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
in care of Brenda Currier, Director of Gift Administration
700 Exchange Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
Brooksby Village Scholarship Office
200 Brooksby Village Drive
Peabody, MA. 01960
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