Jay Sanford Albert, age 87, died on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Boca Raton, Fla., surrounded by his family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine (Cas) Long Albert, of Watertown, and second wife, Susan Nemeroff, of Atlanta, Ga. He was also predeceased by his brother, Paul, of Avon.
Jay was born on Nov. 24, 1930, in Waterbury, to his parents Marjorie (Rosen) and Louis of Waterbury.
He graduated from Boston University in 1953, with a degree in Business and married his love, Cas. Jay worked in his father’s furniture business, Plainville Wayside in Plainville until 1961, when he left to start Pilgrim Furniture in Bristol. He retired in 1986, when he and Cas moved to Lighthouse Point, Fla. Jay was a great family man and a loving father. He and Cas enjoyed boating, playing cards and traveling. They ended each day by toasting to, “Another day off the bottom.”
Jay is survived by his four children; Michael and (Debbie) of Farmington; David and (Kathy) of Bristol; Suzi and (Tom) Addessa of Jupiter, Fla., and Betsy Box of Portsmouth, Va.; his grandchildren, Ben and (Jackie), Tim, Amy and (Rex) Cone, Cassie Addessa, Andy and (Kendall) Addessa, Katie MacKenzie, Steve MacKenzie, Emily and (Jonathan) Casper; eight great-grandchildren, Noah, Maria, Emily, Nathan, Liberty, Serenity, Brooklyn and Wilder. He is also survived by his brothers, Carl and (Carol) of Palm Springs, Calif., Len and (Vicki) Albert of Bloomfield, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, August 24, at 11 a.m. at the Weinstein Mortuary in West Hartford. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jay’s life. The family would like to thank his daughter, Betsy, for the loving kindness she showed him over the past six months. Her tender care was so appreciated by Jay.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to City of Hope, supported by the International Home Furnishings Association at cityofhope.org.