OBITUARY: Alice M. (McCarthy) Hooper, 84

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Alice M. (McCarthy) Hooper, age 84, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on November 1, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Alice was born on September 22, 1937 in Chelsea, MA. Alice grew up in Chelsea and married George W. Hooper in 1958.

Alice was devoted mother who cherished her family. She was involved in many organizations in the community with her three sons.

Alice loved to spend hours working in her gardens both in Wilmington and in Sebring FL. during the winter months. She had a green thumb with the ability of making plants flourish. She had a great love for all animals. Alice also kept herself busy doing needle point, sewing and crocheting gifts which was a talent that she passed on to her granddaughter. She was a great cook and baker making everyone their favorite cookies for the holidays and special occasions.

She worked many years at AVCO/ Textron in Wilmington until her grandchildren were born then she helped taking loving care of them during the days. She was a women of faith who was an ordained Eucharistic minister for the sick when people couldn’t make it to church.

Alice was the beloved wife of George W. Hooper of Wilmington. Loving mother of George W. Hooper, 2nd & his wife Michelle of Wilmington, Gregg W. Hooper of Wilmington and Glenn W. Hooper & his wife Kathy of Abington. Cherished “Nana” of Julianne Hooper and George W. Hooper, 3rd. Loving daughter of the late Peter and Helen (Greenlaw) McCarthy, dear sister of Peter McCarthy, Ed McCarthy, Paul McCarthy and the late Harold & Robert McCarthy. Alice is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington on Tuesday, November 9th at 11:00 a.m., immediately followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 12:00

noon. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Monday, November 8th, from 4-7 p.m.

Alice M. (McCarthy) Hooper

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