Alison Green

Alison Green Obituary


Age - 85


October 6, 2023


Keene, NH

Alison completed this lifetime on Monday, October 2, 2023, when she passed on in the comfort and care of family in Stoddard, NH. She was born in Englewood, New Jersey on July 20, 1938, the daughter of Francis W. Appleton and Belle-Alison Hannah (Weight) Appleton, where she lived for thirty-three years before embarking on a new life in Southern California; Yuma, Arizona; Kanehoe, Hawaii, and Sacramento, California. She spent the final 29 years in Keene, New Hampshire. She graduated high school in Bergenfield, NJ and attended college in California and Arizona. Alison was especially grateful for her 52 years of AA sobriety, she called it a gift from God. She was thankful to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit for their love, compassion, and guidance throughout her life on earth. She was an avid gardener and seamstress and enjoyed retirement after a long mortgage banking career. She is survived by her sons, Richard T. Sears, and his wife Christine of Stoddard, NH; James R. Sears, and his wife Michele of Au Gres, MI; her 4 granddaughters, Amy Munankarmi, and her husband Shailesh; Ashley Sears; Vera Sears; Natasha Sears; 2 great granddaughters and 1 great grandson; and her former daughter-in-law, Ellen Lennhoff Medvitz, and her husband, Dave. All services are under the care of Fletcher Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 33 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH 03431. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: Home Healthcare Hospice & Community Services, PO Box 564, Keene, NH 03431.

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