Albert J. Karalis (1923-2014)

Albert J. Karalis, 90, of Montpelier passed away Friday morning at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier.

He was born on June 19, 1923 in Hamtramck, Michigan to Steven and Veronica (Vanagas) Karalis. Albert graduated from Pershing Heights High School in Detroit, Michigan in 1941. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. On August 23, 1947 he married Virginia Mielnicki in Detroit, and she survives.

Albert was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Montpelier. He retired from General Motors Fleetwood Plant in Detroit in 1976 after 30 years of service.

He is survived by his wife Virginia, one son Dennis (Patti) Karalis of Montpelier; one brother Joe Karalis of Sterling Heights, Michigan; a sister in law Irene C. Midtgard of Montpelier; four grandchildren, Jeremy (Dawn) Karalis, Bradley (Amanda) Karalis, Andrea (Christopher) Gray, Michell (Jeffery) Steffani; and nine great grandchildren.

Albert was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Anna Verilonie.

Donations may be made to Sacred Heart Alter Society / Masses. Online condolences can be left for the family at


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