Albert Van Knowe, 86, passed away peacefully July 3, 2017, at the Maine Veterans’ Home, Bangor, Maine, following a long illness. Beacon Hospice nurses provided loving care and comfort during his final weeks. Albert was joyfully baptized June 28, at his request, by the hospice chaplain. He was born July 2, 1931, in Salem, Mass., the son of James Albert and Muriel (MacDonlad) Van Knowe, and he was raised in Manchester-by-the-Sea. Albert lived there most of his life, also raising his family there.
A memorial service with military honors will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the Lary Funeral Home, Milo, Maine. Following the service family and friends are invited to gather and a location will be announced during the service. Albert’s ashes will be scattered on his beloved snowmobile trail, Al’s Alley, sometime during the fall or winter and an announcement will be published. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Amedisys Foundation (Beacon Hospice), 289 State St., Bangor, ME 04401. A full obituary can be viewed and messages of condolence may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
Published on  July 8, 2017