Alma I. Stansfield

Alma Isabell Brown Stansfield of Needham MA and Gilford NH passed away peacefully on April 10th in Gilford NH. She was born September 30th, 1918 daughter of the late Ethel A. Blandford and Azariah Brown. Wife of the late Arthur C. Stansfield, and Beloved Mother of Robert W. Stansfield of Parker Colorado and Sue-Ann Stansfield Fecteau of Gilford NH. Sister of Llewellyn Brown of Wakefield MA and the late Mabel Brown Wennerstrand, Harold and Malcolm Brown. Grandmother of Chrystina, Jen, Kathy and the late Joseph Edward. Beloved Friend of Linda Coolen of Needham. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Alma was a wonderful mother and enjoyed her neighbors and friends. She was known much of her life as the neighborhood grandmother. She was born in Boston, and lived most of her life in Needham MA. She retired from the Needham School Department food services, also worked at Josephs Seafood's formerly in Needham and the "Old Gagliards Restaurant in Dedham. She was a member of The Needham VFW Woman's Auxiliary; she also volunteered at the local voting election tables for many years. She loved her children, family, and friends very much and spent her life giving of herself for them. She loved and enjoyed life, and lived "one day at a time". She always looked on the positive side of things and saw the best in other people. She will always be remembered for her wonderful smile, her generosity for others, and always being the type of person to lend a hand and share what-ever she had with anyone she knew. She will surely be missed by all. Funeral Services were held in the Christ Episcopal Church Chapel, 1132 Highland Ave Needham on Tuesday, April 16th at 10. Relatives and friends were kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours were held in the Eaton Funeral home, 1351 Highland Ave Needham on Monday from 4-7 PM. Interment was in Needham Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Alma's name may be made to Community Health and Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia NH 03246. For directions or to share a memory of Alma please visit

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Eaton Funeral Home
1351 Highland Avenue Needham, MA 02492

Published in The Needham Times from Apr. 16 to Apr. 23, 2013