Alice Emily Scofield (née Montague)
Alice passed away at the age of 102 on January 20,2022. She is survived by her son Lawrence F. Jr. and daughters Deborah Hennessey and Janet Lezberg. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 61 years Lawrence Fuller Scofield Sr. (2003) as well as their daughter Pamela Torpey (2006). Alice was the sweet and devoted Nana to Stephanie Psenicka; Heather Scofield; Erin and Matthew Torpey; Christopher, Jeffrey and Ryan Hennessey; Alexandra Picca and Lauren Lezberg. She was the great-grandmother of seven and the favorite aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews. Alice was the youngest daughter of Annie J. Johns and William R. Montague of Malden MA.
Alice grew up in Malden MA attending Malden H.S. graduating with the Class of 1937. She then worked as a temp for several local companies and left the workforce to raise her family in Malden. She spent many summers visiting relatives in St. Albans VT and hosting family gatherings at Sunset Lake Hampstead NH. After her children were grown, she returned to the workforce spending 13 years at the U.S. Dept. of State Passport Agency in Boston, retiring in 1983. She enjoyed this work and having the opportunity to meet people from many origins and nationalities. In retirement, Alice and Fuller moved to West Yarmouth on Cape Cod where her family would gather in the summer.
Family meant the world to Alice. She found immense joy being a grandmother spending quality time with each grandchild and making them all feel special. She traveled a lot to visit her grandchildren for family vacations and gatherings as well as to baby sit and support them in their many activities.
Alice loved to travel whether on a day trip with a group or to far away places across the country. She especially enjoyed a trip to England to trace her family roots. She loved music and playing the organ. She enjoyed her time singing in the church choir for many years while living in Needham. Later in life, she was an avid Boston Red Sox fan never wanting to miss a game. She knew all the players and enjoyed discussing stats. She followed politics closely and was passionate about her civic responsibility to be informed and vote. Known for her story telling, sharp mind and wit she was warm and kind to everyone she met, always seeing the best in people.
She will be missed dearly but leaves the fondest of memories and a beautiful legacy of love in the heart of each of her family members and friends. The family wishes to thank everyone at the Arbors Assisted Living in Stoneham MA where Alice had lived for the past 5 years. Their care, compassion, and friendships enriched her life in many ways. Donations in her memory may be made to The Arbors Sunshine Fund, 140 Franklin Street. Stoneham. MA 02180.
Her family mourns her loss but celebrates the love and joy of life she embraced each day. Due to health concerns, Mass of Christian burial will be held at a later date at St. Mary’s of the Annunciation Church in Melrose MA followed by internment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne MA. Online condolences may be expressed at bostoncremation.org/obituaries.
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