Alice Nedeau Mullarkey
1941 - 2021
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Alice Nedeau Mullarkey, age 99, of Stevens Point, died on January 16, 2021 at Whispering Pines in Plover, WI.

Alice was born September 17, 1941 in Ludlow, MA. She was the 5th child of Frederick L. and Mae Nedeau, and grew up in Ludlow, MA. Alice was one of 8 children, and is survived only by her sister, Grace Rescia (George) in Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Francis Mullarkey, her parents and her brothers, Francis Nedeau (Ann) of Ludlow; Robert Nedeau (Liz) of Arizona; and Frederick Nedeau Junior who died in WWII and is buried in Hawaii. Alice also lost an uncle, Hermidas Nedeau, to WWI, and he is buried in France. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Theresa Rooney (Pete) and Helen Kaufman (Harry) both of Phoenix AZ and Claire Martin (Malcolm) of Atlanta, GA.

Alice is survived by her son, Thomas Mullarkey (Juliette Johnston) of Atlanta, GA; and daughter, Maureen Giblin of Stevens Point. She leaves three grandchildren, Kathleen Giblin (Eric Stroik) of Stevens Point, Mary Elizabeth Giblin (Andy Evenson) of Madison, WI; and Anne Giblin Gedacht (Joshua) of Maplewood, New Jersey; and three great-grandchildren, Maya Claire Ramseier (Stevens Point); Rowan Felix Evenson (Madison, WI), and Leonora Mae Gedacht (Maplewood, NJ).

Alice and her beloved redhead John were childhood sweethearts who were married for 72 years. They were prom king and queen and president of their respective classes their junior and senior years. Alice was an athlete playing basketball and cheerleading. After she graduated from high school Alice lost her mother; shortly thereafter she and John married, and soon he left for England where he served for the entirety of WWII. After the war, John and Alice built their home in Ludlow and lived there until John's retirement, at which time they moved to Atlanta, GA to be closer to Alice's sister, Claire. During their years in Georgia, they acquired a hobby farm in Toccoa, GA. When their only grandchildren moved to Stevens Point, John and Alice sold the farm and divided their living between Stevens Point and St. Petersburg, FL to be near John's sister.

John and Alice spent their final years in Stevens Point, close to their grandchildren. Alice loved gardening and braiding rugs and continued with these pursuits, living independently at Craftsman Village in Plover until reaching 97 years of age. Her granddaughters remember her most for her great hugs, green thumb, and quick wit. She was the maker of magical Christmas cookies, a wicked bridge player, and a no-nonsense pragmatist. She will be greatly missed.

A Funeral Mass will be held for Alice in the summer of 2021. Following her memorial, Alice's remains along with her beloved John, will be taken to the family plot in Springfield, MA to rest with John's parents and sister, Kathleen.

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Published in Stevens Point News from Jan. 20 to Jan. 22, 2021.
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February 15, 2021
Mary Giblin
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February 15, 2021
Mary Giblin
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February 15, 2021
Visits to Nana were the best
Mary Giblin
Family
February 15, 2021
A surprise hug from Rowan
Mary Giblin
Family
February 15, 2021
Alice cuddling with her great grandson Rowan
Mary Giblin
Family
February 15, 2021
I knew her as my Nana. She was honest, practical, confident, and so sassy. She helped build some of my most vivid sensory memories from my childhood. From the smell of a rotisserie chicken cooking in the smoldering breezeway of her Georgia farmhouse as we came in from playing in the shade of her fig tree, to the feel of the tip of a Hershey's kiss on the head of her chocolate cherry Christmas mice nestled in a tin brimming with a rainbow of holiday cookies and bars. I remember cuddling with her on frigid Christmas mornings, waiting for the house to awaken. One winter, here in Wisconsin, we discussed making an ice rink in our yard. I remember she said, of course we could make one, then as we played, I watched as she walked around the big apple tree with a hose, and by the end of the week, we had ourselves a magical rink. Now, each winter for Rowan's last 8, we make a rink in our yard here in Madison and I always think of her, shuffling around the rink with a garden hose and laughing. When I make her black-eyed peas and collard greens at New Years, walk in the Arboretum under the magnolias in the spring, pick a fat warm tomato from my garden in the summer, decide to rip apart my couch to refinish it in the fall, or settle down for a game of cards in the winter, she will always be with me. She wrote in her senior year book that her ambition was to make one person happy. She has succeeded many fold with this wish, and I feel so lucky to have been one of them.

I will love you always,
Mary
Mary Giblin
Family
January 28, 2021
My sympathies to the family. I met Alice at St Bron's church in Plover, WI. I worked in the parish office and just fell in love with her. She was such a delight!! I always gave and received a hug from her. She would come in to get Masses for her husband. Also she THOUGHT THE WORLD of her son. I admired her spunkiness! May Alice rest in peace.
Barbara Guinn
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