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Alice Fischer

Stefan Maglov
Validated By: Stefan Maglov On Date: Feb. 06th 2024

Alice Ivonne Fischer (née Bourassa; formerly Whitcomb) was an American supercentenarian whose age has been validated by LongeviQuest.

Biography

Fischer was born in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, on 23 December 1905, to parents William Bourassa and Virginie Roux. As a young girl, she enjoyed going to the ice cream parlor and watching movies such as “The Perils of Pauline,” a 1914 film serial. She had a passion for dancing, particularly enjoying the fox-trot. At some point during her youth, she moved to Fall River. While studying at the Fall River School of Commerce, she worked at a candy counter.

At some point, she got married and had a son, LeRoy H. Whitcomb. After she was married, she lived with her husband and son on a farm in Westford. After the death of her first husband, she remarried George Fischer at some point. She worked as a school secretary, a personnel department employee at an aircraft company, and eventually as a bookkeeper at Betro’s Pharmacy in Walpole center. She remained there for many years until retiring at the age of 85. She was an active member of the United Church of Walpole.

In 2012, she moved into the Harrington House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Walpole. At the age of 108, although her hearing and sight were not as keen as they used to be, her memory remained sharp.

Fischer passed away in Walpole, Massachusetts, USA, on 26 January 2016, at the age of 110 years, 34 days. She was survived by two great-grandsons and two great-great-grandchildren. She outlived both her only son and her only grandson.

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Recognition

At the time of her passing, she was the third-oldest (known) living person in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, after Goldie Michelson and Caroline Thiesing.

Her age was verified by Stefan Maglov and Jimmy Lindberg, and validated by LongeviQuest on 6 February 2024.

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Attribution

* “Meeting Alice at age 108” – The Boston Globe, 20 February 2014

* “Walpole’s 109-year-old birthday girl” – Wicked Local Walpole, 4 January 2015

* “Alice Fischer Obituary” – Alexander Thomas and Sons Funeral Home