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Alice Mae Brown Pizzadili

AGE: 90 •

Alice Mae Brown Pizzadili, 90, passed peacefully on Friday, October 16, 2015, at Guardian Angel Homes in Lewiston, ID. Five days after her passing, her devoted Pomeranian, Libby, followed her. Alice was born on May 5, 1925, in Elizabeth, PA, to Thomas, a coal miner and WWII veteran, and Esther Brown. When Alice was only 4 1/2 months old, her father passed suddenly leaving her mother to raise three young children during the Great Depression. Alice was proud to say, "I was born a coal miner's daughter." Alice left home at the age of 16 and worked in the Clairton Steel Mill and Coke Works during WWII. She later moved to Trenton, NJ, and worked for Westinghouse making light bulbs. At a 1948 New Years Eve church event in Trenton, Alice met the love of her life, James J. Pizzadili. Married September 10, 1949, Alice and Jim lived in Felton, DE where they raised three children and worked in the family businesses: Pizzadili Poultry Inc. and Pizzadili's Delicatessen. In the early 1970's Alice was a seamstress in Harrington, DE, making Vera Blouses, then as a bridal consultant for Benjamin's in Dover, DE. In 1978, Alice and Jim moved to Lewes, DE, where Alice established Alice's Alterations and for 12 years was a bus driver for the Sussex Consortium in Cape Henlopen School District. Alice was a devoted wife, mother and bus driver and was an accomplished quilter. In the 1950's, she became interested in antique/classic American furniture, and for several years bought pieces at auction and refinished them to furnish their home. Having dropped out of school as a young girl, she went on to obtain her GED in her 50's, as well as an extensive course in Dress Making and Design. In 1996 her husband, Jim, passed and in 2004 Alice moved to Idaho to be with her daughter where she enjoyed quilting, and traveling on many road trips around the Northwest.

Alice was preceded in death by her father Thomas Brown, her mother and step father, Esther and John Mottor, her husband James J. Pizzadili, and her sister, Olive Jalosky. Alice is survived by her brother, William (Betty) Brown of Aztec, NM, children John (Ginger) Pizzadili of Bordentown, NJ, Dr. James J. Pizzadili, Jr. DC of Anchorage, AK, Sheryl L. Pizzadili in Lewiston, Idaho, grandchildren James (Mary) Pizzadili of Middletown, DE, Sarah (Ryan) Delaney of Bordentown, NJ., along with her great grandchildren, Jade, John, and Serena, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held December 5th at 10am at the Trinity Wesleyan Church, 1564 S. State St., Dover, DE. Cremation has taken place and burial at Sharon Hills Cemetery will be private.

Published in The News Journal on Dec. 1, 2015
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