ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. – Deacon Albert J. Lozier, 84, of Royal Palm Beach, formerly of Bristol, died on March 4, 2015, at Hospice of Palm Beach County.
He was born on May 23, 1930, in Fort Kent, Maine, a son of the late Maxime and Louise (Coulombe) Lozier. He was raised and lived in Fort Kent, where he served in the Maine National Guard.
He moved to Bristol in 1950 and served in the United States Army during the Korean War, serving in Germany. He worked for the former New Departure division of General Motors for over 30 years, retiring in 1989, and then became a part-time fixture at George’s Terryville Avenue Market for many years.
He was ordained a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Hartford in 1986 by Archbishop John Whealon, and served at St. Ann Parish in Bristol for 19 years. He was a member of the League of the Sacred Heart, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Seicheprey Post 2 of the American Legion in Bristol.
Deacon Lozier is survived by his daughters, Francine Galdos of Royal Palm Beach and Elisabeth Booth of Trumbull; son Marc Lozier of Keller, Texas; their mother Suzanne; brothers Leo and Gilbert Lozier of Bristol and Patrick Lozier of Windsor; sisters Doris Cyr of Avon and Leonie Lozier of Bristol; several nieces and nephews and six grandchildren.
He was predeceased by brothers and sisters Edgar, Romeo, Juliette and Laurette Lozier and Irene Violette.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 20 at St. Ann Church in Bristol. Burial, with military honors, followed in St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County at https://www.hpbcf.org/make-a-gift.