in difficult times in his life and I am grateful.
    I will miss him.
    May the love and respect of all the people who knew him give you a deeper understanding of Peter.
    I also know how he loved his Lord and his Church. That witness is inspiring.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  • Bernie Datz Posted August 17, 2018 8:50 pm

    Peter was one of 5 in our “weekly lunch group” for many years in Jacksonville, until he moved to Fernandina. He was always a bright spot with conversation and wit. We missed him when he moved away and miss him even more now. RIP, Peter.

  • Linda Horst Posted November 9, 2018 10:34 am

    I just now found out that Peter died, he was a wonderful man! I had the honor of going to dinner with Peter and his son Daniel Albi and it was great!. Peter could tell stories about his wife and him meeting and falling in love, truly inspirational. He bought me my first glass of Ouzo. He described himself as a pragmatic man, I describe him as brilliant! A pleasure to have known you. Rest in peace!

  • Linda Horst Posted November 9, 2018 10:36 am

    I just now found out that Peter died! I had the honor of going to dinner with Peter and his son Daniel Albi and it was great!. Peter could tell stories about his wife and him meeting and falling in love, truly inspirational. He bought me my first glass of Ouzo. He described himself as a pragmatic man, I describe him as brilliant! A pleasure to have known you. Rest in peace!

  • James Rodriguez Posted January 7, 2019 12:22 am

    I am in shock, I got the christmas card back and started to find out why, I and my Wife Maria are so sad to hear the news so late. Peter was the first person to sit with us in Church and I visited him many times at Osprey Village he will be missed by us, RIP Peter I will miss you dearly, you will be forever in my heart. Brother Knight – Jim Rodriguez 4th degree knight

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