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Alice Carrier


1944 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Alice Carrier Obituary




Alice (Lacoss) Carrier, 72, beloved wife, daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother, died peacefully January 26, 2017, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born in Hanover, NH, October 2, 1944, the daughter of Niles and Helen (Warner) Lacoss.

Alice graduated from Hanover High School and received her BA in Elementary Education and MA in Special Education from Keene State College. She and Gary Carrier were married in 1965 and chose to live and raise their family in Brattleboro, VT. Alice was exceptionally dedicated in all that she did in her life, including her family, friends, teaching career, church, and many professional and volunteer activities. She was a beloved teacher in Guilford and Brattleboro elementary schools, who loved teaching children to read.

Over the last 17 years of retirement, Alice delighted in spending time with her family and watching her five grandchildren grow into young adults. She especially enjoyed following Bowdoin College and Orono High School football and Gorham basketball and lacrosse. Alice was a gracious hostess and known for her tremendous talent for knitting, sewing and quilting, baking, and jewelry making. She particularly enjoyed her work as a local, state, and international officer of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and traveled throughout the US and Northern Europe in support of teachers around the world. In 2012, she was honored to receive the International Achievement Award, the highest award given by DKG, to recognize her distinguished record of service to the organization.

Most recently, Alice was dedicated to her genealogy work as a member and Registrar of the Brattleboro Chapter, Vermont State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Last year, she and Gary moved to live full-time at their lake house in Enfield, NH; however, she continued to enjoy playing bridge in both Brattleboro and NH.

Alice is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Gary; her two devoted daughters, Allison Lucy and her husband John of Orono, ME, and Christine Hume and her husband Eric of Gorham, ME; her five precious grandchildren, Jack, Thomas, Mark, Erin, and Paige; her sister, Nancy Cole of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents.

SERVICES: Friends may call on Friday, February 3, 2017, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Ker-Westerlund Funeral Home, 57 High Street, Brattleboro. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10:00 am at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main Street, Brattleboro. A reception at the church will be followed by private interment in Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro.

The family would appreciate gifts in her memory made to Centre Congregational Church or The Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 1589, Austin, TX 78767- 1589.

Condolences may be offered at www.kerwesterlund.com.

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Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Jan. 31, 2017
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