Alice Stapelfeld

Alice M. Stapelfeld (Richardson)

Sunday January 9, 1927 - Tuesday September 8, 2020
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Alice M. (Richardson) Stapelfeld, 93, a longtime resident of Northborough, formerly of Marlborough, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, surrounded by her family. Alice was raised in Brookfield, MA, the daughter to the late William A. and Mattie S. (Bradway) Richardson. She was a 1945 graduate of Brookfield H.S. and held various bookkeeping positions at area businesses, most recently at Digital Corporation, before she retired.

Alice was passionate about volunteering, dedicating 37 years of service to the Northborough Senior Center. She was also an active board member of the Northborough Council on Aging and enjoyed interacting with and supporting her local community. She was honored as the Northborough Senior Center Volunteer of the year in 2005 and received many proclamations from the state House of Representatives and the Senate in recognition of her service.

Always one to stay active, Alice enjoyed gardening, playing Bingo, square dancing, and traveling. Alice loved spending her summers camping with her family in Rhode Island at Fisherman’s Memorial State Park, visiting Salty Brine Beach, and wintering in Florida with her sister, Hazel.

Alice is survived by her loving daughter, Cheryl Morin of Florida; three granddaughters, Stacy Thayer, Jennifer Demers and Kristan Puricelli and 3 great-grandchildren, Alex, Kaia and Aubrey. Alice is also survived by two stepsons, John Stapelfeld of Hudson and Mark Bush of North Carolina, and their families, including many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her long-time companion of 15 years, Henry Nicklasson. Alice was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Stapelfeld and her sister, Hazel Bennett.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:30 – 10:30AM on Tuesday, September 15 at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main Street, Northborough. A graveside service will follow at 11AM in Howard Street Cemetery. Current Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines will be followed. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Friends of Northborough Senior Center, 119 Bearfoot Rd, Northborough, MA 01532.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday September 15, 2020 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    Tuesday September 15, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am
    Hays Funeral Home
    56 Main Street
    Northborough, MA 01532
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    Visitation will follow social current Covid-19 social distancing and protocol guidelines.
  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday September 15, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:00am
    Howard Street Cemetery
    Howard Street
    Northborough, MA 01532
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    All services will follow social current Covid-19 social distancing and protocol guidelines.
  • Interment

    Howard Street Cemetery
    Howard Street
    Northborough, Massachusetts 01532
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Fran Bakstran

Posted at 11:19am
I had the pleasure of meeting Alice back in 1996-1997 as a SHINE volunteer helping her sift through medical bills and insurance paperwork. At her encouragment I went on to be appointed to the Council on Aging where we worked together on the building of our Senior Center. She had the energy and zest for life of someone 1/2 her age. I am happy to have had the chance to try and keep up. My deepest sympathy to her family.
Fran Bakstran

Fran Bakstran

Posted at 11:16am
My sympathy to Alice's family for your loss. I met Alice back in 1996-97 as a SHINE volunteer. I then worked with her on the Council on Aging for many years. She was a wonderful, energenic woman and I was happy to call her my friend.
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Carla Rock

Posted at 10:13am
I remember how Aunt Alice would always make sure she came to family events. You could always count on her being present. In later years Cheryl was always available to drive her. She also kept in contact with my dad after my mom and Uncle Herb, her husband had passed. My father enjoyed her staying in touch. She will be missed. Love, her niece Carla

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Posted at 04:56pm
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Janet Bailey

Posted at 05:10pm
Alice was a fun lady and enjoyed outings with The Village Red Hats of Holiday Village Travel Park, Mim's, FL. We'll miss her at BINGO as well. RIP🙏😔

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