John "Jack" AlbertsonApril 22, 1930 ~ October 3, 2017 (age 87)
John ("Jack") Patrick Albertson, age 87, of Northport FL, formerly of Bridgeport, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2017. A beloved husband, he is survived by his wife, Joan (Gamble) Albertson, of 60 years; his children Kathleen DeSanti and her husband, Gregory, of Rockledge FL, Laurie Polizzo and her husband, Rory, of Bridgeport, Dr. Maureen Albertson of Punta Gorda FL, and Sean Albertson and his wife, Margaret, of Needham MA; Grandpa to Brendan, Meagan, and Ryan Albertson of Needham MA, and Pop Pop to Kayleigh and Breanna Albertson of Punta Gorda FL. Born in Bridgeport, Jack graduated from Warren Harding High School, class of 1948, and New York University, class of 1952. An Army veteran, Jack served during the Korean Conflict in Japan from 1953-55 in the Counter Intelligence Corps. He worked for the State of CT, Division of Special Revenue as Assistant Unit Chief in charge of Field Operations. Immersed in the civic life of Bridgeport, Jack was a Park Board President deeply committed to the expansion of the Beardsley Zoo, a Fire Commissioner, an elected member of the Board of Education, and a leader in Bridgeport’s Republican Party. Jack was also devoted to his church serving as a member of the Knights of Columbus most recently at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Port Charlotte FL, and as a Eucharistic minister visiting the sick in their homes. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Shelton Rd. Trumbull on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 11:00AM. Interment will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery. Friends may greet the family at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Rd. Trumbull on Friday, October 27, 2017 from (9-10:15am). Memorial contributions may be made in Jack’s name to the Connecticut Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610-1649/ www.beardsley zoo.com.
Online condolence please visit www.mullinsfh.com.