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Albert Smith French III, 60, of Taveras, Fla., died Friday, March 17th peacefully at his home.
He was born on June 12, 1956 in Ipswich, Mass., the son of the late Albert S. and Mary (Bobola) French (Doody).
Albert graduated from Gloucester High School and then enlisted with the U.S. Army. Unfortunately he was soon honorably discharged due to some medical reasons.
An avid sports fan, Albert especially loved the Boston Celtics. He also prided himself on being able to name nearly every college mascot/team name, his favorite being the Richmond Spiders. He also enthusiastically competed with his daughter, Amanda, when it came to their favorite show, Jeopardy.
Albert is survived by his mother, Mary Doody of Beverly; his wife, Patricia French of Taveras, Fla.; one son, Christopher French of Beverly; three daughters, Amy Holmes of Friendship, Maine, Amanda Cilley and her husband, Jim of Tilton, N.H., and Cheyenne French; two brothers, Joseph French of Ipswich and step-brother Steve Doody and his wife Beverly of Levant, Maine; four sisters, Dianne Phillips of Beverly, Patricia Smith and her husband, David of Gloucester, Pam Thompson and her husband, Paul of Ipswich, and stepsister, Deborah Drost and her husband John of Washburn, Maine; five grandchildren, Haddee May Brown, Dylan and Amelia French, Hannah and Matthew Cilley; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father he was predeceased by his beloved step-father, Steward Doody, and his younger brother, Paul French, who he shared a June 12th birthday with.
A celebration of life will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the VFW Hall in Ipswich, 110 County Rd.
In lieu of flowers consider donating to your local veterans chapter or simply performing a random act of kindness to make this world a better place.
Published on  April 4, 2017
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