BRUNSWICK – Alice A. Coombs, 77, of 22 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, died May 9, 2005, at Mere Point of Midcoast Senior Health Services after a long illness. She was born Jan. 15, 1928, in Mattawamkeag, the daughter of Prince and Stella Caldwell Shedd. Alice graduated from Mattawamkeag High School. She married John G. Joy in 1946. and he died in 1951. She married Frederick S. Coombs in 1952, and he died in 1994. She lived in Lincoln, Veazie, Bangor, and Orono before moving to Brunswick in 2002. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and a life master of the American Bridge Association. She was a homemaker and bookkeeper. Known for her wonderful cooking, gardening, and creative sewing, Alice enjoyed camping, fishing, and bowling. She was a devoted and beloved mother and grandmother. She is survived by three daughters, Carol Joy Wells and her husband, Richard, of Topsham, Peggy Joy Thornton of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., and Marie Coombs Trudel of Ormond Beach, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Daniel (Lisa) Wells of Topsham, Andrew (Angie) Wells of Marshall, Mo., Scott Thornton and Abby Thornton (David Dow), of Madison Wisc., Nicole (Michael) Galbreath of Gaithersburg, Md., Chad Trudel of Sykesville, Md., Kathryn Trudel of Orrington, Chelsea Piazza of Minneapolis, Minn., and Samantha Piazza of Manitowoc, Wisc.; two great-grandchildren, Jackson Wells of Marshall, Mo., and Rhiannon Dow-Thornton of Madison, Wisc.; two sisters, Shirley (Norman) Budge of Mattawamkeag, and Emma (Jess) Griffith of Bosier City, La.; several sisters and brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husbands, her daughter, Kelly Coombs Piazza; her son-in-law, Michael Trudel; and two brothers, Clifford and Walter Shedd. A memorial service to celebrate Alice’s life will be held 10 a.m. Monday, May 16, at Clay Funeral Home, Lincoln. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alice’s memory may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, 1821 University Ave. W., Suite S256, St. Paul, MN 55104 or Hospice Care CHANS Home Health Care, 50 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, ME 04011.