Alice Marie Helfrich, a lifelong Quincy resident, died Aug. 1, 2014. The beloved daughter of the late Dr. William R. Helfrich Sr. and Alice (Savage) Helfrich. Sister of William R. Helfrich Jr. MD and his wife Pamela of North Weymouth and John Savage Helfrich, MD and his wife Susan of Champagne, Ill. Dear aunt of William, Kristen, Susan, John, James, Joseph, Jeffrey and Jacob. She is also survived by many great-nieces and great-nephews. Dear friend of John Conroy of Quincy. Alice Marie was educated at St. Johns Parochial School, Fontbonne Academy and Regis College. She had several phases of her life, first she was a devoted daughter to her parents as they aged gracefully through the years. They enjoyed traveling together to China, Japan and Europe. The next phase of her life was her devotion to her students, they adored her and in return her always considered them her extended family. Alice Marie taught in the Quincy School system for more than 36 years. After her retirement, she enjoyed being devoted to her cherished dog Suosi. She enjoyed gardening growing plants, flowers and vegetables. She will be remembered for her style, grace and devotion to her family and career. She will be missed by all those who were fortunate to have known her. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday 3 - 8 p.m. in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. A celebration of life service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday prior to the funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Quincy at 10 a.m. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery. Donations in memory of Alice Marie may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or to Childrens Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115. See www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.
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785 Hancock Street Quincy, MA 02170
Published in The Patriot Ledger from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2014