Alice C. (Bernier) Savalier; 99
FITCHBURG -- Alice C. (Bernier) Savalier, 99, a longtime resident of Fitchburg, died Saturday, Aug. 16, in the Sterling Village Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Greenville, NH, on July 28, 1915.
Her husband of 63 years, Clarence H. Savalier, passed away on October 1, 2002.
Alice leaves one daughter, Julie A. Palioca, and her husband Bill of Leominster. She also leaves several nieces and nephews in Texas, Cape Cod and New Hampshire. Alice is the last of her family of six sisters and four brothers.
Mrs. Savalier was a bookkeeper at the Sterilite Corporation in Townsend for 25 years, until her retirement in 1980.
She was a member of St. Camillus de Lellis Parish in Fitchburg. She was a member of the Fitchburg Women's Club, serving as President in 1991-1992, and held the office of Treasurer for many years. She was a graduate of the Villa Augustina, in Goffstown, NH and attended Fitchburg Business College.
Alice loved life, lived it long, and to the fullest. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing bridge with her friends and traveling with her daughter.
The family is deeply appreciative to the staff at Sterling Village Nursing Home, especially the Birch Unit, for all the care, devotion and attention given to Alice for the past eleven years. In addition, they wish to thank Brookhaven Hospice for providing her dignity in her final days, and also to the caregivers and Alice's family and friends for their help when she suffered her stroke in 1998.
SAVALIER -- A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 22, at 10 a.m. in St. Bernard's Parish at St. Camillus de Lellis Church, 333 Mechanic St., Fitchburg. Burial will be private. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Alice's memory to the Sterling Village Residence Activity Fund, 18 Dana Rd., Sterling, MA 01564. The Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli and Fitchburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 243 Water St., Fitchburg, has been entrusted with directing Funeral arrangements. See www.masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net
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