Alice Gray Woodall, 98, of Jamaica Plain, Mass., died with grace at her home on July 26. She was the wife of the late James M. Woodall, MD. Born in Boothbay Harbor, she was the daughter of the late Roland M. and Alice M. (Martin) Gray.
Mrs. Woodall spent her early childhood in Maine; moved to Jamaica Plain, Mass. where she lived most of her life, but continued to spend vacations in Southport. She attended the School of MassArt and was a graduate of the School of The Museum of Fine Arts.
She was recognized as one of the outstanding leaders at the 350th Anniversary of Boston in Copley Square for her contribution to the Boston community. She seemed to have boundless energy, imagination and enthusiasm.
In her earlier years, Mrs. Woodall had her own studio where she exhibited her artwork and executed her flair for interior design. She was actively involved at the Footlight Club, the oldest continuously performing amateur theatre in the country, where she performed, directed, stage managed and costume designed for many of their productions. For years she was on the board of directors and a volunteer at the Adams House and at the Loring-Greenough House; giving tours in vintage costumes she sewed herself. She was a longtime member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jamaica Plain, Mass., the Massachusetts Medical Auxiliary and the Tuesday Club that was responsible for the restoration of the Loring-Greenough House.
She is survived by her daughter, Alice W. Comiskey and husband Daniel C. of Needham, Mass.; grandchildren, Alice Campbell of Middleton, R.I., and Dr. Daniel W. Comiskey of Seekonk, Mass.; six great grandchildren; nieces, Valerie Cashin and Eleanor Gatenbuy, and many relatives in Southport.
Burial will be in Southport. Memorial service to be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home, Stoneham, Mass.