Alice D. Clapp

Alice D. Clapp, 96, of Rochester, died Sunday, February 2, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Raymond W. Clapp.

            Born in Cambridge, the daughter of the late William H. and Mariam (Burns) Davis of Brookline, she was a Rochester resident for 60 years. Mrs. Clapp was an administrative assistant for New England Telephone for over 35 years until her retirement in 1985 and a crusader of human rights for her son, afflicted with autism. Later in life, she enjoyed traveling around the world, playing bridge with her many friends, and enjoyed being a grandmother.

            She is survived by her two sons, William D. Clapp and his wife Lisa of Rochester, and James E. Clapp of Hubbardston, and her grandson, Callum K. Clapp of Rochester. She was predeceased by her sisters, the late Harriet Dytch and Dorothy Gilbert of Marshfield.

            Her funeral arrangements are being handled by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham. Visiting hours will be Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 from 4 – 7 pm followed by a funeral service on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at 10 am at the funeral home. Interment will be in Rochester Center Cemetery, Rochester.

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