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Alice Gerace
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Mrs. Alice (Amico) Gerace, 95, passed away peacefully in her home, with her family by her side on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Alice was born in Utica on November 21, 1921, a daughter of the late Peter and Josephine ( Giannino) Amico. She was educated in local schools. At the Dramatic Club at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church, Alice met Rocco Gerace and the couple were soon married on July 30, 1949. Together they enjoyed a marriage filled with love and devotion to each other and their families for over fifty-eight years. Her beloved Rock passed away on March 14, 2008.

A woman of deep faith, Alice was a lifelong member of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church, as well as, its St. Anne Society. She was also a member of the Children of Mary and the Players Guild of Utica.

A dedicated homemaker, Alices life revolved around her family. She will be deeply missed by her three daughters, Angela and her husband Robert Gehling, NH, Joanne Gerace, Utica, and Alice Mary and her husband Mark Zane and their daughter; and her son, Rocco Gerace Jr., all of Syracuse; her grandchildren, Kristen Gehling Scario and her husband Tom, and Nicholas Gehling and his wife, Katherine Burggraf Gehling; and many beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Leonard Amico and his wife, Mary, and Sal Amico; as well as several sisters-in-law, brothers-in law, and friends, including the Four Families of Mt. Carmel, Anne LaNeve, Kay Cerminaro, and Stella Alcuri.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

The family would like to thank Dr. Deepak Buch; the staff of St. Elizabeth Medical Center; Brittany; Helping Hands; Caregivers; Acacia Home Care; and Hospice & Palliative Care, for their support during her illness; and also the Utica Police and Fire Departments for all their efforts during Alices passing.

In memory of Alice Gerace, please consider contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.

Arrangements are with Matt Funeral Home, Utica.
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Joanne and family, My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you. God Bless

Written by Karen Moylan
2017-03-19 3:58:08 PM

To the entire Gerace family, my condolences on the passing of Mrs. Gerace. She has been reunited with her love, Rock and all other Carmelites that have gone before her. She was a inspiration to all over the years and will sadly be missed. I will not be able to pay my respects in person, but I'll keep her and the family in my prayers. May she RIP.

Written by Bob Ollerenshaw
2017-03-19 4:12:32 PM

Joanne and family, so very sorry to here of your mom's passing. My brother Joe and I send our heartfelt sympathies, and will keep you all in our prayers as you prepare to lay her to rest. 🙏🙏❤️

Written by Gloria Passante LaPoint
2017-03-19 5:17:30 PM