EDDINGTON – Alberta (Schmidt) Novak, 77, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Jan. 1, 1935, in Old Bridge, N.J., the daughter of Albert and Viola (Boyce) Schmidt.
Alberta grew up in New Jersey and moved to Maine in 1977. She was known for her strong work ethic and had careers as a bus driver and nurse’s assistant. Alberta enjoyed cooking and sewing. She loved spending time with her family, her little farm in Eddington, and her dog, RJ. Alberta loved God and read the Bible daily.
Alberta is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Stanley Novak Sr.; children, Geraldine Phillips and her husband, James, of Browns Mills, N.J., Stanley Novak Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Holden, Debra Wilder and her husband, Bruce, of Hermon, Kent Novak and his wife, Rebecca, of Hancock, Alberta Farthing and her friend, John Partridge, of Lucerne, Andrew Novak of Hancock, and Albert Novak and his wife, Michelle, of Greenville, N.H.; brothers, Albert Schmidt of Kansas and Dennis Schmidt of New Jersey; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Alberta was predeceased by her brother, Charles Schmidt; and sister, Viola Borlan.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at Hermon Baptist Church with the Rev. Garnett Chute officiating. Friends are invited to call 1 p.m. until the time of service. After the service relatives and friends are invited to share conversation and refreshments at the church. Interment will be held in the spring at Jonathan Eddy Cemetery, Eddington. Those wishing to remember Alberta may make gifts in her name to Hermon Baptist Church, 2496 Route 2, Hermon, ME 04401. A service of Brookings-Smith, 55 South Main St., Brewer.