Alice C. (Cooney) Hunt, 68, having succumbed to lung cancer after a short but fierce battle with the disease, passed away in her home in Windham, NH on Feb. 4th.
Peter Joseph and Molly Cooney blessed the Town of Arlington, MA with Alice on May 26, 1943, where she grew up with her sisters Margaret and Mary. It only took a few months for Tim Hunt to sweep Alice off of her feet, and in September of 1971, they married, moving a few years later from Malden, MA to Windham, NH. Alice was a fixture at the Windham Town Hall, making immediate friends with all of her coworkers and customers, providing a charm that was all her own.
Alice spent most of her time creating memories in her kitchen with family, close friends, and anyone who was lucky enough to sit at the table, most of the time while doing a crossword puzzle, playing cribbage and drinking “Dunkin Donuts coffee.” A wit only matched by her intellect, as a lover of the English language, she would redline this obituary if she were reading it. She smothered many more than her own children and always helped those in need. A stranger to boredom, Alice spent her free hours gardening, knitting, entertaining, cooking and playing golf and tennis. There was never a plant that she couldn’t coax into growing; her knit-work continues to warm the bodies and hearts of those that received them. Alice is survived by her husband Tim Hunt; her two children and their spouses, Stephanie and Jeremy Hines and Christopher and Cindy; her grandchildren Tristam and Antigone Hines; her sister Margaret; her many nephews and nieces; her dog, Molly; and her innumerable friends. Her sister Mary and her parents predecease her.
Her Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Matthew’s Parish, 2 Searles Rd., Windham, NH on Saturday, February 18th at 11 AM. The family is requesting that, in lieu of flowers, donations in Alice’s memory be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or stjude.org/donate.
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