Alice (Hindle) Trantham

Alice (Hindle) Trantham, our Mom, joined her husband of over 70 years in Heaven on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. She was born in New Bedford on Dec 27, 1926 to William and Agnes (Sherman) Hindle. After marrying the love of her life, Sam in 1947, the young couple moved to Acushnet where they lived in love for the rest of their 70 year marriage. Along with being a Foster Mom for many babies, Alice worked as a “Drawing in Girl” at Berkshire Hathaway.
          Alice was an awesome Mom, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great Great Grandmother and Aunt, she had many many friends from the Neighborhood, Acushnet Town Hall, Library and Senior Center, and Rochester Senior Center- too many to mention but who ALL cared for her.
Alice was a wonderful loving person and lived a wonderful long life. She was a very talented self taught sewer, knitter and quilter. She gave away most of her crafts, would never sell them and did not make to order.
Alice missed her husband very much. He came back for her 1 year + 1 day after his passing.
Survivors include her Son: Randolph J. Trantham and his wife Wanda of Acushnet; her Daughter: Betsy Pimental and her husband David of Rochester; 4 Grandchildren: James M. Trantham, Randi-Lyne Trantham, Jeremy Pimental and Jayme Pimental; 12 Great Grandchildren; and 2 Great Great Grandchildren. In addition, she leaves her loving Edmonds Family – her Nieces and Nephews who were more like her own kids.
Per Alice’s wishes, there are no calling hours or services. Alice would ask nothing of you except to be kind to each other.
          Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirby Funeral Home, 61 Tarkiln Hill Rd., New Bedford, MA 02745.
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