Sister Alice Rees SUSC

June 18, 1928June 3, 2018

Sister Alice Rees (Sr. John David) SUSC died June 3 at the age of eighty-nine at Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River. Sr. Alice, who was born in Chicago, was the daughter of the late John and Jeannette (Dodson) Rees. She is survived by her brother David and sister-in-law Barbara Rees as well as nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Sr. Alice graduated from Austin High School, attended Clark College, Dubuque, Iowa and worked as a secretary for a few years. Through contact with a missionary priest serving in Alabama, she learned of the Holy Union Sisters and began a correspondence with them. She entered the Holy Union Sisters August 22, 1950 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Catholic Teachers College, Providence.

Sr. Alice taught in elementary schools in Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey. In 1970 while living at St. Francis de Sales Convent in New York City, Sr. Alice began a ministry as a secretary, where she used the skills from her high school and college business courses. She worked at several offices in New York including the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University.

When she retired, Sr. Alice volunteered in a variety of capacities including at a homeless shelter and The Lighthouse Guild for the Blind.

All funeral arrangements will be on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Catholic Memorial Home, 2446 Highland Avenue, Fall River, MA. The wake is at 9:00 AM followed by the Prayer Vigil at 10:00 AM and Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret Mary Chapel at 10:30 Burial at St. Patrick’s Cemetery will follow. Arrangements are by Waring-Sullivan Funeral Home, Fall River, MA. Donations in Sr. Alice’s memory may be made to Holy Union Sisters Mission Advancement Office, P.O. Box 410, Milton, MA 02186.


  • The late John and Jeannette (Dodson) Rees, Parents
  • David and Barbara Rees, Brother and SIster-in-law
  • Nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews

  • Holy Union Sisters Mission Advancement Office


  • Visitation Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Prayer Vigil Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Burial Monday, June 11, 2018

Sister Alice Rees SUSC

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