Alice Lafleur, 91
Hudson/Acton – Alice (Kennedy) Lafleur of Hudson and Acton passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at the age of 91, and in the company of her loving family. Her husband, Vincent A. Lafleur, died in 1981. Alice was born in Bristol, Conn. on May 12, 1921, the daughter of Alice (McKernan) and Raymond Kennedy. She attended schools in Agawam and graduated from Agawam High School. She married the love of her life, Vincent, in 1943.
During the war-time years and her husband's military deployment, Alice worked for the Springfield Bank & Trust. After the war her family moved to Levittown, NY and thereafter to Farmingdale, ME before finally relocating to Hudson in 1964. While her family and home remained Alice's first and greatest priorities, she also served on the Marlborough Hospital Auxiliary board of directors and joined the Catholic Daughters local affiliate of Christ the King Church in Hudson. A source of great satisfaction for her was her work with this group's scholarship committee, and the recognition that the scholarships awarded would ease the financial burdens of aspiring young scholars.
Alice also loved and excelled at crafting, including her rug braiding, stained glass, professional level cake decorating (including her oldest son's wedding cake), love for flower gardening, and cooking.
Alice endured many physical hardships and challenges later in her life, but always retained a sense of optimism and the courage to keep on fighting. That courage and strength, as well as her sense of humor will forever be remembered and cherished by her family and friends.
Alice is survived by her four children, Allan and his wife, Martha of Keene, NH; Katherine Dittami and her husband, Alexander, of Hampton Falls, NH; Janet Bentley and her husband, Jeffrey, of Westford, MA; and John and his wife, Stephanie, of Medway, MA. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Alice is additionally survived by her sister-in-law, Sr. Virginia Lafleur of Dorval Quebec.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Sept.26, at 9:00 a.m., in Saint Michael's Church, 21 Manning St., Hudson. Burial will follow in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Marlborough. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson.
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