Alice H. Stanford

March 20, 1919November 16, 2018
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HARWICH - Alice H. Stanford, 99, of Harwich, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2018. Alice was born in Patten, ME, and, after graduating from Patten Academy in 1937, she attended Aroostook State Normal School in Presque Isle, ME. Following her first year of study, she came to Cape Cod for summer work, and there she met H. Donald Stanford, of Harwich, whom she married on November 28, 1939. Alice loved the town of Harwich and resided there for the remainder of her life, raising her four children, Bruce, John, Donna and Steven. She worked many years as a bookkeeper at Cape Cod Trust Company, and later, as a clerk in the Harwich Town Clerk’s office. She was continuously active socially, particularly in Monday Night Club, Mother’s Club and with the First Congregational Church of Harwich where she often utilized her consummate sewing skills for many church fairs. In retirement she was a dedicated volunteer for the Harwich Junior Theater, Brooks Library, Brooks Academy and the Corner Thrift Shop.

Alice is survived by her four children, Bruce H. Stanford and wife, Melissa, of Sandwich, John W. Stanford and wife, Darlene, of Harwich, Donna L. Stevenson and husband, Jim, of Georgia, Steven D. Stanford and wife, Pamela, of Northport, ME, eleven grandchildren, John Jr., Doug, Mike, Jeff, Emily, Diane, Marcy, Darlene, Eric, Laura Gael, Cari and ten great grandchildren, Morgan, Maddy, Josh, Luke, Lila, Nicole, Giana, Alice, Jeffrey and Jonny.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, November 24th at 11:00 a.m. at at the First Congregational Church of Harwich. Burial will be held immediately following at the Island Pond Cemetery. For online condolences please visit


  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 24, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, November 24, 2018

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Kim Eaton

November 23, 2018

John...when I saw your Mother's obituary my mind went back to the years when we gathered at your house...I believe we were all Cub Scouts at the time. We were blessed to have mother's like yours that took the time to welcome us into their homes and be involved in our activities. I still pass by your house on Route #39, look over, and remember those wonderful times. My wife Pam joins me in expressing our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Kim Eaton

Ellen and Marilyn (McConaghy) Shannon

November 21, 2018

John: Our sincere condolences on the death of your mom. She was blessed to have such a wonderful, rich life.....

Samantha LeDuc Garfield

November 20, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. I used to work with Alice at the Town of Harwich selling beach and dump stickers. She was always so fun to work with. She used to work with my grandmother Anne Grizey at the Town of Harwich Clerks office. It was always a pleasure talking to Alice and I was always grateful to hear the stories she used to tell me about my grandmother. Alice will truly be missed.
God Bless....


Alice H. Stanford


with granddaughter, Emily, in 1973


Grandma with Mike in 1980


with my namesake, Alice, and Jeffrey


with Bruce, John and Steve at 99th Celebration


with Bruce and Emily