In Our Care

Albert Jean-Pierre was born on August 2, 1924 in Jérémie, Haiti to parent's Derision Jean and Henriette Pierre-Louis. He was the third out of 10 children. He married his childhood sweetheart, Jaqueline Pierre-Louis on July 24,1950, after realizing she was the love of his life. Albert and Jacqueline had 10 children. After leaving Haiti, and relocating his family to Massachusetts, Albert chose Cambridge as his home in 1973. He was an outgoing and energetic man who loved life, his family and friends.

Albert and his wife Jacqueline grew to not only care for their children but the children and adults in need all around them. He earned his name as Papi Albé and was known to be a father and grandfather not only to his own, but to those all around him. Albert loved to listen to music and dance. He enjoyed sharing stories about his time in Haiti, his experience in the military, funny events in his life and playing the lottery/scratch tickets. At any event, family gathering or party you would see Papi Albe dancing or tapping his foot with a drink in his hand. Albert loved to travel, spend quality time with his family and visit different casino's.

Albert received his education at Frere des L'instruction Chretienne in Haiti. He served in the Haitian military as a Sargent for 30 years. After coming to America, he worked at Tuffs University for 27 years until he retired. He also worked part-time at the Walter E. Fernald State School for 10 years.

Albert was the Patriarch of the Jean-Pierre family. He is the epitome of what a man, husband, father, uncle and grandfather should be. He was deeply adored by all that crossed his path.

Albert leaves behind his beloved wife of 68 years, Jacqueline Jean-Pierre and 10 children, Pierre Albert, Myrtho, Yanick, Kettline, Cherly, Patrick (Late), Marie-Flore, Marie, Jamill, and Moses. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He also considered Marie-Flore Roberson, Anne-Marie Desjardins and Ronny Laguerre as his own. He will also be missed by his siblings Marie-Therese (Late), Morice (Late), Noa, Fernande (Late), Madeline, Carmen, George, Gilbert (Late), Ceres, and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family. Albert will also be remembered by the West Cambridge kids and their families.

Funeral from the DeVito Funeral Home 761 Mt. Auburn St., WATERTOWN on Saturday Sept. 30th at 9 am with a funeral mass to be held in St. Peter's Church at 10am. Burial to follow in Cambridge Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the funeral home on Friday Sept. 29th from 4-8pm.