Donohoe, Sr. Alicia D.C. MENANDS Sister Alicia Donohoe, D.C., 92, died on Sunday, March 8, 2014 at St. Louise House in Menands. Born in Dorchester, Mass., on July 27, 1921, Sister Alicia was one of three children born to John J. and Anna E. (Murphy) Donohoe. Sister Alicia joined the community of Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in October 1942. She celebrated 71 years as a Daughter of Charity in 2013. Upon completion of her initial formation, Sister Alicia was missioned to St. Joseph's Infant Home in Utica, (1943-1951); then to St. Vincent's Home in Washington, D.C., (1951-1964); to St. Joseph Villa, Richmond, Va., (1964-1968); to Laboure Hall in Buffalo, (1968-1970); Nazareth Child Care Center, Jamaica Plain, Mass., (1970-1976 and 1981-1985); Laboure Center, South Boston, Mass., (1976- 1981); and the Astor Home for Children in Rhinebeck (1986-1992). Many of the children she cared for visited her throughout her life, often traveling long distances to see Sister Alicia. While at the Laboure Center, Sister Alicia visited and worked with the elderly; this helped prepare her for ministry to the elderly at St. Louise House in Menands where she served senior Daughters of Charity from 1992 to 1998. Sister Alicia joined the ministry of prayer at St. Louise House and served there until the time of her death. Sister Alicia was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Donohoe; her beloved sister, Rose McDonough, and Rose's husband, John McDonough; two nephews and a niece. She is survived by her nephew, Edwin J. McDonough of Needham, Mass., and her cousin, a Daughter of Charity, Sister Mary Grace O'Neil of St. Louise House; her many children to whom she ministered throughout the years; and her Sisters in community. A wake service for Sister Alicia Donohoe, D.C., will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7 p.m. at DePaul Provincial House Chapel, 96 Menand Road, Menands, there will be a viewing from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Alicia will be celebrated on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at DePaul Provincial House Chapel. Burial will follow at St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands. Donations in her memory to care for the Daughters of Charity who reside at St. Louise House or for the Daughters' greatest needs, may be made to the Daughters of Charity, c/o the Province of St. Louise, 4330 Olive St., St. Louis, MO. Online condolences may be offered at danielkeenanfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Mar. 11, 2014