Alice Bromely Anderson March, 85, of Bantam, died July 30 at Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Milford. She was the widow of Theodore P. Anderson III and Anthony March.

She was born April 16, 1928, in Niantic, a daughter of the late Arthur Curtis and Helen Bromely.

She was employed by the former Conn's Dairy, the food counter at the Slone Pharmacy in New Milford, the Kimberly-Clark Corp. in New Milford, and later, at the Morning Star East Rest Home, retiring at the age of 68.

She loved to sew and make woolen braided rugs by hand. She also enjoyed playing bingo.

She was known for her sense of humor and her love of the color purple.

She was a member of the New Preston Congregational Church, where she sang in the choir. She was also a member of the Silver Bells and Bows singing group in Torrington.

She is survived by four sons, Theodore P. Anderson IV, of New Milford, Gene N. Anderson, of Bloomer, Wis., Nathan C. Anderson, of New Milford, and Shawn March, of Ft. Worth, Texas; two daughters, Melissa Law, of New Milford, and Meredith Butler, of Dover Plains, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her long-time friend, Ellie DeCosa. She was predeceased by a sister, Phoebe Schlemmer.

Memorials may be made to the New Milford Animal Welfare Society, 8 Dodd Road, New Milford CT 06776, or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105.

Colonial Funeral Home in New Milford was in charge of the arrangements.