Alice Dossett

Alice L. Dossett (Torcomian)

June 11, 1925 - January 14, 2021
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Alice L. Dossett, 95, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Blaire House of Tewksbury. She was the beloved wife of the late James Dossett with whom she shared 60 years of marriage before his passing in 2014.

She was born on June 11, 1925 in Lowell, MA and was a daughter of the late Toros and Shooshan “Lily” (Baligian) Torcomian.

Alice was an active member of Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Church in Chelmsford where she attended Sunday School and sang in the church choir for many years. She was a talented lyric soprano, and sang in the Erevan Choral Group of the Boston area under the direction of the late V. Rev. Oshagan Minassian. She spent many years in business with her husband Jim running Jamal Crane. Alice was extremely artistic in mediums from sewing, millinery and furs. She was a craftsman in oil painting as well as papier toll, a three-dimensional artwork that she perfected. She was a skilled writer and was a self- published author. In her spare time, Alice enjoyed gardening and spending time with her beloved family.

Alice leaves her daughter Dawn Cunningham and her husband Thomas whom she adored, her two grandchildren; Samantha Cahalane and her husband Kevin, and Spencer Cunningham, her two amazing great-grandchildren; Connor and Reilly Cahalane that meant the world to her. She also leaves her sister Annette Veiga of Lowell, and her sister-in-law Veronica Torcomian of Havertown, PA, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her husband, Alice is predeceased by her twin brother Albert Torcomian and her sister Amy Gauvreau.

Due to gathering limitations, Funeral Services and interment will be held privately. Memorial donations may be made in Alice’s memory to Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Church, 180 Old Westford Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824.
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Dn. Jimmie & Cynthia Magarian

Posted at 03:56pm
My mother didn't save everything, just the important this photo.
Jimmie Magarian

Dn. Jimmie & Cynthia Magarian

Posted at 04:09pm
Dear Dale & Dawn and all the family........

Our heart-felt condolences are sent to you on this sad day.

Growing up, our families shared many times together at both our homes - and the memories of such times give reason to smile!
I know that our Moms were very close for a considerable time, and it seemed that they enjoyed each other's company very much.
Time passes and social circles change, but there was always a special connection. Be it a tie to the old country town of Gurin, to
your grandparents, to our heritage, to our faith, to working together on Parish Church committees/events - they all seemed to
lend themselves to bringing us closer, particularly our Moms.

I still recall the story of your Dad spending the night before his wedding day at our house in Tyngsborough, as well as the wedding photos taken in front of our fireplace - both your Mom and Dad looking so fine on a joyful day.

Among many, two of your Mom's attributes that stand out to me are her love of family and her devotion to her Church, and in
particular, singing in the Choir.

May God enlighten the soul of Alice on the appointed day, and may God send the Holy Spirit to comfort you during these days
of mourning. Asdvadz hoki lousavoreh.

Dn. Jimmie & Cynthia Magarian
Tyngsborough, MA

Dale Keshishian Posted at 12:00pm

Jimmy, Thank you for your lovely note and remembrance of my mom. I have so many fond memories of our time growing up with you and Auntie Gingin! She was such a special friend to my mother. Although time and distance has separated us over the years, I hold a special place in my heart for all the time we spent on your farm, skating on the pond, riding sheep... I remember the beautiful doll cake my mother made for my birthday. With all the kids gathered around the table to sing happy birthday, the candles caught the doll on fire. Your mom, cool as ever, reached over and put out the flames with her hands. She and my mom shared a special friendship. I will always be grateful for those happy memories.

David Hedison

Posted at 10:21am
My dear Alice, how much my mother Beverly and Aunt Diana loved you. I will always remember your kindness and love. Rest easy Alice, the world was a better place with you and thank you for all you have.

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