M. Alice Winters
Loving Mom, Sister, Nana, and Friend
LOWELL -- M. Alice (Sayer) Winters passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
She was the wife of the late James V. Winters, Sr.
Alice was born in Lowell on January 23, 1931, a daughter of the late Alfred and Annie (Anderson) Sayer. She was educated in the Lowell Schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School, Class of 1948, where she was also a Girl Officer.
Alice was a parishioner of the former Sacred Heart Church. Prior to her retirement, Alice was employed by Wang Labs as a Supervisor from 1973 until 1986. She was also employed by CVS from 1989 until 1993.
Alice was a strong Matriarch with a kind and generous heart. She spent all of her time with and taking care of her children and grandchildren.
Alice was an avid reader. She loved movies and music and was a Boston Sports Fan, especially the New England Patriots. She enjoyed watching games with her kids whenever she could.
Those who knew Alice know one of her favorite pastimes in life was sipping Champagne with her family and friends.
One of her last requests was that black clothing not be worn at her services. Her favorite color was red, so any bright color, preferably red, should be worn to honor her wishes.
Alice is survived by six of her eight children, her daughters, Janet Murphy and her husband, Michael of Dracut, Sandra Winters and Mary Ecklund of Hudson, NH; her sons, Richard Mansfield and his wife, Barbara, James V. Winters, Jr. and his wife, Judith, and John Winters, all of Lowell, Jerold Winters and his wife, Lauri of Manchester, NH; son-in-law, Mark Trudel and his wife, Marcia, husband of the late Linda Ann Mansfield Trudel who passed away in May of 2011; daughter-in-law, Patricia Mansfield, wife of the late Robert W. "Billy" Mansfield who passed away in April of 2007; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and three
great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Alice is also survived by her brother, Norman Sayer and his wife, Millie; her sister, Ethel Chancey; a
sister-in-law, Mae Sayer; and her close friends Cheryl and Kevin Cullen.
Alice was the grandmother of the late Shannon Mansfield who passed away in 2009. She was also the sister of the late Rose Routhier and her husband, Henry, Al Sayer and his wife, Rita, and John Sayer; her brother-in-law, Joseph Chancey of Chelmsford; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William and Evelyn Winters of Lowell, and Edward and Louise Winters of Atlanta, GA, and a brother-in-law, Francis Winters of Lowell.
Alice was a loving Mom, Sister, Nana, and Friend who will be sadly missed by so many.
WINTERS -- In Lowell, July 23, 2014 at her home, M. Alice Winters, 83, wife of the late James V. Winters, Sr.
Family and friends may call at the FAY McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 105 MOORE STREET, LOWELL on SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 from 4 until 8 P.M.
Alice's Funeral Service will take place on MONDAY AFTERNOON at 1 P.M. in the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Tewksbury.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Alice's memory may be made to Elder Services of Greater Lowell, 276 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854 or to Circle Home (formerly the VNA of Greater Lowell), 336 Central St., Lowell, MA 01852.
ARRANGEMENTS BY THE FAY McCABE FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 978-459-9222. www.faymccabe.com
Fay McCabe Funeral Home
105 Moore St Lowell, MA 01852
Published in Lowell Sun on July 25, 2014