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Sister Alice Marie (St. Gerard) Dunphy, BVM

Sister Alice Marie (St. Gerard) Dunphy, BVM died Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Mount Carmel Bluffs in Dubuque, Iowa.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 7, 2021. Burial is in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.

She was born on Nov. 17, 1932, in Chicago to Gerald and Cecilia (Twohey) Dunphy. She entered the BVM congregation on Sept. 8, 1951, from Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Chicago. She professed first vows on March 19, 1954, and final vows on July 16, 1959.

Sister Alice was an elementary teacher in Chicago; Lincoln, Neb.; San Francisco and Stockton, Calif.; Butte and Missoula, Mont.; and Las Vegas; and principal in Missoula and Palm Springs, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers James and Joseph Dunphy; and sisters Mary Fugger, Patricia McCarthy, Geraldine Johnson and Virginia Hohn. She is survived by a brother Gerald (Mamie) Dunphy, Glendale, Ariz.; nieces; nephews; and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 69 years.

Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or make an online gift.

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This Post Has 3 Comments
  1. You will be missed Sister Alice. You were a joy to be around at St. Theresa and at bingo. Please say hello to Sister Katheryn and my Aunt Mary for me. May you RIP and be with the Angels.

  2. God be with you Sister Alice. Rest in peace and may the Angels surround you. Loved the “old” days at St. Theresa. God Bless.

  3. Fond memories of spending time with Sister Alice either at Our Lady of Lourdes in Chicago, Lincoln NE, Missoula MT., Palm Springs with tour of Bob Hope’s house and lastly Mount Carmel . Will miss her smile and quick wit. Rest in Peace.

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