Somerville Remembering Jules J. “Gil” Albert

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Jules J. “Gil” Albert who passed away this past week.

Jules J. “Gil” Albert was a true gentleman in every aspect of the word and he will be sadly missed here in Somerville.

Obituary for Jules J. “Gil” Albert:

Jules J. Albert, born February 28, 1935 in Grande Mere, Quebec Canada, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife Claire (Mullally) of 61 years, and his eight children, James Albert and his wife Kathy of Holyoke, MA, Michelle Yeomelakis and her husband Paul of Wilmington, MA, John Albert and his wife Maureen of Chelmsford, MA, David Albert and his wife Kathleen of Reading, MA, Brian Albert and his wife Lorraine of Canton MA, Denise Dematos and her husband John of Methuen MA, Keith Albert and his wife Mary Joe of Reading MA, Kenneth Albert and his wife Jeanette of Wilmington MA., along with18 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his sister-in-law Ethel Toner and her life partner Jerry Leach, nephews Paul Scott Bobby and Dennis Toner, and many extended family members and friends. Jules was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother-in-law and uncle. During his retirement years Jules enjoyed fishing, watching the Red Sox, Notre Dame Football and hockey, and traveling with his wife throughout New England and Canada. Jules was a Cambridge firefighter for 34 years, and an active member of the Cambridge firefighter and police retirement club, and an executive board member of the Cambridge Fire Fighters Credit Union. He was the very proud father of his six sons who are active police officers and firefighters in Cambridge and Holyoke Massachusetts, and his two daughters who are healthcare professionals. Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., (adjacent to Saint Agnes’ Church, Rte 60) ARLINGTON on Wednesday at 10 am followed by a funeral mass in Saint John’s Church, Mass Ave, North Cambridge at 11 am. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Tuesday from 4-8 pm. Burial in Cambridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in the name of Jules Joseph Albert to the Saint Jude foundation, or Mount Auburn Hospital in honor of Dr. Sarah Slater and Dr. David O’Halloran, or to the Care Group Parmenter home care and hospice. To send an online condolence visit

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