Harriet Albee

Published 4:06 pm Thursday, March 5, 2009

Harriet was born September 24, 1911 in Medford, Mass., but lived her high school years in Vermont. She was a &dquo;wicked good&dquo; New Englander, known as &dquo;Bunny&dquo; to her family. She received her B.A. in music from Skidmore and her M.A. from Columbia.

She began teaching in Vermont in 1934 and taught music in public school

As a single woman, Harriet moved to Puerto Rico, where she met her husband of 50 years, Clark. She taught music in Puerto Rico to young girls; but, most of all, while in Puerto Rico, she discovered her passion for the Paso Fino horse. She enjoyed breeding, training and riding. She was the first woman allowed to compete with Paso Finos and won the island championship for her class in 1959.

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She and her husband moved to North Carolina where she continued to enjoy Paso Finos.

At the age of 90 until her death, she played classical piano, loved gardening, painting Sum´e with Dee Henry and reading.

She was a lifelong Unitarian with a strong belief in equality and peace.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan T. Albee, her grandsons, Brooks Haywood Loro (Susan Purtell) of San Diego, Calif., and Clark Lande Loro of New York City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice, Finca and Women to Women.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held Thursday, March 12, 2009 from 4 to 6 p.m.

‐ paid obituary