Alice Merckens Chappell

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Alice Merckens Chappell, a member of the Board of Directors of the MBL Associates and wife of Dr. Richard Chappell, Senior Research Scientist in the MBL Cellular Dynamics Program.

Alice was a pioneering businesswoman in the art world and loving mother and wife. She passed away in the early hours of Sunday, July 7, 2013 in the comfort of her home in Woods Hole, surrounded by her family following a two-year battle with cancer.

There will be a memorial service in Alice’s memory on Thursday, July 18, at 11:00 AM at the Church of the Messiah, 22 Church St., Woods Hole, MA, followed by a reception across the street at Fisher House. Her ashes will be buried at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, NY at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 20. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Alice’s name can be made to Dr. Joyce Liu’s Research Fund, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Yawkey 1421, Boston, MA 02215 or to the MBL Associates Endowed Student Scholarship, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA 02543.

Alice’s full obituary can be found here: