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Albert Nelson Stackpole, Jr.

April 21, 1933 ~ December 16, 2021 (age 88)

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Obituary

Albert Nelson Stackpole, Jr., 88, of Westbrook, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2021, after a long battle with dementia. Al was born in New Haven on April 21, 1933, a son of the late Albert N. Sr. and Olive M. (Thomas) Stackpole.  He is survived by his wife Nancy (Barnes) Stackpole of Westbrook; daughters Kathleen Stackpole of Clinton, Beth Ann (Jim) Kelly of West Haven, Karen Stackpole of Durham, and Daughter-in-law Marina Stackpole of Portland; sister-in-law Pat Stackpole of Branford; brother Gary of North Haven; sister Shirley Stackpole of West Haven; many nieces and nephews; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was also predeceased by brothers Richard and Robert; son Bill; and grandson Bradley Stackpole. 


Al grew up in West Haven, and later moved his family to Durham.  He served in the US Army and fought in the Korean War, where he was part of the 1st Cavalry Regiment.  Al dedicated many years of his career to the Armstrong Rubber Company of West Haven.  After his retirement as a truck driver for Perri Sausage of New Haven, he moved to Westbrook, and enjoyed walking at Grove Beach and fishing with his son.  Together with his family he was a proud descendent of Connecticut’s Schaghticoke Indian Tribe. 
Al was a kind man with a heart of gold who always had a kind word for his fellow man.  He had a lifelong love of Colorado and the American West, horses, classic country music, always wanting to be a cowboy himself.  He loved attending the Durham Fair, had a passion for baking his homemade oatmeal cookies, and he loved all flavors of ice cream.  His smile, big blue eyes and kind spirit will never be forgotten. 


Calling hours will take place in the funeral parlor on Wednesday, December 22nd, from 9:30 to 11:30am.  A graveside service will commence at 12noon, in St. Lawrence Cemetery.  


Services

Visitation
Wednesday
December 22, 2021

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
West Haven Funeral Home
662 Savin Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516

Graveside Service
Wednesday
December 22, 2021

12:00 PM
St. Lawrence Cemetery
280 Derby Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516

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