December 31, 1945 - January 11, 2016


Mary Frances Albu, age 70, Waite Park, MN, died Monday, January 11, 2016 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 12:00 Noon at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel, St. Cloud, MN. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, MN.

Mary was born December 31, 1945 in Duluth, MN to Francis E. and Stella J. (Whisenat) Bonneville. She married Richard “Dick” Albu on December 11, 1970 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Mary was apartment manager for Garden Square Apartments and also worked at INH Properties. She loved to volunteer and was an animal ally. Mary volunteered at the St. Cloud Children's Home, where she taught and was also the Equestrian Director, the St. Cloud Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Gorecki House.

Survivors include her husband, Dick Albu of Waite Park, MN; sons, Christopher James (Linda) Umbarger of Duluth, MN; Stephan David Umbarger of St. Cloud, MN; stepson Christopher Richard Simpson of Pensacola, FL; stepdaughter, Kelly Marie Simpson; brothers, Dale Bonneville of St. Joseph, MN; and James Bonneville of Duluth, MN; five grandchildren, Bryanne Nicole Umbarger, Michael James Umbarger, Samuel Stephan Umbarger, James Serkland and Sara Serkland; and one great granddaughter, Eliannah Grace.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Sandy Line, and brother John Bonneville.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Tri-County Humane Society.