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Deschaine, Margaret "Alice" Pollitt (7/19/1929 - 3/15/2016)

By Petoskey (MI) News Review

deschaine_alice1Margaret ''Alice" Deschaine, 86, died Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Bay Bluffs in Harbor Springs.

She was the wife of the late Glenmore Deschaine, who preceded her in death in 1991. Born July 19, 1929, in Lansing, Mich., daughter of John Pollitt and Mary (Miller) Pollitt.

Alice played baseball for the All American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1947-1954, playing third base and shortstop for the Rockford Peaches. The league was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 1988 with a special exhibit to "Women in Baseball."

Alice was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary; husband, Glen; brothers, Jack and Stan; and sister, Maxine Miller.

Surviving are her son, Rick (Paula) Deschaine and daughter, Dawn (Patrick) Keiser, both living in Pellston, formerly of Lansing; two grandchildren, James (Heather) Keiser and Michael Keiser; three great-grandchildren, Brady, Callie and Evyn Keiser; and several nieces and nephews.

Interment will be in Deepdale Memorial Park at a later date.

Contributed by: Helen Nordquist
Submitted on: 03/19/2016
Copyright: Petoskey (MI) News Review 3/17/2016; Photo courtesy of Steve Wrzesien

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