Alice (Couperus) Gross

1940 - 2021


Alice (Couperus) Gross of Peabody March 9, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Brian H. Gross. She is survived by her three stepchildren: Burton and Sharon Gross and their children Sarah and Matthew, Janet and Chris Falcon and their children Luke and Claire, and Eliot and Lydia Gross and their children Andrew and Kate. Also, Judith and her spouse Dan Stickler, Alice's sister, and her children Karin Maddox and Peter Radasch, their spouses Jeff Maddox and Christine Radasch, and their children - Alice's four grand nieces - Emily Radasch, Lucy and Olivia Maddox, Madelyn Radasch .and Alice's only grandnephew, Sam Maddox. Alice was an active member of the PEO Sisterhood, and had about 230,000 loving sisters all across the United States and Canada 

Alice graduated from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. She was the third generation at the College, and was followed by two more generations. A wonderful family legacy. In her senior year she was recruited into the Army, where she received her Physical Therapy training. She served the two years of her obligation before returning to civilian life. She loved her profession, and was highly successful, becoming head of the Chest Physical Therapy Department at MGH before retiring from full time work. She continued part time at Winchester Hospital after her marriage to Brian Gross in 1975. Before moving to Brooksby, Alice was active in the Unitarian Players and Enka in Winchester, and became a member of Chapter M, PEO, her mother's Chapter in Melrose, where she was active until she entered Chapter Eternal. After Alice moved to Brooksby she became active in Theater at the Pond. Her grandchildren believe that she was famous at Brooksby, as everyone she encountered stopped her to share a story, ask a question or otherwise just enjoy her positive, joyful presence.

Tax-deductible donations may be made in Alice’s memory to
The PEO Foundation 
3700 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA. 50312

Middlebury College 
in care of Brenda Currier, Director of Gift Administration 
700 Exchange Street 
Middlebury, VT  05753


Brooksby Village Scholarship Office
Philanthropies Office
200 Brooksby Village Drive
Peabody, MA.  01960

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Judy B Roesset

March 29, 2021 8:34 PM

Alzie Babe: We are going to miss you. You were the most positive and enthusiastic person I've ever known. Love, Boz
Judy B Roesset

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Lacey Bornstein

March 23, 2021 10:57 PM

Alice was a bright light to everyone at BBV. She was a very inspiring woman, who shared stories about her friends, family, and self. She proved that one never has to stop learning (taking courses at Salem State this past year!). She talked about her loving family, and her memories of childhood with her parents and sister. I always looked forward to seeing Alice, and she will be greatly, greatly missed.

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March 20, 2021 9:40 AM
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