Albert Wisner


Albert Wisner, age 90, passed away peacefully in Williamsburg, Virginia on April 4, 2013.

Born in Oakland, California on March 4, 1923, he was the son of G. Everett Wisner and Frances Basley Wisner. He was educated at Mt. Hermon School in Northfield, Massachusetts. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, he graduated from Brown University with a degree in Economics and spent many years in the jewelry business in Rhode Island. He married Nell Pinner Sannella in 1969 and brought two families together. The couple lived in Warwick until 1987 when they retired to Williamsburg, Virginia and maintained active lives in the community. Mr. Wisner was a Scout Master, a Mason, a member of the Sons of The American Revolution and a past president of the SAR Williamsburg chapter and a member of Trinity Church in Pawtuxet. James (1963) and Patricia (1975) are graduates of Pilgrim High School.

He is survived by a son, James A. Wisner of Brewster, Massachusetts and two daughters, Christine Wisner Sancin of Sarasota, Florida and Patricia Wisner Morse of Cohasset, Massachusetts, a stepson, Donald Rosie of Lake Stevens, Washington and two stepdaughters, Lynne Sannella Hamilton of Great Falls, Virginia and Fran Sannella Callaway of Louisville, Kentucky; and two grandsons, Jason A. Wisner of Boston, Massachusetts and Nathaniel Morse of Cohasset, Massachusetts.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20004 or


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