Alice “Jinx” Ludlow Lambert, 94, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2021 at Jewish Senior Services in Fairfield, CT. Alice is survived by her daughters Linsley Lambert (husband Michael C. Jones) of Culver City, CA, and Terri Lambert Nickerson (former husband Raymond W. Nickerson) of Bridgeport, CT, and one grandson, Raymond A. Nickerson. Alice was many things: intelligent, fun, strong willed, and passionate about making the world a more just place. Born on August 10, 1927 and raised in Elizabeth, N.J., she spent the summers in her mother’s hometown of Branford, CT. She was a descendent of the original 17th century English families who settled each town. Alice attended her mother’s alma mater Smith College, where she made lifelong friends, studied Government, hosted a Dixieland Jazz radio program and graduated in 1949. Alice was extremely proud to be a “Smithie” and was active in the Smith College Club, particularly raising scholarship funds. After college she moved to New York City where she worked for NBC Radio, then later moved to Washington DC where she became a political officer for the CIA. At that time she met Andrew A. Lambert of Stamford, CT, whom she married in 1952. In 1954 her first daughter, Linsley was born. In 1956 the young family moved to Pleasantville, N.Y. where her second daughter Terri was born. Alice threw herself into village life, becoming involved in local and Republican politics, the PTA, the Girl Scouts, and especially international exchange programs. Through these homestay programs she brought the world to her family. She developed a particular love of Finland, traveling there many times, and as a Girl Scout leader even helped the troop develop a Finland badge! During her adult life she traveled extensively through Europe, highlighted by operas in Vienna and Salzburg. In 1968, Alice went through a divorce which led her to further her education at Columbia to study Finnish, and Pace University for Marketing. She joined an audio-visual production company, marketing their products at educational conventions throughout the US. In 1986 Alice moved to her ancestral home of Branford, CT. She quickly became involved in town life, especially with politics and Friends of the Blackstone Library. At this time a profound change came in her thinking. Upset at George H.W. Bush’s stance against a woman’s right to choose, Alice left the Republicans to become an Independent and a Pro Choice activist. She later joined the Democratic Party to campaign for Bill Clinton, and spent the rest of her life fighting for the Democrats on local, state, and national levels. In her 80’s she was elected to Branford’s Representative Town Meeting. She joined the National Organization of Women (NOW) in the 1980’s, marched on Washington several times, and later served as NOW-Ct’s president for 4 years. Besides politics, her other passion was Literacy. The Blackstone Memorial Library was her temple, and she was on the board of The Friends of the Library and served at one point as it’s president. Her family is immensely proud of her accomplishments and her fight for women’s rights and a better world.

Visitation is scheduled for Monday, November 15 from 4-7 P.M. at the W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 N. Main St. Branford, CT. A Memorial Service will take place there Tuesday, November 16 at 11:00, followed by her burial at Center Cemetery in Branford. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Alice’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The Blackstone Memorial Library at blackstonelibrary.org; NOW-CT at now-ct.org, or Jewish Senior Services at jseniors.org. Her daughters want to thank her caregivers and the staff at JSS for their wonderful efforts, care, and dedication, especially during 2020.

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