Alice Morse Benjamin
Alice Morse Benjamin passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 26, 2016 with her family at her side. She was 101 years old.
Alice was born on August 3, 1915 in Waldoboro, Maine to Katie Burns and Frank Simmons. She attended Waldoboro schools. She worked several jobs locally including rug braiding and Moody’s Diner. She was married to Charles Morse 25 years and raised 3 daughters. Charles passed away in 1959. Later Alice moved to Newburg, NY where she worked at Dubet and met her second husband, Amesy Benjamin.
Alice and Ben enjoyed many years of retirement together. They enjoyed 14 cruises to various ports of call, including The Panama Canal, Bermuda and the Caribbean. They could often be found fishing along the coast of Maine and Florida as it was a favorite pastime.
She enjoyed walks, swimming and bicycle riding well into her 90’s, as well as reading, crocheting and tending her flowers. She lived independently in her Sun City, Florida condo until she was 99 years old.
Alice spent the last year and one-half of her life living with her daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Alden Badershall in Northport, Maine. She loved living in Maine again and being close to family. She continued to show her keen sense of humor daily with a twinkle in her eye.
She loved animals and especially adored her favorite dog “Mindy” who was her constant companion.
She is predeceased by her parents, her first husband, Charles Morse, second husband, Amesy Benjamin, and daughter Marion Morse.
Alice is survived by her daughter Alice Comeau of Val Rico, Florida, and daughter Jane Badershall and son-in-law Alden Badershall of Northport, Maine; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
There will be a graveside service for Alice on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM at the German Cemetery in Waldoboro with Rev. Robert Dorr officiating.
Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, light a candle for Alice, or to share a story or pictures, visit her Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.