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In Memoriam
Beacon Grangers remember Alice Remeika

By Waterbury Republican-American (1/28/12)

  FEBRUARY 1, 2012 --

Mrs. Alice (Balch) Remeika, 83, passed away on Thursday morning, Jan. 26, 2012. She was the widow of Joseph G. Remeika Sr.

Mrs. Remeika was born Aug. 23, 1928, in Morris, daughter of the late Arthur H. and Edith Mae (Woodward) Balch. Alice had worked at Seth Thomas Clock in Thomaston and then on the family farm for many years. She had been an active member of the Beacon Grange in Northfield, and was a former member of Northfield Congregational Church.

She is survived by three sons, Joseph G. Remeika Jr. of Columbus, Mo., Alan E. Remeika of Litchfield, and Ronald E. Remeika of Northfield; two daughters, Mary Jane Johnson of Woodbury, and Karen Jones of Torrington; 11 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, Frank E. Balch.

Arrangements: Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at the Lyons Funeral Home, 46 High St., Thomaston, with the Rev. Kimberly Wadhams officiating. Burial will be in the spring. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m. Notes of sympathy and comfort may be made to Alice's family by visiting www.lyonsfuneralhome.com.

Memorial contributions may be made in Alice's name to VNA Northwest, 607 Bantam Road, Unit F, Bantam 06750.

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