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Albert Bert Sylvain

Date of Death: May 28, 2024

Date of Birth: February 16, 1945


Albert R. ‘Bert’ Sylvain, 79, of Lewiston Maine passed away on
Tuesday May 28, 2024 with loved ones by his side. He bravely
fought but lost his battle to cancer. Bert was born on February 16,
1945 in Lewiston to Albert J. Sylvain and Lucia E Bannister.
He attended Saint Joseph’s Grammar School and Lewiston High
School. After graduating he served in the National Guard. He
worked for many years with his father Al, who owned Alco Repair
Service installing windows, doors, roofing and siding and
renovating lake camps. He married Mary Vye and they raised 5
children, 2 of them being his step children.
Bert was predeceased by his parents Albert and Lucia and sweet
step daughter Maureen Ray. Survivors include a daughter
Shanna Breton and her partner Ed Rabasco of Poland, daughter
Misty Michel of Greene, son Patrick Sylvain of Minot, and son
Carl Grady and wife Megan of Ohio; stepson Butch Irish and his
wife Lisa of Greene; sister Lorette Hampton and husband Dan
and their children, Dan, Kristine, and Marc; grandchildren
Nicholas, Nathan, Taylor, Logan, Jacob, Kyra,Tucker, Elias, Evie,
Angelena, Kendra, Matthew, Joshua, long time friend and mother
of Carl, Rachel Grady, several great grandchildren, cousins and
many cherished friends.
After retiring Bert found his life purpose. He became involved in
the Prison Ministry at the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn.
Through the association with Prince of Peace Ministry and the
Maine Reentry Network he offered religious support to prisoners.
He listened to their stories with compassion and continued
correspondence with some of them after their reentry into more
positive living. Later he became involved in helping children of
prisoners and together with friends they started a state group
advocating for the children until he became too ill to participate.
He was devoted to the Lord and helping those in need.   Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 5 from 9-10:30 at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St. Lewiston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at STS. Peter and Paul Basilica, Ash St. Lewiston at 11 a.m.

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