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Blaski, Alice (2/15/1930 - 3/31/1974)

By Russell Blaski

Alice Blaski died at home in West Harwich, MA (on Cape Cod) from breast cancer on March 31, 1974. She wasn't even 44 years old yet. Before that she was extremely physically active golfing and swimming until she got cancer. She lived with her brother Edwin and his family in Newton while she was receiving cancer treatment in Boston and later returned home on the Cape for her final months. She also ran and owned a beauty shop in West Harwich, MA for many years until her illness. She was born February 15, 1930. 

Alice played third base for the championship Wallingford, Connecticut Owlettes  prior to becoming a player in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.. She came into the AAGPBL with a strong batting average in the softball circuit. Alice graduated from Larsen College with a degree in business administration. She was an all around athlete who played basketball, tennis, golf, and baseball.

Alice was survived by her parents, her brother Edwin, her sister Phyllis, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at Eaton and Blute Funeral Home in Harwich, followed by a funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Church.  Burial was at Island Pond Cemetery, Harwich, MA.

 

Contributed by: Helen Nordquist
Submitted on: 05/01/2016
Copyright: Russell Blaski

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