February 26, 2021

Alice Semia (Hawksley) Poole


Alice Semia (Hawksley) Poole, (97), passed on September 3, 2020, after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. 

She was born on April 4, 1923, to Joseph and Sadie Hawksley, and grew up in Seekonk, MA with her siblings Walter, Joseph, Mildred (Millie), Pearl, and Olive.  We imagine they're having an amazing family reunion now.

Alice married William Poole and they had two children, William and Lori. They shared a love of traveling. She worked at Fox Kitchens for over 60 years.

Alice was an avid Red Sox fan and was thrilled to see the end of the World Series drought in 2004.  She was also an experienced cake maker with her creations taking the culinary center stage at celebrations throughout the years of which there were many.  Alice and her siblings truly enjoyed celebrating any event large or small.  Spending time with each other was always a priority, and they passed that sentiment on to their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  One other thing that Alice passed on was her amazing swimming skills.  She was truly a bathing beauty and depending on the season of her life, could be found at Bonnet Shores, Spectacle Pond, or the Newman YMCA pool.  She touched the lives of many by teaching them to swim (or giving them the washing machine treatment).

Alice is survived by her children William Poole and Lori Tinkham.  Also among her surviving loved ones are Robert Tinkham, Paulette Poole, her seven beloved grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband William Poole, and her siblings Walter, Joseph, Mildred (Millie) Brecsia, Pearl Soraphine, and Olive Tameo.

Her family feels blessed to carry with them a lifetime of memories and love.


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