Hauser, Alice

Hauser, Alice

Blue Hill — Alice Bertha (Simmons) Lannon Hauser, just shy of 99, died at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor on March 4, 2017, due to complications after a fall. Born on April 5, 1918, in Central Falls, Rhode Island to Harry Thayer and Emma (Shoenfeld) Simmons, she resided in her family home until moving to Maine in March 2007.

She married Lawrence Edward Lannon in 1940 and they had two children, Larry Jr and Barbara Lannon Malm.  She worked at Shartenberg’s Department Store in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, as an assistant buyer and later as a bookkeeper at Haskell’s Manufacturing Co. She was an active member of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Central Falls, Rhode Island.

After being widowed in 1964, she remarried John Edward Hauser in 1978. They enjoyed traveling together, especially to London. He predeceased her in January 2005. She was also predeceased by her siblings, Freida Emma (Barbara) Simmons Savage and George Harry Simmons.

When she and her kitty moved to Parker Ridge Retirement Community to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and C. Richard Malm, she began a whole new chapter in her life. She was an engaged member of the Parker Ridge Community, thanks to the welcoming staff, always ready to try something new or to go somewhere. But, the highlights of her week were volunteering at Turn Style Thrift Shop on Saturdays, for nearly 10 years, and attending services at St. Francis By the Sea Episcopal Church.

She moved into Parker Court Assisted Living in late December 2016. The family would like to thank the amazing staff that gave her exceptional, loving care.  She brightened many people’s lives by her ability to make each person feel special.  She lived life to the fullest, never thinking of herself as old.

Alice is also survived by her grandchildren and their spouses, C. Lawrence Malm and Debby Rager, Haley Malm and Eric Anderson, and her great grandchildren, Hannah Phoebe Malm and C. Nathaniel Malm, two nieces, Virginia Simmons Sword and E. Suzanne Simmons and their spouses and children, and her son’s partner, Sherri LaFrance.

A celebration of her life will be held at St. Francis By the Sea Episcopal Church in Blue Hill at 2 pm on Saturday, April 8. Donations may be made in her memory to Turn Style Thrift Shop, PO Box 1329, Blue Hill, ME 04614 or St. Francis By the Sea Episcopal Church, 330 Hinckley Ridge Road, Blue Hill, ME 04614 or the Ark Animal Shelter, 60 Barber Lane, Cherryfield, ME 04622.

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  • Jane Condit Rice Posted March 21, 2017 6:14 pm

    Rest In Peace, Alice, your work is done. You have been an amazing role model to my generation. You faced whatever circumstances life brought you with faith and determination. Thank you for being such a good friend to my family in Central Falls.

  • Mollie Randall Posted March 22, 2017 6:20 pm

    Rest In Peace Alice you were truely a wonderful person and will be missed by all. I feel very lucky to have known you. My thoughts and prayers are with Barbara and the rest of your family.

    • Barbara Malm Posted April 2, 2017 6:30 pm

      Dear Jane,
      What a surprise to hear from you. It brought back a flood of childhood memories. Thank you for taking the time to comment. How ever did you learn of her passing? If you’d like to reconnect, my email is [email protected] If not, I smile when I think of you and your family. Barbara

  • Eric Malm Posted April 2, 2017 2:54 pm

    What a sweet lady. I will never forget the cruise we took to Alaska and the float plane ride out of Ketchikan a few years ago. Alice was amazing. She will be sorely missed by everyone.

  • Barbara Malm Posted April 2, 2017 6:33 pm

    Thank you, Mollie. She was very fond of you, as we all are.

  • Cynthia & Michael Malm Posted April 5, 2017 3:29 pm

    Alice: beloved sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother; aunt, great aunt! A true friend with a heart of gold, a woman of faith; a hard worker, a style maven. An avid traveler, always up for adventure, whether it be a road trip, a Red Sox game, an Alaskan cruise, or just up to the Jordan Pond House for popovers. Alice brought sunshine to all who knew her – her vivacious presence will be missed. Rest in peace.

  • Paula Dougherty Posted April 5, 2017 8:51 pm

    Dear Barbara, Larry and family,
    It is only today I learned of Alice’s passing…on what would have been her 99th birthday. Last time I talked with Alice, she was very happy with Larry visiting. I will remember her that way. Always kind and good. Such a dear friend. I will surely miss her. Wishing you all peace and comfort now and in the coming days ahead. Fondly, Paula

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