BANGOR – Clara M. Albert, 94, wife of the late Francis G. Albert, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2008, at a local health care facility. She was born Aug. 18, 1913, in Castine, the daughter of Joel and Mattie (Thompson) Perkins. Clara was educated in Castine schools, where she was class valedictorian. She attended Castine Normal School, and for many years was employed by Castine Cemetery Association. She loved genealogy and enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and doing craftwork. Clara found great comfort and joy in her relationship with her church family. She is survived by two daughters, Vanessa and her husband, Roger Archer, of Holden and Linda Bower of Bangor; five grandchildren, Deborah Parker of Dracut, Mass., Paul Parker of Wheaton, Ill., Robert Bower and Lori Bower, both of Orrington and David Bower of South Portland; and eight great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Kieran, Jessica, Melissa, Krista, Bria, Taylor and Nicholas. A service of remembrance will be held at a later date. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor.