Albert "Abby" L EarnestNovember 22, 1922 ~ December 28, 2017 (age 95)
Southbridge...Albert L. "Abby" Earnest, 95, died Thursday, December 28, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, after a long illness. He leaves his wife of 72 years, Rose (Lucibella) Earnest. They were married April 24, 1945. He also leaves his 2 daughters Carol (Earnest) and her husband Pierre Theriault of Charlton, and their daughter and son-in-law Shay and Robert Tremblay of Woodstock and their children Amber, Julia, Sophia, and Jeremiah Tremblay, all of Woodstock, CT., and Catherine (Earnest) Nolin of Griswold, CT, and her daughter and son-in-law Kimberly and William Neilson III, and their 2 daughters Makayla, and Kierra Neilson of Griswold, CT., and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by 7 brothers Edward Earnest of Woodstock, Charles Earnest of Southbridge, Lawrence Earnest of Southbridge, Alfred Earnest of Holland, Walter Earnest of Southbridge, Donald Earnest of Colorado, Cecil Earnest of Southbridge,and 2 sisters Nellie Sherman of Woodstock, and Catherine Lewis of Eastford.
Abby was born in Southbridge, son of William E. and Lucy (McCall) Earnest and has lived here all his life. He was a longtime member of St. Mary's Church. He was a proud US Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He retired from the American Optical Company where he worked as a machinist, and had also worked at Hyde Mfg. for many years.
He was a well known golfer and lifetime member at Cohasse Country Club where he started off caddying at the golf course when he was young, and that led to his love of golf. He was also named top senior golfer in the state of Massachusetts several times. He most enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at Sansoucy Funeral Home, 40 Marcy Street, Southbridge, MA 01550, from 10AM - Noon, with a funeral home Prayer Service at 11:30AM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to kindly consider making a memorial donation in Abby's name to The Cancer Center at Harrington Hospital, 55 Sayles Street, Southbridge, MA 01550.