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Alice Byrne

1923 - 2014 Obituary Condolences

Alice (Manion) Byrne, 91, passed away August 24, 2014 at Riverside HealthCare. Alice was born in Avon in 1923 and graduated from Weaver High School in 1941. She was predeceased by her parents Mae (Miniter) and William Manion, her husband James Byrne and sister Marie (Manion) Gubbins. Alice had a career with the City of Hartford and Aetna Insurance Co. where she met her husband, James. Later Alice devoted much time as a volunteer for St. Mary Church and St Francis Hospital. She was a lifetime member of St. Francis Women's Auxiliary. Alice is survived by her dearest friend of 41 years Carolyn Frances Novak; her nieces and nephews, Ellen Gutteridge of Aiken, SC, Maureen Gruel of Aiken, SC, Reverend John Gubbins of San Diego CA, Joanne Morgan Abilene, TX, Geoff Gubbins of Claremont FL, Mary Therese Barone of Bowling Green, FL and Michael Gubbins of Fort Peirce, FL. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10AM on Tuesday, Sept. 2nd, at St. Mary Church, 15 Maplewood Ave., East Hartford followed by burial in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Tarrifville. Calling hours will be held on Monday, Sept. 1st, from 5 to 7PM, at Benjamin J. Callahan Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford with a rosary vigil at 6PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Alice's name may be made to St. Mary Church. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.callahanfuneral.com

Published in The Hartford Courant from Aug. 27 to Aug. 30, 2014
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