Nick Albertson, 85, died peacefully on Dec.26, 2015, after celebrating a joyous Christmas with his family.
Nicholas Myers Albertson was born March 23, 1930, in Rochester, N.Y., to Nicholas A. and Kathryn Albertson, their only child. After graduating from Brighton High School, Nick attended Cornell University, earning a bachelor’s degree from the ILR School in 1951, and went to work for the Union Carbide Corporation, retiring in 1993. Nick married the love of his life, Dorothy Clark, in 1949, and they raised three sons in Fostoria and Cleveland, Ohio, before moving to Westport, Ct., in 1965. After the boys were grown Nick and Dorothy made their home in Redding, Ct., until Dorothy’s untimely death as a result of lung cancer in 1992 and where Nick has lived ever since.
Nick was an active member of the Staples Booster Club while his sons attended Staples High School and he and Dorothy were very actively involved in the life of Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Church, Weston, for more than 50 years. Nick was an avid golfer and a long-time member of the Redding Country Club, and spent his retirement years faithfully attending his nine grandchildren’s music and dance recitals, athletic contests, and graduations.
Nick is survived by his three sons, Nicholas W. and his wife Patricia of Miller’s Falls, MA., and his three daughters, Lindsey, Dana and Morgan, Thomas C. and his wife Kathleen of Redding, CT, and their three children, Grant, Amanda, and Nick, and James D. and his wife Manya of Branchville, NJ, and their three children, Manya, Bennett, and Regan, Manya and her husband Jon Timmons have two girls, Nick’s two great-grandchildren, Bronwyn and Rowan.
A service of Christian burial will be held Sat., Jan. 2, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Emmanuel Parish, 285 Lyons Plain Rd., Weston, CT 06883, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. A burial service will take place later that day for family members only at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY. In lieu of flowers, Nick’s family requests that donations in his memory be made to the Emmanuel Parish Building Fund or to the Outreach program, Emmanuel Church, 285 Lyons Plain Rd., Weston, CT 06883, www.emmanuelweston.org.