Alberta Inez Irvine, 92, of Framingham and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away Dec. 20 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Born in Dover, Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Cora (McCauley) and Frank Wilson.
She was the beloved wife of 21 years to Wallace “Wally” Irvine of Hopkinton. Wally and Alberta met later in life after both losing their spouses to cancer. They met and fell in love at a bereavement group and married two years later in 1999. They were devoted to each other in every way possible and moved together to Brookdale Cushing Park. The pandemic could not keep these two lovebirds apart. Wally continued to visit when possible and also utilized technology to keep in contact with her.
Alberta enjoyed baking and cooking. She was an avid seamstress and gardener.
Besides her husband, Alberta is survived by two children, John Guildford and his significant other, Linda Pacquette, of Upton, and Jennifer Kile and her husband, Robert, of Wentzville, Missouri. She also leaves behind her stepdaughter, Nancy Irvine Mooradian and her husband, Dave, of North Carolina, four grandchildren, Melissa Derner and her husband, Jason, John Guildford Jr., and Andrew and Timothy Kile, as well as four great-grandchildren, Alba Jean Kile, Kinsley Staub, Aiden Harris and Henry Derner. She is predeceased by her first husband, John Guildford, and two sisters, Lelia Hally and Marion Temple.
A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, Jan. 15, from 4-5 p.m., with a service to follow at 5 at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. Interment will be held at a later date.