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Alice E. Boyce

May 4, 1932 ~ December 10, 2020 (age 88)


Alice E. Boyce, 88, of Wellsboro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro.

Alice was born May 4, 1932, in Asaph, the daughter of the late Maxwell and Charlotte (Whitney) Butler.  She was the wife of Roger E. Boyce who preceded her in death on October 17, 1994. 


In her younger years Alice was employed by the A & P grocery store.  She then went on to beauty school.  She managed Dunham’s Beauty Salon for many years and also worked at Family Hair Styling.  Alice was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Tioga.  She volunteered at the Samaritan House and often packed Goodies For Troops.  Over the years she hosted many missionaries in her home and made countless quilts for high school graduates.  She was an avid gardener and known for her meticulously kept lawn and gardens.  She was an excellent baker and she enjoyed reading, sewing, bingo and playing cards with friends and family.


Alice is survived by daughters, Dawn (Samuel) Dickerson of Leesburg, FL; Carolyn VanNess of Wellsboro; and Lisa (Bill) Wilson of Middlebury Center; sons, Tom (Fayne) Gross of Fountain, CO; and Gordon Gross of Fuquary Varina, NC; 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and several loving nieces and nephews. 


In addition to her parents and husband, Alice was preceded in death by her infant son, Eugene Paul Gross, two sisters; Norma Boyce and Connie O’Neill and two brothers, Bruce and Phillip Butler. 


Due to COVID- 19 restrictions, the services will be private. 


Arrangements have been entrusted to the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA. To share your fondest memories of Alice or to sign her guestbook, please visit

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