After a long life, Alice Abare Modry passed away peacefully at her home in Marstons Mills on 3/12/2017. Toward the end of her life, Alice recalled memories with her many visitors, including family members, friends and caretakers.
Alice Abare was born on November 13, 1921 in Hartford, Connecticut. She was the youngest of five children and remained close to her family throughout their lives. During the Second World War, Alice met and married Joseph F. Modry. The couple lived in Hartford until 1949 and then transferred to Portland, Maine for Joe’s work at the National Cash Register Company. Other moves took them to Great Neck, Long Island, Springfield and Norwell Massachusetts and Dayton, Ohio. Over the years Joe and Alice had four children, Kathleen, Karen, Melinda and Joseph Jr. called Jay. She leaves seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
When Joe died in 1974, Alice returned to Massachusetts to be near family members. Alice fulfilled a life-long dream when, a few years later, she moved to Cape Cod with her young son Jay. She remained on the Cape for the last four decades.
Over her life, Alice’s homes were places of comfort and an outlet for her creativity. In her mid-eighties she was still painting and tending her garden. Remaining in her home became a cherished goal for Alice in recent years. With the help of her daughter, Melinda, neighbors, the Visiting Nurses’ Association, Beacon Hospice, Elder Care Services, Dr. Julie Craig-Mueller and her staff, Erin and other caretakers, Alice was able to stay in her home as she wished.
Alice’s children are particularly grateful to Robin Hunter who attended their mother in the last months of her life. Robin was tireless, imaginative and loving in her care for Alice. She is greatly appreciated.
Services will be private.