Pollard, Albert C. - February 19, 2017


Albert C. “Sonny“, “Scoop” Pollard, 91, of Kensington, passed away peacefully on Sunday (February 19, 2017). Born in New Britain on August 7, 1925 to the late Catherine (Nielsen) and the late Albert C Pollard, he lived in New Britain until moving to the summer house at Lake Beseck, Middlefield, as a young man. He attended Woodrow Wilson High School, worked at Happy Acres as a life guard, and served in the US Army during WWII as a chauffeur in the General’s Motor Pool. In 1950 he married Helen Hayn, and they lived in Middlefield where they raised their 3 children. Al was a former member of the Middlefield Federated Church, the Middlefield Lions Club, and a current member of the “A’s” Model A club. He is survived by his companion of 23 years, Dorothy Breski, his children, Catherine Pollard of Middlefield, Lois Foley of Portland, and James Pollard and his wife Andrea of Durham, his sister Delores Gostin, his grandchildren, Amanda, Marissa, Julia, Thomas, Daniel, Sandra and Jeffrey, his great grand sons, James and Kai, and many nieces and nephews, especially his niece Judy Gostin, whose help during his illness is greatly appreciated. He was predeceased by his wife Helen, his brother, Clement, and his sisters, Elia, Florence Cullen and Lillian Nowey. A Memorial Service will be held Friday (February 24, 2017) at 11am at Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway in Berlin. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home Friday morning (February 24, 2017) from 10am until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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