Leora Raban Albert, 88, died on Friday, January 3, 2003 at home. A native of Connecticut, 'Lee' lived in West Haven, New Haven, Hamden and Branford before retiring to Seven Springs FL, and later to Cary, NC. She was the daughter of Herbert Raban and Jennie Marsh Raban of New Haven. Lee was preceded in death by her brothers Alfred and Kelsey and by her sisters Ethel and Virginia. Lee is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Otto (Dutch) Albert; two sons, Donald Albert and wife Linda of Cary, NC, and Laurence Albert and wife Diane of Branford, CT; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Albert of Seattle, WA, Jennifer Albert Howard and husband Paul of Angier, NC, Chris Albert of Boston, MA, and Erika Albert of Branford, CT; and one great grandson, Aaron Howard of Angier, NC. She also leaves behind numerous beloved relatives and friends. Lee was a graduate of Hillhouse High School in New Haven. She was employed as a legal secretary at several law offices in New Haven and also worked at Yale University. Lee and Dutch were active in the Knights and Dames social organization of East Haven for many years. Her favorite pastimes included playing cards with her grandchildren, travel, walking the beach, entertaining, eating lobster and winning at bingo. No calling hours. A Memorial service will be held on Jan 11th at 10am at the Whitneyville United Church of Christ, 1253 Whitney Ave, Hamden. Burial will be in the Hamden Plains Cemetery with arrangements by BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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