Declan Gerard Arrison Albert went to Heaven on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at the Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE after 8½ weeks of struggle since his birth at Women and Babies Hospital in July. He was the adored son of Nathan Gerard Albert and Jacy Anne Arrison of Lancaster.
In addition to his mom and dad, Declan will be greatly missed by his siblings Alayya Marie, Valencia Leigh, Mercedi Ireland, Savana Natanelly, Rylan Seamus Hamilton, Ginger AvaMaria, Isla Evelyn and Fallon Joseph Fennessy; his paternal grandparents Sherry Albert, and Gerard Albert and his companion Darlene Labezius-Driscoll; maternal grandparents Charles and Eileen Arrison; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Declan liked his stuffed animals, including his unicorn, looking at pictures made by his brothers and sisters and being held by his parents and family. He especially loved to snuggle with his twin brother Fallon.
The family extends a special thank you to friends and family for their support and love, to their St. Joseph Catholic Church family for their prayers and to the staff of Women and Babies Hospital NICU, Hershey Medical Center NICU, Lancaster General Hospital Pediatric Floor and thank you to all the staff especially the nurses at Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children for all they did for them.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, September 16th at 2 PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 440 St. Joseph St., Lancaster, PA 17603, with The Rev. Msgr. Thomas H. Smith as Celebrant. Friends will be received at the church on Friday from 1-2 PM. Interment in Conestoga Memorial Park. To send the family online condolences, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory 717-393-9661
Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. I am sure we are one of many families thinking of you right now and praying for Declan’s peace in Heaven. May you find comfort in your faith, in your family and in us, your friends.
Brad, Lisa, Dylan and Emma Wolf
Dear Jay and Family,
There are no words that can give any comfort. Knowing that yours is a profound and personal grief I won’t even try saying words that sound empty and without meaning to you. Just know that you and your family remain in our thoughts and prayers. You are not alone.
Pat and Bob Dreyer
Our thoughts and prayers are with your and your family during this time.
Nathan and Jacy,
All of our hearts are heavy and many questions remain. However, but this I do know, that Declan is in heaven with our Lord. Declan will always be your precious little boy. Know that God is near and may He give you peace in your time of need.
Love, Hugs and Kisses,
Lisa Messick Boyd
Jacy,Nathan and Family,
We were so very sorry to hear about Declan’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Peace, Prayers and Blessing’s to you all.
Nick and Debbie Giannini
Dear Nathan, Jacy and Family,
We are sorry to hear of Declan’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We pray that God helps you to find peace and comfort through the grief.
Ricky, Victoria, Nevaya & Mia Warfel
On behalf of the physicians, nurses, and staff of the pediatric floor at Lancaster General, our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your precious little one. Declan was a sweet and beautiful baby, and touched the hearts of all of us who were blessed to care for him. May you find comfort and peace despite this, the most difficult of times. Thank-you for allowing us to know and love Declan. He will remain in our hearts always.
Dr. Alexandra Solosko
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