Sister Alicia McNally

March 30, 1947October 6, 2020


McNally, Sr. Alicia 1947 - 2020

Sister Alicia was born on March 30, 1947 in Monaghan, Ireland, the youngest of seven children. She came to California to enter the Sisters of St. Louis on September 8, 1964. Between 1968 and 1980 Alicia taught elementary school at St. Anthony Claret, Anaheim; Nativity, El Monte; St. Louis of France, La Puente; and St. Joseph, Long Beach.

For the next ten years she worked in Ministry to the Handicapped. This solidified her passion of being a voice for the voiceless, and her commitment to serve those most in need of help. She spent another twenty years working in Assisted Care at Marycrest Manor Nursing Home. In 2014 Sr. Alicia responded to the need for help with the Assisted Care at Louisville Convent, where she continued to work up until about three weeks before her death.

Sr. Alicia was fondly known as “Speedy” – she was always active, running from one place to the next, except when she was working jigsaw puzzles! She was diagnosed with cancer on September 17. She was eager to start treatment and get through this illness, but God spared her the suffering and called her home on October 6. We are still reeling from the shock of how suddenly all has happened, and her dear family were not even aware of how seriously ill she was.

Sr. Alicia will be buried in Ireland with her family. May she rest in peace and may all who mourn her loss be comforted and consoled.

A private funeral service will be held on Friday, October 23rd at 11:00 am. It will be streaming live at


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Joan Boylan

October 23, 2020

Sister Alicia will be missed. She was a "silent saint". She was always helping others and never talked about it. She lived her life taking care of others and looking to others needs. She came last. May she Rest In Peace.


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