Peter Albert, OFM
1903 – 1989
Br. Peter Albert, OFM, was born on March 11, 1903 in Buffalo, N.Y. Before joining the Order, he worked as a buyer for a department store, a riveter, a dispatcher for Bell Aircraft, and as an agent for an insurance company. He was received into the novitiate in 1954, professing temporary vows one year later. Br. Peter made his solemn profession in 1958.
As a friar, he served variously as sacristan, porter, cook, guest master, laundry and maintenance man at Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y., and ministries in Pittsfield, N.H., and Rye Beach and Paterson, N.J. From 1966 to 1977, he served as porter and guest master at Holy Name College in Washington. In 1977, he retired to St. Anthony Friary, St. Petersburg, Fla.
He died there on Jan. 11, 1989. Br. Peter was 85 years old, a professed friar for 33 years.