Albina Edmonds (Alexson)
In 1946 Albina Alexson was the Fuller Brush girl with the Pepsodent smile. She was tall and thin (her brother Vin called her Beans, a name that stuck) and had stunning features, along the lines of Ava Gardner. Born in Bloomfield on a farm on May 18, 1924, she was the fifth girl of six and the seventh child of eight. In 1948 she married John Edmonds.
She leaves two children, John (“Jack”) and Maureen, daughter-in-law Gayle McAllister, Maureen’s best friend, Jules Myszkowski, grandsons Ryan and Sean Edmonds, great grandchildren Autumn and Dean Edmonds, and a sister, Madeline Cummings (“Babe”).
What to say about her long life? Her wit was her charm: quick, on point, ever-present, and key to her personality. It stayed with her through her last days and gave light to those who worried over her well-being.
The family will be forever grateful for the steadfast kindness of the staff of the Glastonbury Heath Care Center, particularly to Ben, Shay, and Wilma.
Calling hours will be at Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 34 Beaver Road, Wethersfield, on Friday, April 27, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., followed by a service at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 56 Hartford Avenue, Wethersfield. Burial will be at the Ancient Village Cemetery, Old Wethersfield. Information available at www.farleysullivan.com.
Please make a donation to a charity in lieu of flowers.