Alice's Story

ISLAND FALLS - Alice M. Lane, 94, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016, at Gardiner Health Care Facility in Houlton. She was born on October 21, 1921, in Island Falls, the daughter of Charles and Esther (Springer) Ryan.

Alice grew up in Island Falls, graduating from Island Falls High School in 1939. She married Willis "Bill" Lane in October1941. They were happily married for 62 years until Bill's passing in 2002. They will be fondly remembered holding hands and walking "around the block" every morning and evening. They had three sons Willis, Jr., Malcolm and Martin. Alice was a lifelong member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church and local Sodality. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother, and greatly enjoyed her 14 grandchildren. She was an avid reader, loved bird watching and was a passionate Red Sox fan. She was a fantastic cook and made the best homemade bread you can imagine. She knit countless wool socks and crocheted dozens of afghans. Alice will be remembered for her intelligence, strength, humor and compassion.

Alice is survived by her daughter-in-law, Sandra Lane of Island Falls; a daughter-in-law, Perlene Lane of Oakfield; her brother, Richard Ryan and his wife, Theresa "Bunny" of Island Falls; her sister, Patricia Boutilier of Houlton; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, her three sons, four of her brothers, James, Clement "Tim", Edward and Michael; and one grandson, Malcolm Lane, Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00AM Saturday, May 7, 2016, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Island Falls with Rev. David Raymond celebrant. Interment will be in the St. Agnes Cemetery in Island Falls.

Gifts may be made in Alice's memory payable to the Katahdin Public Library c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park Street Houlton, 04730. Online condolences and guest book:
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