Obituaries

Corinne M. Albright

October 25, 1914 - December 10, 2012

Corinne M. Albright, 98, of Batavia passed away Monday, December 10, 2012 at her residence.  She was born October 25, 1914 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Nicholas Hugh and Clara Alice (nee Mauer) McRoberts.  She was united in marriage to John E. Albright July 26, 1941 in Springfield, IL.  Corinne was an icon to many - that at age 98 she was still excited and inspired by beauty, that she could laugh and enjoy life, that she was passionate about flowers, politics, art, music and clothes. She was a consummate seeker of spiritual knowledge and understanding. What’s more amazing she was still open to change to grow deeper spiritually to become a better human being and Mother. Many are grateful for her laughter, lessons and example.  She is survived by her seven daughters Andrea (Jack) white of Fort Wayne, IN, Laurette (Terry) Grove of Geneva, Deborah (Marvin “Buzz”) Marqui of St. Charles, Frances Miles, of Aurora, Felicity Albright of Freedom, PA, Corinne “Bunnie” Albright of Batavia and Abigail (James) Ehrhardt of Geneva; two sons John (Robin) Albright of Geneva and Ted Albright of Beckley, WV; twenty-three grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren; and three brothers William McRoberts, Richard (Cleta) McRoberts, and Joseph McRoberts.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband John Albright, three brothers Nicholas, Howard and Bernard McRoberts.

Wake: 4-8 P.M. Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL.  7 to 7:30 pm service – “Remembering Corinne”

Funeral: Services will begin with prayers from the Moss Family Funeral Home at 10:00 A.M. Friday, December 21, 2012 before proceeding to Holy Cross Catholic Church 2300 Main St. Batavia to celebrate Mass at 10:30 A.M. Interment will follow the Mass at West Batavia Cemetery in Batavia.

Memorials

In lieu of flowers to remember Corinne, memorial contributions may be directed to Hands of Hope (2 Acorn Lane Barrington, IL 60010) for the purpose of installing a well in a village in Zambia. This mission project of helping poor woman and children in Africa is dear to Corinne and her family.

Guest Book

  • Janet Nuckles Brandenburg Fran and family I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing Almost 2yrs to the date I lost my mom. I know how much love she gave to you. I have great memories of coming to your house and just hanging out. She always liked to see me. I hope you are all doing well. I have thought of you often after being in touch at the Alzheimer's unit when your uncle was there. God bless and keep you all safe. Stay in touch and talk often. I am sorry I just heard of her passing. Love and comfort to you all.
  • Jane (Kehoe) Lewis I will always remember your mom's laughter, her periodic Sunday morning visits to our home, her Jackie-O look. She had a wonderful spirit! My thoughts are w/you and about you today as good memories of the Kehoe/Albright connection flood my mind.
  • The Hurley's We will miss seeing her smile, hearing her play the piano. What a lovely life this special lady lived.
  • Ruth Johnsen Corinne's witness about God's move in her life led me to His waiting arms. Our later prayer group meetings gave us both wonderful insights into the Bible.
  • James T. Londrigan and Family We will all miss Corrine and her vivacious personality. She was one of a kind. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time.