CARLSON, ALICE, Died peacefully in her home on June 13, 2007, after a brief illness. Born Alice Okonoski on May 13, 1914 in Brooklyn, New York, Alice lived a full and active life, enjoying the company of her friends in her beloved sewing circle, working at a variety of jobs in the 1930s and 1940s, and caring for her aging mother in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. In the early 1950s, Alice met her future husband Tom. They fell in love and married about a year later. Alice and Tom had two sons; they were the model of faithful spouses and loving parents. Alice and Tom, who died in 1985, moved to Dallas in 1967 as a result of a job transfer for Tom. They made their home in Oak Cliff in the house where Alice lived and maintained her independence until her final illness. Alice cherished her involvement in the Rosary group and Women's Guild of St. Cecilia Catholic Church. All who knew her were amazed at her vitality and strength. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Alice is survived by her sons Donald and Richard and their wives Anna and Nishi, as well as by her grandchildren Allison, Michael, Rachel, Thomas, Sidharth, and Ravi. Alice also leaves behind a number of nieces and nephews, living in New York and other parts of the country, all of whom adored their Aunt Alice, and were adored by her. Visitation will be at Hughes Funeral Home at 400 E. Jefferson on Friday, June 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The Rosary will be at 7:00 PM. There will be a funeral Mass at Mount St. Michael's Center at 4500 West Davis in Dallas at 10:00am on Saturday, June 16, followed by burial at Holy Redeemer Cemetery in DeSoto. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Legion of Mary at St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Hughes Funeral Home Jefferson Chapel 400 East Jefferson Blvd. Dallas Texas 75203 214-946-5133
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Published in Dallas Morning News on June 15, 2007