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Alice L. (Hughes) Thanos


Alice L. (Hughes) Thanos, 88, beloved wife of the late Anthony S. Thanos, formerly of Broadway Avenue, Ipswich, died Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Webster at Rye in Rye, NH following her long illness.

Born in Medford on January 12, 1932 Alice was one of the two children of the late Chester and Winifred (Nickerson) Hughes. She was first raised on Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia and later in Medford where she was a 1948 graduate of Medford High School. For many years Alice was employed as a secretary at Mass. Bonding Insurance Co. in Boston.  Married in 1971, she and Anthony first lived on Howe Street before making their home for the next forty years on Broadway, Ipswich. Most recently she had been employed as the Activity Director at the former Caldwell Rehabilitation Home in Ipswich.

Alice enjoyed her many travels and travel adventures with her daughter Pam. They had travelled most of the states, including Alaska, the Canadian Provinces and the Bahama Islands. During these travels Alice was quick to ride a horse, slide down a zip line over a raging surf and parasail.  She loved her time with grandchildren, her many pets, and singing, having sung weekly on a North Shore Christian radio program. 

In addition to her daughter Pam and her husband Leslie Killam of Exeter, NH, she is survived by four grandchildren, Anthony Thanos  and his wife Lucy of Haverhill, Shannon O’Bryon of Salem, NH, Paul Smith of Plaistow, NH, Zhi Liang of Beverly; three great grandchildren, Jayson and Nicholas Thanos both of Heverhill, Mia O’Bryon of Salem, NH; a brother, Gerald Hughes and his wife Phyllis of CT and many nephews and nieces.

Visiting hours for family and friends will be held Thursday 4 to 6 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Her funeral service will be held 11 am graveside Tuesday, October 27, in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. During this period of Covid-19 we request those in attendance wear facial masks and exercise social distancing. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.  

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