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Alice Elisabeth Schick DiFrancisco Carlson Brien

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Alice Elisabeth Schick DiFrancisco Carlson Brien Obituary
Alice Elisabeth Schick DiFrancisco Carlson Brien, age 75, formerly of Erie, died Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Erie, February 7, 1937, a daughter of the late Cyril and Jeanne Morton Schick. Alice was a nurse's aide at St. Mary's Home and a child care provider. She was a member of Our Lady of Hope Church in Port Orange, Florida and a former member of St. John the Baptist Church, where she sang in their choirs. She was a volunteer for the religious education program at Our Lady of Hope Church, Camp Friendship in Mississippi and the PA Soldiers' & Sailors' Home, Erie. In addition to her parents, Alice was preceded in death by a twin brother, Frederick Schick; her first husband, Michael DiFrancisco; her second husband, Robert Carlson, her third husband, Marcel "Lefty" Brien; and a stepson, Jeff Carlson. Survivors include her children, Michael E. DiFrancisco, wife Elizabeth, Julia DiFrancisco Herr, husband Tim, Joseph J. DiFrancisco, wife Lisa and Robert M. DiFrancisco, wife Robin; her stepchildren, Dennis Carlson, wife Liz, Lisa Carlson Mattera, Robert and Jim Burnett, Lisa, Donna, Guy and Robert Brien. Thirty-seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two sisters, Judith Jepson, husband Richard and Mary Schick, both of Erie, one niece and two nephews, also survive. Friends may call at the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 East 38 Street, on Sunday 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and may attend services there on Monday at 12:15 p.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John the Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alice's name to the , 1128 State Street, Suite 301, Erie, PA 16501. Add photos and condolences at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com.

Published in the Erie Times-News on Nov. 17, 2012
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