Arthur Joseph Albright, age 77 of Montello, formerly of Madison, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. He was born on August 9, 1942 in Madison to Robert and Grace (Moran) Albright. Art married Marcia Matney on January 17, 1970. He served on the Madison Fire Department for 30 years, retiring as Assistant Chief. In his retirement, Art was a member of the Harris Volunteer Fire Department, Harrisville Lions Club, and Knights of Columbus Council 4774 in Princeton.
Art had many interests; building and flying model airplanes, coaching little league baseball, ham radio, fishing, hunting, and NASCAR. Most of all, he enjoyed all of these things with his family. He was a long-time parishioner at St. John The Baptist Parish in Princeton, where he volunteered for many activities and committees. He enjoyed being a member of the Midstate Metal Detecting Club during his retirement.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years; Marcia, five children; Bill (Kari), Bob, Terri, Bernie (Joan) and Arthur Jr., nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, one sister; Mary (David) Dieck, three brothers; Tom (Cindy) Albright, Glenn (Shelly) Albright and Bob (Cindy) Bakken, and many other relatives and friends. Art was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters; Ruth Guderski, Jean Borden and Betsy Chalfant, one brother; Robert, dear friend and brother-in-law, Allen Guderski and an infant granddaughter, Julia Albright.
A Memorial Mass for Art will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, 1211 W. Main St., Princeton. Father Dale Grubba will be officiating. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of Mass. Inurnment will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Madison at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to St. John The Baptist Catholic School in Princeton or the Alzheimer’s Association.
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