ALTON – Albert R. Niles, 86, husband of the late Anita (Perry) Niles, died peacefully Oct. 21, 2012, with his family by his side at home. He was born Sept. 15, 1926, in Westfield, the son of Frank and Mae (Chase) Niles.
He was employed at the University of Maine steam fitters shop for 32 years. Albert was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Surviving are three children, Nancy A. Street of Old Town, Wayne A. Niles and his wife, Betty, of Palatka, Fla., and Debra J. Severance and her husband, Colwell, of LaGrange; eight grandchildren, Ranee Dow and her husband, Linwood, Jason Street and his wife, Melinda, Sandee Griffith and her husband, Isaiah, Kevin Severance and his wife, Michelle, Shannon Severance and his wife, Jen, Albert Severance and his fiancee, Katie Day, Vanessa Vhay-Monahan and her husband, Brian, and Jim Vhay, 17 great-grandchildren, Brandon Dow, Nicholas Street, Noelle Street, Emma Griffith, Abigail Griffith, Olivia Griffith, Taylor and Daniel Severance, Shannon Severance Jr., Joseph, Coby, Shane and Celina Severance, Natasha and Elizabeth Day, Julianna and Melody Dunn; a brother, George Niles of Yalesville, Conn.; a sister, Betty Allen of Bradford; also the Tim Hortons coffee gang, who have been by his side since the death of his wife, Anita, in 2006, and his very special friend and neighbor, Phil Tibbetts. The family thanks Dr. Susan Cheff and Julie Reeves for their special, loving care of Albert during the last several years.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Relatives and friends are invited to call 1 p.m. until the time of service Friday. Interment will be at Williams Cemetery, Bradford. Gifts in his memory may be sent in support of the family to Ranee Dow, 899 West Old Town Road, Alton, ME 04468.