Albert P. Leiggi, 98, of Princeton died on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Princeton, he was a lifelong resident. Albert was a highly decorated United States Army World War II Veteran that was among the many brave on the first day invasion of Omaha Beach during the D-Day attack. He was awarded many medals including the Bronze Arrowhead and Croix de Guerre. After returning from war, he attended Rider College where he graduated with a BA in Accounting. Al continued his education at Pace University, NY becoming an auditor. He retired in 1988 with over 20 years of service as an Auditor-Accountant Supervisor with the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Albert was the family patriarch and managing partner of Mike’s Tavern, Princeton. He was a lifelong parishioner of St. Paul’s Church. As an avid sports fan, favorite teams included the St. Louis Cardinals and Princeton University Football & Basketball. Al was a loving father and devout family man whose greatest joy came from attending his grandchildren’s various events and activities.
Son of the late Michele and Lena (Esposito) Leiggi, husband of the late Eda (Troiani) Leiggi, “The Light of His Life.” He is survived by son Robert and his wife Valerie, daughter Patricia Shulack and husband James, son Albert E. Leiggi and his wife Annamarie, five grandchildren Jamie (Leiggi) Colucci and her husband Michael, Matthew Leiggi and his partner Katie, Joseph Shulack, Eric Leiggi and his fiancée Greg, Sabrina Leiggi, and great granddaughter Charlotte Colucci.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:45am on Monday, November 16, 2020 at St. Paul’s Church, 216 Nassau Street, Princeton. Burial will follow in the Princeton Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Princeton First Aid Squad.
The feed for Albert Leiggi's Funeral Mass will be available beginning at 10:30 AM EST on Monday morning, November 16th. To access the live stream, go to the home page for St Paul's Church of Princeton. This link should take you there.
Scroll down and on the right-hand side of the web page and you will see the St Paul Parish Media Player. Click on the arrow and you should be taken to the church. The media player can be made full screen by clicking the double arrow in the bottom right corner of the live stream.