Thelma Alex, 1920-2016

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Thelma Alex, 95, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening July 21, 2016 in Brattleboro, Vt. She was born on August 23, 1920 in Springfield, Vt. the daughter of Edlor and Anna (Brady) Jarvis. She attended Springfield Schools and graduated from Springfield High School, a member of the class of 1939.

Thelma married Frank J. Alex on October 5, 1943. He predeceased her in 1980.

She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoyed knitting, traveling, participating with many Senior Center activities, and singing with the Senior Songsters for many years.

She is survived by her four daughters: Julie Strasser and her husband, Tom, of Burbank, CA.; Marjorie Ellis and her husband, Walter, of Weathersfield, Vt.; Mary Alex of Hillsboro, N.H.; and Linda Copans of Boston, MA; as well as her 13 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents, Edlor and Anna; husband, Frank; brothers, Alfred and Richard; and sister, Mildred.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Friday July 29, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield, Vt. Reverend Peter Williams pastor will officiate.

Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Springfield, Vt.

In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity in Thelma’s name.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

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