Alice Zaloga

Alice Edna Antin Zaloga went to heaven on August 22, 2014. She was 92 years old. She was born on July 26, 1922 in Boston, She resided in Dedham, MA most of her life, spending her last 10 years in Arlington, MA. He parents came to the United States from Latvia. Her father built the prefab house purchased from Sears where she lived most of her life. Their home was located next to the railroad tracks. During the Great Depression, she described hobos hopping the trains. Alice’s father was an engineer on the railroad. Alice always had a love for trains. Later in life she frequently rode the train from Boston to Rhode Island and back. She knew the names of all the conductors and they knew Alice. She placed a flag near the tracks, marking where she lived and every time the passenger train passed her home, the engineer would toot the horn. Sadly, Alice never got to share her love of trains with her children. She had 4 children who died prematurely. Alice loved Jesus and she also loved music. She attended Trinity Bible School in Deerfield, Illinois. She played the organ for Hope Baptist Church for 30 years. Late in life she was faced with numerous health issues. However, this never affected the way she treated people. She never complained, always smiled and used her sense of humor and kindness to touch the lives of those around her. She was predeceased by her husband, Leo Zaloga, her brothers, Bill Antin, and Rev. Edwin Antin. She is survived by her sister, Evelyn Jorgensen, and nieces and nephews. A memorial service in Alice’s honor will be held at the Northshore Assembly of God Church at 77 Kennedy Drive in Malden, MA at 3pm on September 2nd. NOTE: If any train conductor reads this obituary, please give a toot for Alice!


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  1. Cheryl Auterio on September 2, 2014 at 11:50 am

    My prayers and thoughts are with the family. I am not a train conductor but rather a friend of the family. I would like to share a beautiful sounding ‘Toot’ to celebrate Alice!

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