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Albert O. Fella

April 11, 1928 May 23, 2008
Albert O. Fella
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Obituary for Albert O. Fella

Albert O. Fella, a longtime resident of Milford died at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital in the early morning hours of Friday, May 23, 2008. He was 80 years old. Born April 16, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan to Silvio & Josephine (nee Suave) Fella, Albert enjoyed growing up with his brothers and sisters in the bustling household of a large Italian family. In 1948, Albert married Beverly (nee McGrath), and they began to build their lives together, raising their family in the Metro Detroit area. A member of UAW Local 163 and active committee member of Redford, Albert spent thirty-five years as a dedicated employee of Detroit Diesel. On the day he retired in 1991, Albert was borne away by his family in a limousine to celebrate his retirement.

Just as the horses he loved to watch on the race track gave their all to reach the finish line, so too did Albert Fella give all of himself to persevere in life as a champion. Albert adored the fast pace of the races, and besides being an avid fan of horse racing and the Kentucky Derby, he also drove in Figure 8 races during his teenage years through to his twenties. He was in regular attendance of the Kentucky Derby and enjoyed watching the Triple Crown each year. He was compassionate and loved animals, especially his dogs, the late Patches and Baron, and the beautiful Thoroughbreds he grew to know so well at the races. Albert also enjoyed watching football, bowling and hunting. He enjoyed hosting barbeques at his home and took great pride in maintaining the appearance of his property.

Albert was blessed with a good sense of humor and could easily bring a smile to the faces of his loved ones. He also devoted time to his beloved family, and went for memorable road trips with his grandchildren. Albert knew that like racing, life is not a spectator�s sport and thus he always pushed to reach the finish line and to be apart of the winner�s circle.

He is survived by his children, Albert A. of Detroit, Joanne (Edward) Topa of West Bloomfield, James (Sonia) of Brighton, Jacqueline (Kenneth) Collins of Milford, John of MS; grandchildren, Aaron (Jacie) Halfacre, Shaun Collins, Anthony Fella, Jonathon (Dana) Fella, Allison Fella, Daniel Collins, Jacob Collins; great-grandchildren, Noah and Jade Fella and many loving extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters and by his former spouse, Beverly Fella (d.2002).

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, May 28th, 2008, 11 AM at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 East Liberty, Milford with Fr. Leo Lulko officiating. Burial St. Hedwig Cemetery. Friends may visit Tuesday 4 � 9 PM. Memorials may be made to Michigan Humane Society. For further details call 248-684-6645.

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