SIMSBURY, Conn. – Albert “Albie” R. Whitmore Sr., formerly of East Granby, Conn., beloved husband of MaryEllen (Campbell) Whitmore, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at McLean Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 9, 1938, in Bangor, the son of the late Albert L. and Catherine (Perkins) Whitmore. Mr. Whitmore was a graduate of Bangor High School, Class of 1958. He worked in the aircraft industry for many years prior to his retirement. Even with a more than 20-year illness, he was an inspiration to many. Albert was an avid Boston Red Sox and New York Giants fan. In addition to his wife of 47 years, he is survived by a son, Albert R. Whitmore of East Granby, Conn.; a daughter, Nadine Salgle of Coco, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Jean C. Smith of Fort Myers, Fla.; and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Dawn Whitemore. There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Carling Chapel, McLean Nursing Home, 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, Conn. Burial will be at St. Bernard’s Cemetery. Vincent Funeral Home, Simsbury, Conn., is assisting the family with the arrangements. Condolences and donations to the family may be sent to MaryEllen Whitmore, 23 Seymour Road, 1-D, East Granby, CT 06026.