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Alice M. Mitchell

December 19, 1919 ~ July 5, 2015 (age 95)

Alice Geraldine Mitchell of Guilford, CT died on July 5, 2015. Born December 19, 1919, to Laura Mable Fluck and Clinton Charles Myers in Jersey City Heights, she was raised in Somerset County, New Jersey.  Alice graduated from Drake College in 1938 and All Souls Nursing in 1946.

On March 22, 1958, she married Thomas Hooker Mitchell at First Congregational Church in Guilford, CT. They lived in Guilford for over fifty years before moving to Evergreen Woods in North Branford. Tom preceded her in death on February 12, 2010.

While living in Guilford, Alice was a warm and engaging presence across the community fabric.  The First Congregational Church, Visiting Nurse Association, Red Cross, “A Better Chance” program – Funded by the Hole-in-Wall consignment shop, and Meals on Wheels, among many others.

She was never more at home than walking the Guilford Green and greeting new friends and old ones with atypical lightheartedness and laughter.  Unabated enthusiasm for adventure and love of the outdoors was her hallmark, whether sailing, skiing or taking to water slides in her 80’s.

She is survived by two children, Charles Mitchell of Guilford, CT, John Mitchell of Boulder, CO and two grandchildren.

A memorial service honoring Alice’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday morning, July 11, 2015, at the First Congregational Church Guilford.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Hawley Lincoln Memorial at 1315 Boston Post Rd, Guilford on Friday July 10th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to Guilford A Better Chance or Guilford Land Conservation Trust. To sign the online guestbook please visit hawleylincolnmemorial.com.

 

 

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