Hattie V (Ames) Alix

Born: Mon., Jun. 23, 1924
Died: Mon., Nov. 16, 2020

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Whitinsville- Hattie V. (Ames) Alix, 96, passed away in the evening hours of Monday, November 16, 2020. Her husband of 55 years, Arthur J. “Chico” Alix died on Jan. 7, 2004.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, MaryBeth (Horan) Alix and her 3 grandchildren, Robbie Alix Jr. and his wife Laura of Lancaster, MA, Stefanie and her husband Marc Bullio of Northbridge, and Holly Michniewicz and her husband Josh of Brewster, MA; 6 great-grandchildren, Harper, Piper, and Robbie Alix, Marc Jr. and Joseph Bullio, Reese Alix Michniewicz and one on the way as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Robert L. Alix in 2018, as well as a brother and 3 sisters. Born in Northbridge, MA on June 23, 1924 Hattie was the daughter of Flavius L. Ames and Gertrude (Faber) Ames and was a lifelong resident of Northbridge.

She attended Northbridge Schools and worked for the former Whitin Machine Works in town before proudly serving in the U.S. Army, Woman’s Army Corps during WWII. After her service she worked for Stacy Lynn Drapery and Fenwall in Ashland. Hattie was a resident of the Linwood Mill Apartments the past 8 years, where she had many friends and enjoyed her time. Hattie was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, the Whitinsville Community Center Silver Sneakers Program, Blackstone Heritage Quilters, Thimble Pleasures of Mendon, and Northbridge Senior Center. She was an avid quilter and everyone she loved has one to remember her by.

Hattie’s services will be privately held at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 Memphis PL. Memphis, TN 38105. To leave a condolence message for her family please visit: www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com 

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Steve Hoekstra
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
Please accept our condolences for your loss MaryBeth. Hattie was a guiding light and a positive influence for my mom at the Linwood Mill Apartments.

Karen Recore
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020

You were loved and will be missed! I remember the first time we met at Linwood Mills and you had the stern face and then I did a little comedy and saw you crack that 😊 i looked at you and just so you know I saw that smile lol! Loved our trips on Saturdays and gatherings. You were a special woman and DUTCH. God has another special angel! RIP You did it your way until then end!

Karen Recore

Maureen Guido
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
My sincerest sympathy for Hattie's passing. I have lived at the Linwood Mill for about three years and Hattie was truly one of my favorite people. Last Christmas I had a little gathering and Hattie visited with me for over two hours - as my own beloved Mother would be 99 right now, we talked about just everything in the past. My Dad was a Drill Instructor and an MP in the Marine Corps during WWII and she shared with me stories from her military career. My one consolation is that she passed quickly - I would have hated to see Hattie languish - she was much too vibrant for that. I will miss her terribly - I was blessed in that the last time I saw her was in her own apartment and gave her a big kiss and a hug - never knowing she was moving just after that. May your memories console you - we have lost a gem!

Carel Bates
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
Family of Hattie,
As a Linwood Mills neighbor to Hattie, I was gifted with the joy and pleasure of knowing such a unique and lovely person. I have such a happy memory of spending last New Year's Eve celebrating with her and laughing most of the night. She was so loved among us all and will always be remembered for the wonderful woman that she was.
My deepest sympathy to you all,
Carel Bates

Gail Hachey
   Posted Sun November 22, 2020
Please accept my condolences for the loss of Hattie. I have lived at Linwood for 2 years and Hattie was my very first friend here...always inviting me to join her and others with whatever was going on. I'm glad I was able to visit with her a few days before she moved. Hattie was a sweet, down to earth lady, and I miss her so!

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