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Sister of local resident dies in Lewiston Maine

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Alma C. McGinnis, sister to Chesterton resident Luella DeWulf, died in Lewiston, Maine, on February 12, 2012, at the age of 81, after a long illness.

She was born July 27, 1930 in Caribou, Maine, to Michael and Marie McInnis.

She married Leo Albert in 1947, with whom she had six children and lived in Germany, Africa, Pennsylvania, and Augusta, Maine.

She is survived by her children Leo Albert, Jr. of Bangor, Me., Sharon Mallar of Sanford, Me., Theresa Scott of Indianapolis, Ind., Mary Jackson of Winthrop, Me., Louella Madden of Leesburg, Fla. and John Albert, of Cornish, Me.; her sister Luella DeWulf of Chesterton, eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded by her father Michael, mother Marie and step-father Kermit Elliot and brother Richard McInnis of Las Vegas, Nev.

She attended Cornish and Kezar Falls schools and helped with the family business, Apple Acres Farms.

Once her children were grown she attended St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Ind., graduating in three years with a B.A. in Theology. Prior to her attendance at St. Mary’s Alma lived in Chesterton with her sister, where she made many friends and attended St. Patrick Catholic Church.

She worked at Seton Hospital in Waterville, Maine as a substance abuse counselor specializing in women’s issues.

Alma adored her grandchildren and looked forward to spending time with them. She enjoyed games and reminiscing with her children, nieces and nephews.

She was buried near her parents at Riverside Cemetery in Cornish. According to her wishes there were no services.

 

Posted 3/21/2012