Laura C. Albert

May 24, 1922August 6, 2012

Laura Capobianco Albert, 90, of Stamford, died Monday morning at Stamford Hospital. She was the wife of the late Gerard P. Albert for more than 60 years. She led a life characterized by her devotion to family and love of literature and the arts. Born in New York City the oldest of four children, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Luigi and Elisa Capobianco. She was born at home, delivered by her father and grandfather, who were both physicians. She graduated from Hunter College High School and attended Hunter College and St. John’s and Columbia universities. Later in life she attended the University of Connecticut and Norwalk Community College. During World War II she worked for the War Department in Washington, D.C., and New York City. She married in 1949 and moved to Stamford. She volunteered for more than 30 years for the ARI Auxiliary, now known as Always Reaching for Independence, an organization devoted to aiding those with disabilities. For many years she helped organize ARI’s annual fund-raising fashion show and managed the ARI Thrift Shop in downtown Stamford. Her service culminated with a seat on the ARI Board of Directors. She leaves four children: son Claude and his wife Nancy of Haddam, CT.; son Richard and his wife Anne of South Windsor, CT.; daughter Elise Sehulster and her husband Jerry of Stamford; and son John of Stamford. She lived with John, to whom she was especially devoted, until her death. She was predeceased by her daughter Marlaine in 1973. She leaves a brother, Lucian Capobianco of Kennebunk, ME; seven grandchildren: Meredith Detwiller and her husband Christopher of Sharon, MA.; Michael Albert of Carpinteria, CA., and his fiancée Emiliana Patlan; Christopher Albert of East Hartford, CT., and his fiancée Sarah Judice; Joseph Albert of South Windsor, CT; Lauren Albert of Boston; and Alexandra and Annaliese Sehulster, both of Stamford, CT; and a great-grandson, Benjamin Detwiller of Sharon, MA. She also leaves nine nieces and nephews and several grand-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Elio and Louis Capobianco, both of Highland, N.Y. Family and friends may call on Thursday, August 9th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer Street, Stamford, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, 1184 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT, at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 10th. Burial will follow at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Darien. Memorial donations may be made to Connecticut Special Olympics, 2666 State Street, Suite 1, Hamden, CT 06517-2232. To leave an online condolence please visit www.leopgallagherstamford .com



  • Visitation Thursday, August 9, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, August 10, 2012


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Sharon Szestakow

August 15, 2012

Dear Rich and Family we are sorry for your lose, may your mom meet up with my sister and have a ball up in heaven. We truly have angels watching over us. May God carry you and your family thru this difficult time.

August 11, 2012

We have very loving memories of Laura as our neighbor on Woodbrook Drive. Richard was little and used to brave our large dog to play with Dana. Claude and Marlaine were older but we loved them all. Laura was gentle, a wonderful mother and she and Gerard were great neighbors. John, I didn't know you but you have our deep condolences. Your mother was a very special lady.
Bobbie and Al Forman, Palm City, FL

Larry Anderson

August 11, 2012

Rich,Ann and the entire Albert family-So sad to hear of the passing of your mom. She certainly lived a full and beautiful life! I so enjoyed chatting with her about life in NYC--she was a terrific story teller. Sue and I send our deepest sympathies.

Judy DeFelice

August 10, 2012

Dear John and your family. Phil and I will always enjoy having good times with your Mom and Dad. Mass will be said for your parents here at St. John Fisher Seminary in September. God bless you, John and your entire family. Love, Judy and Phil DeFelice

August 9, 2012

Deepest Sympathies to John and his family, Kathy and I knew Laura and John for many many years. Laura was a wonderful person, she will be missed.
Elsie and Kathy Carretto

Chris & Todd Chrisensen

August 9, 2012

Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. May your memories bring you peace and comfort. Love, Chris and Todd Christensen.

Wanda Bessa

August 9, 2012

A Mass will be said in your honor Laura!

August 8, 2012

To the Sehulster Family: Please accept the sincere condolences of those of us at UConn Stamford on the loss of your mother and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

betty hagander

August 8, 2012

My deepest sympathy to the Albert family,for the loss of your beloved Laura,a wonderful,careing person, who i was blessed to have for my friend for many in peace laura,friend betty

Eileen Sierra

August 8, 2012

Our hearts go out to family and friends hurting from this devastating loss.