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Alice (Galanis) Homans

Alice (Galanis) Homans, 90, longtime resident of Warren Street, Ipswich and wife of the late Bryce W. Homans, died Sunday, March 9, 2014 in the Essex Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Beverly following a long illness.

Born in Ipswich March 14, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Costos and Sophia (Kyriacopoulos) Galanis. She was a lifelong Ipswich resident, a member of the Ipswich High School Class of 1942 and a student at the former Burdett College. For ten years she was employed in the personnel department at Sylvania in Ipswich.

Mrs. Homans  was a member of  the Mother of Twins Club and was  a lifelong member of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of Ipswich.

She was an active volunteer at the Ipswich United Methodist Church’s  food pantry, and at their annual Strawberry and Apple Festivals, and she and her late husband were members of the church’s  Couples Club. She also enjoyed being in her home, knitting, sewing and playing puzzles.

She is survived by a son, Richard B. Homans and his wife Sherri of Ipswich; two daughters, Susan H. Lemieux and her husband Theodore and Sandra H. Scahill and her husband Russell all of Ipswich; six grandchildren, Robert Lemieux of Ipswich, Peter Lemieux of Ipswich, Russell Scahill of Topsfield, Alisson Donnelly of Barre, VT, Andrews Homans of Ipswich and Jack Homans  of Ipswich; and three sisters,  Aphrodite Bialek  of Ipswich,  Catherine Hatt of Danvers and Peffronia Galanis of Topsfield and many nephews and nieces. She was the great grandmother of the late infant Peter S. Lemieux, Jr., and was also predeceased by four sisters and six brothers.

Visiting hours will be Tuesday  4 to 8 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Her funeral service will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be made to Care Dimensions, Suite B-102, 75 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

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