Posted Sept. 11, 2011, at 8:02 p.m.

MILLINOCKET and KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Alban "Bea" Landry, 85, died peacefully in his sleep Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, in Florida. He was born May 7, 1926, in St. Francois, New Brunswick, the son of Leon and Adeline (Landry) Landry.

Bea was known in Millinocket as "the bread man," a reference to when he worked for Harris Baking Co. He went on to work at the Millinocket Foundry for 23 years, retiring in 1988. He and his wife, Bernadette, then enjoyed wintering in Kissimmee, Fla., for many years. Bea enjoyed fishing, gardening, and watching the Boston Red Sox – something he did as recently as this past Tuesday. He also enjoyed following hockey. Bea was very lucky at playing cards with his special friends, and also enjoyed playing bingo.

Above all else, however, his family always came first.

Bea is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bernadette (Clavette) Landry of Millinocket and Florida; four children, Janelle Spence and her husband, John, of Millinocket, Louise Ingalls and her husband, Peter, of St. Cloud, Fla., Martin Landry and his wife, Lynn, of Millinocket and Sylvia Flanagan and her husband, Kevin, of Brunswick; seven grandchildren, Aaron Spence, Rachel Manzo, Christine Munns, Shawna Elkins, Michelle Landry, Alison Landry and Ryan Flanagan; four great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a grandchild, Matthew Paul; and a sister, Doris Landry.

Friends are invited to visit with the family 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket, where a rosary service will be conducted 7:30 p.m. by the officers and members of Daughters of Isabella, Little Flower Circle. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Christ the Divine Mercy Parish of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 19 Colby St., Millinocket, with the Rev. Joel Cyr, pastor, presiding. Interment will be at Millinocket Cemetery. Gifts in memory of Bea may be sent to Katahdin Area Support Group, 10 Field St., Millinocket, ME 04462. Messages of condolence may be expressed at

Recommend this article