Alice Margaret (Ward) Gagnier, 77 of Williamstown, MA died Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at home. She was born in Pittsfield, MA on November 10, 1943, a daughter of Frank and Alice Elizabeth (Brown) Ward. She attended Lanesboro schools and graduated from Pittsfield High School with the class of 1961, moving to Williamstown in 1965.
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Alice was previously employed at Berkshire Mutual Insurance Company. She was employed in various roles for many years at Williams College most recently in Human Resources, retiring in 2006.
Survivors include two sons – Grant William Gagnier, Jr and his wife Kelley and their children Trent William Gagnier and Mason Grant Gagnier, all of Plymouth MA; Jamison Rutherford Gagnier and his wife Deborah, and their children Chloe Ward Gagnier and Emilie Urquhart Gagnier, all of Evergreen, CO; one sister, Marilynn Ward Atterbury and her husband Gerald of Plymouth, MA; and niece Morgan Wilcox Crosby and her husband Rick of Rockland, MA.
Ali cherished her time spent on the Outer Cape, especially North Truro and even more so, time with her grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She spent many hours creating and tending to her gardens and enjoyed the sense of accomplishment and feeling of connectedness to the earth that this labor of love provided.
Ali will be missed by her family and community of friends, including those with whom she volunteered her time at the Williamstown Council on Aging, The Harper Center, and Williamstown Public Library. At Ali’s request, services will be private.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be private. Donations may be made to The American Cancer Society through the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Homes- 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247. To add the book of memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.