James A. “Jim” Albers, age 55

of Braintree

James A. “Jim” Albers, age 55

James A. “Jim” Albers, age 55, of Braintree, died peacefully, Monday, December 9, 2019, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

James was born in Minneapolis, Minn., raised and educated in Windom, Minn. He was a graduate of Windom High School, Class of 1983, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from North Dakota State University.

Jim had lived in Braintree for four years, previously in Tampa, Fla. for three years, Forest Lake, Minn. for eleven years, and earlier in New Jersey.

He was employed as a pharmacist at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, previously at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston.

Jim enjoyed fishing, cooking, traveling, and walking his dog, Pepper. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his wife and sons.

Beloved husband for twenty-one years of Leila N. (Nikkhouy) Albers.

Devoted father of Cameron R. Albers and Keon A. Albers, both of Braintree.

Loving son of Sally A. (Swenson) Albers of Alexandria, Minn. and the late Garland M. Albers.

Dear brother of Thomas R. “Tom” Albers and his wife Anne of Dellwood, Minn., Lydia J. “Libby” Erickson and her husband Tim of Alexandria, Minn., and Cynthia M. “Cindy” Verschaetse and her husband Terry of Marshall, Minn.

Loving son-in-law of Mohammad Nikkhouy and the late Aghdas Jamshidi; brother-in-law of Massoud, Hamid, the late Maryam, and Majid Nikkhouy of Iran; and nephew-in-law of Ghassem Jamshidi of Port Washington, N.Y.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Faith Lutheran Church, 201 Granite Street, Quincy, Friday, December 13, at 10 a.m. Pastor Heidi Johnston will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Thursday 5 – 7 p.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370.


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  • Our prayers and thoughts are with your family at this time if you need anything please let us know sending prayers your way The Hansen’s

  • Your smile will always be with me…you were a true friend growing up..prayers to your family.

  • Mom and I send our love and heartfelt sympathy to all of you. We have many fond memories of Jim from the Windom days. Praying that you will all find peace and comfort in the days to come, the memories you have, and the love you share. All our love.

  • Sally and family, we cannot express our deepest sorrow over your loss. We are so sorry and have held all of you in our daily prayers. Love, Chuck and Lesley Miller

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family as you grieve this loss. He had an infectious smile. (I went to school with Jim in Windom, MN).

  • God’s blessings to the Alber’s family on the passing of your loving husband, father, and son. God definitely gained an Angel to watch over your family 😥🙏

  • Many thoughts and prayers are with you in the coming days. Praying for your entire family on Friday. He will be so greatly missed.

  • Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you & your entire family.

  • I have SO many wonderful childhood memories that include Jim (“Jimmy” as he was warmly referred to by his friends/neighbors.) We spent countless hours playing Tripoly/Michigan Rummy/Parcheesi/Clue….in the Alber’s kitchen! Each night was filled with screams of laughter playing neighborhood games like Catch ‘Em, I Need a Beckon, SPUD, Four-Square (Jimmy’s driveway), Freeze-Tag, TV Tag, marbles, football, basketball, bike riding, listening to music in Jim’s basement, sledding, ice skating…the list is endless! My childhood with Jim (and his siblings Tom, Libby, Cindy) was magical and priceless. I feel SO blessed for the time that I shared with Jim, and I know that there are countless other friends and family who feel the same. Jim’s early departure leaves a hole in our hearts, but his memory and fun spirit with remain with us always. Sending you all my deepest sympathy, prayers, and love… Mona

  • Sally and family, I am so sad to hear this news about Jim. I’ll always cherish the Windom memories of him. He was a kind and gentle soul, and friend to all. I pray you will find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Leila, Words can’t express my sympathy. I will continue to pray for you and the boys. -Theresa

  • Jim and I were in Jazz band together at UMM. He had a great sense of humor and we had lots of fun, including going on ahead to ski an extra day in Switzerland on our band tour in Europe and canoeing in the Boundary Waters in northern MN. I wish we could have introduced our kids to each other. He had a positive influence on me and I think of him often.

  • Leila, we were shocked and saddened by this news. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the boys. We have missed you guys and have discussed many times taking a trip out east and dropping in for a visit. So sad that we never did. May you find peace and comfort in your family and friends as you grieve the loss of Jim.

  • My heart goes out to you Leila, and to your sons, Cameron and Keon. Frank and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. We are truly in shock from hearing about Jim’s passing. He was one of my very best friends when we worked together at the St. Cloud Hospital pharmacy. After working the late shift, we would always stop to have one before headed home. He had a smile and sense of humor that you will never forget. May you find comfort in knowing that you are surround by love from us all.

  • Leila et al, My heart weeps, Jims passing comes as quite a shock. I remember well his first and so many of his days, also yours Leila, at St. Cloud Hospital, always made my day better, we shared so many wonderful conversations about so many topics, work, life, experiences. I remember well the day I found out you two were a couple, makes me smile to think of that day.
    We had not spoken for so many years but Jim left me with incredible memories both professional and personal. Love to all the family.
    Joe Sauer