Albert W. Harvie

Born: Mon., Jan. 14, 1918
Died: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 28, 2018
Location: Silas F. Richardson & Son, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Oct. 29, 2018
Location: First Baptist Church of Leominster

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LEOMINSTER --- Albert W. Harvie, 100 years old of Leominster, died Wednesday, October 24, in the Life care Center of Leominster.

Albert was born January 14, 1918, in Fitchburg MA, the son of Harry and Bessie (Knowles) Harvie and came to Leominster at an early age. He leaves his wife of 69 years, Myrtle M. (Brown) Harvie, 2 sons, Donald W. Harvie and wife Patricia of Leominster, and Richard A. Harvie of Lunenburg, 2 daughters, Gail M. Salafia and husband Donald of New Ipswich NH, and Jayne Farrar and husband Michael of Hubbardston, his sister Ruth Barrows of Leominster, son in law Thomas Irving of Manchester NH, 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces.

Albert was predeceased by his daughter Cheryl Irving in 2017. He was also predeceased by 3 brothers, Everett, Lester and Harland Harvie and 2 sisters, Hazel Donahue and Cora Senecal.

Albert was part of the "Greatest Generation" with a strong love for the Lord, his family and his country. He was the oldest member of the First Baptist Church in Leominster. Albert was a graduate of Leominster High School class of 1936. A US Army Veteran of World War II, Albert was inducted in 1941 and was honorably discharged in 1945. He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Campaign Ribbon, Victory Medal and American Theatre Campaign Ribbon. Following the war, he and 2 of his brothers established Harvie Bros, and operated apple orchards in Leominster, Sterling and Stow, he later went to work as the foreman at the former Derby Farm in Leominster until 1965. Following his time at Derby Farm, he worked at Sanborn Machine Co. until retiring in 1982. After retiring Albert and his wife traveled throughout the country in their motor home. He enjoyed photography, and in his early years, developed his own photos. He was a beekeeper for many years, and loved being outside, working in his garden and blueberry patch into his late 90’s. A skilled craftsman, he built his own home. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be greatly missed.

Albert’s funeral will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11am in the First Baptist Church, 23 West St. Leominster. Burial with military honors will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Calling hours in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home 106 West St. Leominster, will be held on Sunday, October 28 from 2pm -4pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 23 West St. Leominster MA. 01453.

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Lisa (Brown) Achile
   Posted Sun October 28, 2018
Dear Harvie Family, My husband Paul and I were very sorry to hear about Uncle Al's passing. Please know you will all be in our prayers and we hope you accept our heartfelt condolences. Sincerely, Lisa and Paul Achille (Maryland)

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