Alice Gillis of Island Pond, Vt., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Newport, Vt. surrounded by her loving family at the age of 83.
She was born Alice Ruth Carr at the home of George and Clara (Langmaid) Carr on July 23, 1928 in Newark, Vt. Alice was 4th and last remaining of eight children. She married Archie Joseph Gillis on Feb. 2, 1952. She was a loving mother of six children.
Alice enjoyed reading, knitting, quilting and spending time traveling to various parts of the country visiting family with Archie. She also traveled to many exciting places with her friends from the Sunrise Manor. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary , Community Circle and volunteered for various organizations over the years. She enjoyed working at and retired from the senior meals site in Island Pond. She was adored by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by three sons: David Gillis and wife Linda of Yuma, Ariz., Brian Gillis of Island Pond, and Steve and Laura Gillis of Sterling, AK. Two Daughters: Betty Biggs of Barre, Vt., and Donna Chesney and her husband Roger of Island Pond, Vt.; 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Archie Gillis and their son Scott Allen Gillis, four brothers: Alton, Earl, Merton and Robert Carr, and three sisters: Thelma Cutting, Florence Meyette and Elaine Carr.
Visiting hours will be held at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford funeral Home, 1199 Railroad St. Island Pond on Sunday March 4, from 2-4 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the Saint James Catholic Church (Parish Hall) in Island Pond on Monday, March 5 at 11 a.m. Burial to be announced.
Donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division,Inc, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.