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7/1/08

Sue Albee's Obituary

Suzanne Bedell Albee, 74, of Wellfleet, MA, and Port St. Lucie, FL, died June 23rd at her home in Port St. Lucie after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in New Brunswick, NJ and graduated from Westfield High in Westfield, NJ and Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA. Sue was a devoted military wife and mother, as well as a highly successful real estate agent in the Washington, DC metro area. She volunteered her time generously as past president of the Wellfleet Historical Society, Wellfleet cemetery commissioner, active member and supporter of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Wellfleet, Meals on Wheels, Cape Cod Hospice, and AIM Medical Center and Thrift Shop in Wellfleet. Sue was loyally and actively affiliated with the United States Naval Academy Class of 1954. Survivors include her three sons, Thomas F. Albee and family of Richmond, VA; Steven L. Albee and family of Chelmsford, MA; and Christopher J. Albee and family of Charlotte, NC; son-in-law, Iain Hoefle and family of Middlebury, VT; her sister, Phyllis B. Crockett and family of Bonita Springs, FL and Wellfleet, MA, her devoted companion, Peter Hershey of Port St. Lucie; 10 grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and many loving friends, all of whom will cherish so many wonderful memories of Sue. She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Capt. Thomas L. Albee, Jr., daughter, Ann M. Hoefle, parents Frederick H. Bedell and Dorothy M. Bedell, and granddaughter Kaylee Irene Hoefle. A memorial service will be held June 25th at the St. Lucie River Club at Ballantrae. A funeral mass will be held later this summer in Wellfleet, MA. Charitable contributions may be made in Sue's memory to the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation, 1201 SE Indian St., Stuart FL 34997-5688, or to the Wellfleet Historical Society, PO Box 58, 266 Main St., Wellfleet MA 02667

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