In Loving Memory of Alice Cosgrove

May 25, 1929
Brooklyn, NY
May 10, 2020
Fairfield, CT
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Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


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Alice Cosgrove

Alice Cosgrove, age 90, beloved wife of the late William F. Cosgrove, died on Sunday May 10, 2020, at Milford Health and Rehabilitation Center. Alice was born on May 25, 1929 in Brooklyn NY, the daughter of the late Frederick and Hanne Ritz, and grew up in Woodside Queens. She was a Fairfield resident since her marriage in 1958. Alice was best known for her kind soul and wonderful cooking. Her family was the center of her world. Alice is survived by her loving children, Joan Cosgrove and her wife Amy of Ellington and Fairfield CT; and William D. Cosgrove and his wife Elaine of Punta Gorda FL; her grandchildren Colleen of Kent OH, Nolan and William S. both of Newtown, CT as well as her nephew and godson Heinz C. Hilmer and his wife Claudia of Flushing NY and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, William, she was predeceased by her beloved sister and brother in law, Joan and Heinz K. Hilmer of Woodside NY.
The family would like to thank the employees of Milford Healthcare, both past and present, for the loving care shown to our mother.
Due to social distancing requirements, services will be held at Spear Miller Funeral Home at a later date. Interment will be private in Oak Lawn cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Alice’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. To offer an on-line condolence please visit us at
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7 Guestbook Entries for Alice Cosgrove

  1. Joan, Bill, and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your Mom’s family values are reflected through the love and actions of her children and extended family. Joan has always been there for her Mom making sure her caretakers followed through on what was best for her Mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Joan, forwarding our sincerest sympathy at the death of your mother. Jerry’s and my thoughts are with you and Amy

  3. Joan, Amy and family, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of great sorrow.

  4. Joan, Amy and Family:
    Please accept our sincerest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and we hope that you may find comfort in your loving memories.

  5. Bill sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family on the loss of your mom.
    Noreen Ahern
    The Villages Florida

  6. Joan,
    I will always remember Alice reminding you to share and her hilarious laughter when I asked about your ballet lessons. I will all miss her.