ALICE RAO LASSITER
On Sunday, June 24, 2012, surrounded by her family, of Olney, MD. Beloved wife of 40 years to David Lassiter; mother of Christine (Evan) Nowack and Celeste (Evan) Henry; grandmother of Juliet, Scarlett, Graham, and Jack. Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946 to Joseph and Celestina Rao; she was raised in Yonkers and Syosset NY. She received her BA from Fordham University, and Master's degrees from both Boston College and UMBC. In 1970 she moved to DC and worked for the Peace Corps as a Special Services Officer in the 70's, was a real estate agent in the 80's and an ESOL elementary school teacher
in Montgomery County for the past 15 years. She retired in 2011. She is loved and will be missed by the many she touched. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., with prayers at 8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 6701 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD, on Friday, June 29, at 10:30 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.