Helene Miriam Albert

7 avril 192629 mars 2020

Helene Miriam Albert, 93, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the Cedars in Portland, Maine. Helene was born April 7, 1926, daughter of Frank N. and Leonie (Gray) Davis. She grew up in Cape Elizabeth and graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School in 1944. Helene also attended Bates College and later worked at J.E. Gould for four years. In 1951, Helene married Philip A. Albert on May 12 at Sacred Heart Church in Portland, Maine. They had three daughters and she was a stay at home mother, active in Brownies, Girl Scouts and her daughters’ elementary school activities. As her girls were leaving the 4th, 5th and 6th grades, she became a substitute teacher for the next seventeen years. She continued her career at Jack Elementary School as an Ed Tech for ten years until she retired in 1992. She made many lasting friends while working the Portland School System, meeting a group of them once a month for years. Helene was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church. After Philip’s death in 1989, she started volunteering at St. Joseph’s Manor and continued to do so for twenty-eight years. Helene was a member of the St. Joseph’s Knitting Group and Riverton Library Knitting Group. Knitting was one of her great loves along with being an avid reader. In 1969, Helene became a member of the Elizabeth Wadsworth Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and was an active member for 50 years. She also joined the State of Maine Mayflower Society and was very active in the local CCREA for educators. Helene was predeceased by her husband Philip A. Albert in 1989 and her two sisters, Florence Norris and Carol Sampson. She is survived by her brother Gerald N. Davis and his wife Virginia of Naples, FL; her daughter Elise H. Albert and husband Jim Davis of Oregon; Beth Hilton of North Carolina; and Nanette and her husband Reginald Profenno of Portland. Helene is also survived by three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Humane Society, Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland or Good Shepherd Food Bank in Helene’s memory.


  • Memorial Service

    samedi, 12 juin , 2021

  • Spring Burial

    samedi, 12 juin , 2021


Helene Miriam Albert


Virgilia (Jill) Bryant

14 avril , 2020

I’m so sorry to hear of Helene’s passing. She was such an active and important part of our DAR chapter. She had a distinctive, lovely voice that I immediately recognized when she called each month to remind me of our chapter meetings. Love and peace to your family.
Jill Bryant (Falmouth, ME)

Beverly Lyden

7 avril , 2020

Helene and I became friends over 78 years ago working at W. T. Grant's store on Congress Street in Portland. We often talked about "the good old days " over a cup of tea. She will be missed.
With love and sincere sympathy to her family,
Beverly Lyden and family

Lisa Miller

6 avril , 2020

My Aunt Helene was the first person to teach me about Whoopie Pies. She would would bring a LARGE plastic bin of these things to family outings at Sebago Lake State Park that she organized, and these Pies would always disappear. Our outings at that park with her daughters, her brother Jerry and his family, my parents, and other relatives have always been a bright spot in my life. Marylee and I both miss her; we wish her whole family our condolences and God's blessings . And oh how I wish - sometimes - that we could turn the clock back 55 years.
Thanks to Aunt Helene, it was at Sebago Lake that I learned for the first time about the difference in lake bottom versus ocean bottom.


2 avril , 2020

Mrs. Albert would bring her Memorial basket to us every year to fill for her. Always a big smile. When I would ask her what she wanted in it, she'd say do want you want. When she picked it up she'd say how beautiful it was. I'll miss her this year. Our condolences go to her family. Prayers.