|Birth: ||Dec. 4, 1904|
|Death: ||Mar. 11, 1985|
Walter Anthony Albertson was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 4, 1904, the first of five children. His primary eduation was taken at Holy Innocents School on Chicago's North Side. He completed his secondary education at Weber High School in 1923. After a year of college at the Central Y.M.C.A. College in Chicago, he interrupted his studies until 1929, when he enrolled at Providence College in Rhode Island.
Walter entered the Dominican Order at St. Rose Priroy in Springfield, Kentucky, on August 15, 1931, at which time he was given the name Hubert in Religion. Following his first profession in 1932, he undertook philosophical studies at the Dominican House of Studies in River Forest, Illinois, and theological studies, first at St. Joseph's Priory in Somerset, Ohio, and later at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.
Ordained to the Priesthood on June 16, 1938, after his final year of theology, Father Albertson began a long service to the Dominican Order and to the Church in pastoral positions in the new Province of St. Albert the Great. He served as Associate Pastor at Holy Rosary Church in Minneapolis (1939-1941), St. Anthony of Padua Church in New Orleans (1941-1949), Holy Rosary Church in Houston (1949-1952), and St. Dominic's Church in Denver (1952-1957).
His pastoral duties were set aside in 1957, when he was appointed Director of the Holy Name Society for the Diocese of Amarillo. He later served as a Counsellor at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois, from 1958 to 1960. At the request of the Provincial, he resumed his pastoral service in 1960, as Pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Mangum, Oklahoma. In 1963, he returned to the Chicago area as an Associate Pastor at St. Vincent Ferrer Church in River Forest, Illinois, a position he held until 1970. His final years were spent at the Priory of St. Dominic and St. Thomas in River Forest in limited service. Along the years, he also served as Chaplain to the Knights of Columbus.
Father Albertson manifested throughout his priestly life an abiding interest in study. While stationed in Houston, he attended the University of Houston for classes in education and sociology. Whenever possible, he spent time during the summers studying the Spanish language.
He died unexpectedly on March 11, 1985, three months after his eightieth birthday. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at the Priory of St. Dominic and St. Thomas in River Forest by Monsignor Nevin Hayes O.Carm., Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago. The homily was preached by Father Joseph Della Penta OP. Interment took place at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, Illinois, on March 14, 1985.
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