Alice E. D’Alessio
Alice E. D’Alessio
Alice E. (Viglione) D’Alessio, 84, of King Philip St., Providence, passed away February 29, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Domenico “Tom” D’Alessio.
She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Antonetta (Marsella) Viglione.
Alice worked for the State of Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles for many years giving the eye test and the City of Providence as Recorder of Deeds under the Doorley Administration. She was a community organizer at the Providence Hartford Park office, acting as a social worker and after retirement from the State of Rhode Island assisted at ProCap.
Alice was active in the Democratic Party in Rhode Island. She was a congressional candidate for John F. Kennedy at the Democratic Convention when he was nominated as a presidential candidate. Alice served on the Judicial Tenure Committee with many Rhode Island judges. She was an active member of the 7th District Senatorial Women’s Committee. She was a communicant of Holy Cross Church and a member of their Women’s Guild.
Before moving to Rhode Island, Alice and Tom owned a café in Fontana, Calif. Called Everybody’s Café. She was friends with many Hollywood movie stars, writers, musicians and dignitaries. Alice and Tom were married in the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. while Las Vegas was just being built. She was adored by many and loved by her family and friends.
She was the loving mother of Michele Paulette D’Alessio, Domenico “Tommy” D’Alessio Jr., Arnold N. D’Alessio, Michael J. D’Alessio and the late Gregory P. D’Alessio and mother-in-law of Anne Marie (DiIorio) and Donna (Umbriano) D’Alessio. She leaves six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was the sister of Salvatore Viglione of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Alice also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and godchildren.
Her funeral was held March 3 at Holy Cross Church. Burial was at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Cranston.