Alyce H. Clifford, 85

AUBURN — Alyce H. Clifford, 85, of State College, Penn., previously of Bridgton, Maine and Pelham Manor, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. at the Auburn Hospice House in Auburn, Maine.

Alyce was the daughter of the late William and Myrtle (Mischka) Cousins, and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. At the age of 18, Alyce moved to New York City to pursue a career as a photographic model with the Ford Modeling Agency. She was one of the first to model the high fashions that came out of Paris after WWII. Alyce also pioneered “runway” modeling and taught at the Vogue School of Modeling.

In 1958, she married William M. Clifford, who preceded her in death in January 2013. They raised four children in Pelham Manor, N.Y., and then they retired to their lake house on Moose Pond in Bridgton. There she discovered a talent for photography from the other side of the camera lens. Her stunning scenic images of Maine and other parts of the world, encountered on her travels with her husband Bill, were exhibited and sold in several galleries throughout Maine.

Alyce is survived by her four children, Cathey (Stephen) Taft of White Plains, N.Y., Kim McMahon of Oxford, Maine, Patricia (Micah) Barbash of State College, Penn., and William M. Clifford Jr. of Seymour, Conn. She is also survived by her adored grandchildren: Shad Clifford, Jessica McMahon, Erin Colby, Holly Vroom Villanueva, Capt. Joshua Taft, Matthew Taft, Emily, Caroline, William III, Mary Clifford and Daniel Barbash. She also leaves six adoring great-grandchildren: Herizen Clifford, Jesse Vessel, Martin, Seff and Valentino Villanueva and Christopher Mas.

The family will be celebrating their life with Alyce at a private memorial service.

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AUBURN — Alyce H. Clifford, 85, of State College, Penn., previously of Bridgton, Maine and Pelham Manor, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. at the Auburn Hospice House in Auburn, Maine.

Alyce was the daughter of the late William and Myrtle (Mischka) Cousins, and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. At the age of 18, Alyce moved to New York City to pursue a career as a photographic model with the Ford Modeling Agency. She was one of the first to model the high fashions that came out of Paris after WWII. Alyce also pioneered “runway” modeling and taught at the Vogue School of Modeling.

In 1958, she married William M. Clifford, who preceded her in death in January 2013. They raised four children in Pelham Manor, N.Y., and then they retired to their lake house on Moose Pond in Bridgton. There she discovered a talent for photography from the other side of the camera lens. Her stunning scenic images of Maine and other parts of the world, encountered on her travels with her husband Bill, were exhibited and sold in several galleries throughout Maine.

Alyce is survived by her four children, Cathey (Stephen) Taft of White Plains, N.Y., Kim McMahon of Oxford, Maine, Patricia (Micah) Barbash of State College, Penn., and William M. Clifford Jr. of Seymour, Conn. She is also survived by her adored grandchildren: Shad Clifford, Jessica McMahon, Erin Colby, Holly Vroom Villanueva, Capt. Joshua Taft, Matthew Taft, Emily, Caroline, William III, Mary Clifford and Daniel Barbash. She also leaves six adoring great-grandchildren: Herizen Clifford, Jesse Vessel, Martin, Seff and Valentino Villanueva and Christopher Mas.

The family will be celebrating their life with Alyce at a private memorial service.

Please visit www.advantagePortland.com to sign Alyce’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.

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