Alice L. Heidcavage

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Alice L. Heidcavage, 90, of Manchester, the beloved wife of the late Anthony L. Heidcavage, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, Feb, 13, 2014.

Born in Exeter, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Stephanie Stabinsky, and had lived in Manchester for many years. An active communicant at the Church of the Assumption, she was a member of the Legion of Mary, and served as a Eucharistic Minister for over 10 years. Alice truly enjoyed her time with her family, polka dancing and weekend trips with her Polish friends.

A loving mother, Babci, and friend, she is survived by her children, Sandra Fransen and her husband, Ronald, of Wisconsin; Doris Gaffney and her fiancé, Dan Shea, of Manchester; Jeanne Bania and her husband, Stephen, of Hebron; and Karen McIntyre and her husband, John, of Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her sister, Janet Yudiski of Exeter, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by an infant son, Joseph, and several siblings.

Alice's family would like to offer a special note of thanks to the staff at Hartford Hospital Hospice Unit and VNA Hospice Care.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 10:15 a.m. from the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center St., Manchester with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Assumption, 27 Adams St. South, Manchester, followed by burial in St. James Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Program for the VNA, 8 Keynote Drive, Vernon, CT 06066.

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John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street Manchester, CT 06040-4857
(860) 643-1222
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Feb. 15 to Feb. 19, 2014
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