TICONDEROGA — Albert Fred Pelerin, 86, of Ticonderoga, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, at Fletcher Allen Health Care Center, Burlington, Vt. Born in Ticonderoga, Dec. 22, 1926, he was the son of the late Dorick and Jennie (Leach) Pelerin.
Mr. Pelerin was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during W.W. II. He married Jacqueline "Jackie" Curtis July 29, 1949. Together, they raised three sons. He was employed by the International Paper Company of Ticonderoga for 37 years, and was a member of the Company's Quarter Century Club.
Albert was a lifelong resident of Ticonderoga. He was a member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks # 1494 and American Legion Post # 224, both of Ticonderoga. He was a former member of Ticonderoga Fire Department and Ambulance Squad.
He was pre-deceased by his parents, Dorick and Jennie (Leach) Pelerin; and seven siblings, Joseph Pelerin, Jennie Bartlett, Elmer Pelerin, Nye Sturtevant, Stuart Sturtevant, Frank Sturtevant, and Henry Sturtevant.
Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline "Jackie" (Curtis) Pelerin; three sons, Albert "Fred" (Starr) Pelerin Jr., of Ticonderoga, Derrick "Rick" (Mary Lou) Pelerin of Ticonderoga, and Keith (Bonnie) Pelerin of Dannemora; four sisters, Ella Potter, Marion Jones, Flora Nadeau and Sally Roehr; and one brother, Dorick Pelerin; ten grandchildren, Brandon Pelerin (Anna Busick), Darrin Pelerin (Lindsey Miller), Michael Tennian, Sarah (Damian) Wardell, Jessica Pelerin (Zach LaPointe), Christopher Pelerin (Samantha Patnode), Tara (George) Adkins, Adam Beeman, Nicholas Pelerin and Emmalena Pelerin; and six great-grandchildren, Sydney Pelerin, Sarah Pound, Owen Wardell, Maggie Wardell, Braelyn Pelerin, and Hailey Adkins.
A Celebration of Life will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Ticonderoga Elk's Lodge. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticondeorga. Donations in Mr. Pelerin's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.