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Alice Modena, 98

January 22, 2024

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —  Alice Pauline (Domenichini) Modena, 98 of Sandia, Texas and formerly of North Adams, MA died on Monday, January 22, 2024 at Villa Northwest in Corpus Christi.

She was born in Whitingham, VT on December 21, 1925 a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Bedini) Domenichini. She graduated as the salutatorian of the Whitingham High School class of 1944 and graduated from the Bliss Business College.

Alice worked in the cafeteria at the Johnson and Brayton Schools in North Adams for 37 years until her retirement. She then volunteered in the “Grandparent Program” at Brayton School. She was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church. Alice enjoyed crafts, cooking, gardening, and sharing her vegetables with her neighbors. She enjoyed trips to the casino and all sports especially the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. Alice also loved fishing with her husband and children.

She was the widow of Albert Victor Modena who died on September 26, 2010. They were married October 26, 1946 in St. Anthony of Padua Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Carol (William) Ulch of Sandia, TX and her son, Paul (Susan) Modena of Cape Coral, Florida. She also leaves three grandsons, Brian Modena, Ross Modena, and Will Ulch; four great grandchildren; one brother, Carlo Domenichini of North Adams and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Orlando, Clifford, and Alfred Domenichini and her niece Paula Domenichini.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Services and burial in Southview Cemetery for Alice Modena will be private. To add to the book of memories please visit

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Paul and Ross
My sincere sympathies and condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mother and grandmother. Prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
from: Terry Saunders-Boucheron: 02-16-2024

Paul and family, I am sorry for your Mothers passing, many Freeman school memories. God Bless!
from: Glenn and Sandy Girardon: 02-12-2024

Paul I am so very sorry to hear about Alice's passing. She was a sweet lady and loved by many. I loved the way she kept you dad in line,,, the love between them was so special. They are now back together so they can share eternity together. She had a very full and happy life, God bless her!!!
Love Spring & John
from: Spring Williams on: 02-12-2024

Carol, I remember when we were friends at Freeman School and our moms were our brownie and girl scout leaders! Your mom and I kept in touch thru the years, often chatting in school and then In later years in the super market. She always had a story full of love about you, and always took the time to ask about my life and family. I'm so sorry for your loss, God bless. Mary Lou
from: Mary Lou Accettaon: 02-12-2024

Paul, so sorry for the loss of your mum ... I remember how nice she was to all of us, your childhood friends. May she RIP in God's grace.
from: Bob Gallagheron: 02-12-2024

My prayers go out to you. I'm sorry to here of Miss Alice's passing. I worked with her at Brayton School and she helped me learn the ways of "Lunch Lady" rules. She was always kind with a helping hand. She will be missed.
from: Trish Maynard on: 02-10-2024

Carol & Paul , I am sorry for the loss of your mom. I always enjoyed running into my cousin Alice & Orlando in the supermarket and we would talk about our families. She was a wonderful woman who will be missed by many. Fly high with the angels Alice.
from: Mary Maselli Barryon: 02-09-2024

Paul and family I am sadden by the passing of your mother. She was a great lady. My prayers are with you all?
from: Nanette Schmidton: 02-09-2024

I worked with Alice at Brayton. She was always a pleasure to talk to. Sorry for your great loss.
from: Anita Mosheron: 02-09-2024 is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Sreet, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384
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