Albert D. Corey

ST. ALBANS: Albert D. Corey, age 83, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2023.

He was born in Burlington, on July 14, 1939, the son of Eseph and Adele (Corey) Corey.

Albert married Nancy Brown on February 9, 1963.

Al started his career in radio when he was 16, working at WDOT, WWSR, and WLFE for 25 years. He was in the top 100 in sales and marketing in the United States. He then went on to teach at Bellows Free Academy for 29 years, teaching business. He also was a salesman for the Handy dealership for 26 years, retiring in 2017.

Al was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, a member of the Elks, and the Jaycees, the former treasurer and president of the National DECA, and a Vermont DECA State adviser coordinating conferences, activities, and competitions. He was known as “The Godfather” for Vermont DECA. He and Nancy were Stunt Night coaches for many years at Rice Memorial High School.

Al was a long time Eucharistic Minister for Holy Angels Parish. In his spare time, he was a founding member of the Edward Street Decorating Committee and enjoyed the weekly dinners and cards with the Wednesday night card group.

Some of Al’s greatest enjoyments were serving on the many committees, organizations, and boards over the years, including just a partial list: Marketing Education Teacher – Northwest Technical Center, BFA School Board, Maple Run Union School District Board, Collins Perley Sports Facility Board, Democratic Party Chair at the City, County, and State levels, Resident Rep. at Franklin County Rehab Center, DECA State Advisor, National DECA Board, Jaycee President Local and State, Lifetime JCI Senator, lead the Rosary at Franklin County Rehab, owned a dance studio, Stunt Night coach at Cathedral and Rice High Schools, Holy Angels Bazaar, Franklin County Field Days Chair, St. Albans Maple Festival Chair, the voice of Franklin County News on WWSR Radio, Radio DJ WWSR Radio, Sports Announcer WWSR Radio, and World’s Greatest Dad and Jidu!

Al is survived by his children, Robert Corey of St. Albans, Douglas Corey (Karyl) of St. Albans, Suzanne Corey-Trombley (Eric) of Saratoga Springs, NY; four grandchildren, Kyle Corey (Mychaela), Maddison Corey, Brayden and Miles Trombley; two great-grandchildren, Izabelle and Charlotte; two brothers David Corey of Burlington, and Melvin Corey of Colchester, two sisters Sandra O’Brien of South Burlington, and Vivian Church (Robert) of Boston, MA.

He is preceded in death by his wife Nancy Corey; his parents, Eseph and Adele Corey; and one brother-in-law, Dan O’Brien.

A Remembrance Gathering and Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 28th, 2023, at 10 am at Holy Angels Church. The family will receive condolences on Friday, from 4 -7 pm, at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main Street, St. Albans. Interment will be later this spring in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

As an alternative to flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the Albert D. Corey Technical Scholarship Fund, c/o Barb Toof, Peoples Trust Company, 25 Kingman Street, St. Albans, VT 05478.

Arrangements are entrusted to his close friends at Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, where fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with his family and friends at: