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Alice Planta

• Oct 29, 2015 at 11:54 AM

Oct. 2, 1921 — June 11, 2008

MELROSE, Mass. — Mrs. Alice A. (Watson) Planta, a long-time resident of Melrose, died Wednesday evening, June 11, 2008 in the Kindred Hospital Boston North Shore in Peabody, MA. She was 86 years old.

Alice was born October 2, 1921 in Amherst, OH, a daughter of the late Don K. Watson and Alice Grace (Peabody) Watson.

Mrs. Planta was a 1939 graduate of Wakeman High School, Wakeman, OH. She also graduated from Defiance College, Defiance, OH, Class of 1944. She earned her Masters Degree from Salem State College, Salem, MA and received her Masters plus 30 in Education from Salem State College in 1969.

She retired in 1986 after 28 years of teaching 8th grade science at the Galvin Jr. High School in Wakefield. She was a member of the American Association of University Women - Melrose-Wakefield Area Branch, a 66 year member of the Monroeville, OH Order of Eastern Star Althea Chapter #438 and a member of the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church. Alice was the loving wife of Wesley E. Planta with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Dona-Kay Carr and her husband, Donald P. Carr, Jr.. Sister of Dennis H. Watson and his wife, Catherine of Madison, OH. Cherished grandmother of Donald P. Carr, III and Brian W. Carr. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral service at the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church, 355 Franklin St., Melrose Tuesday, June 17 at 11 AM.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose Monday 4-7 PM. Interment will be in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.

Gifts in Alice’s memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, ATTN: Contribution Services, 10 Brookline Pl. West, 6th floor, Brookline 02445 or to Hallmark Health VNA, Office of the Executive Director, 178 Savin Street, Suite 300, Malden 02148.

For directions, obituary or to sign guestbook, please visit www.robinsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose.

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