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Aycock at Tradition

12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL

OBITUARY

Alice BUTKIEWICZ

February 28, 1926January 12, 2020

Alice Butkiewicz “Aunt Alice”, A.K.A “Princess of the Palace” passed away peacefully in the Treasure Coast Hospice on Sunday, January 12, 2020 in Fort Pierce, Florida at the age of 93.

Alice is survived by her brother, Alfred Wood, her sister, Jean Kilyanczick, her brother, John Wood and his wife, Patricia “Pat” Wood, her niece, Kathaleen E. Morales and her husband, Phillip S. Morales and several nieces and nephews including great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Ghislaine Stark, son-in-law, Sam Marrero, granddaughters, Kayla Marrero, Jennifer Hollingsworth, and Danielle McCarty and grandson, Jeremiah Baker. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of sixty eight years, Edward Butkiewicz of San Jose, CA, her beloved son, Daniel Butkiewicz and her beloved daughter, Debra Alice Marrero.

Alice was born on February 28, 1926 in Dorchester, Massachusetts to Vernon and Margaret Wood. Alice, while in high school, met and married the love of her life, Edward “Eddie” in the year 1942. After which, Eddie was summoned to serve during WWII. In addition, Alice worked in the munitions plant that required her to have a secret clearance; while Eddie, was away at sea serving in the Navy. She and Eddie were based in Panama, Guam, Bermuda, and several different islands while serving our country; in addition, they were also stationed in Virginia, Maine, New Jersey, Maryland, and California. Years later, Alice volunteered to serve in local hospitals. They adopted and welcomed their son, Daniel into their home when he was a newborn baby. A few years later, they adopted and welcomed their daughter, 3 year old, Debbie into their home. Daniel and Debbie completed Alice’s and Eddie’s dream of having a family. During the year’s that Eddie served, Alice was a supportive, nurturing, loving wife and mother. She also performed in Navy Base shows, as a singer, dancer and comedian. She was involved in many Navy wives projects. She loved to swim, camp, crochet, ride her bike and loved to shop and buy anything that was purple and sparkly. Eddie and Alice retired to San Jose, CA, in 1974 where they built a home and enjoyed the company of children and grandchildren. Three years after Eddie passed away (2010), Alice moved to Port. St. Lucie, FL (2013) to live close to her niece, Kathy and her husband Phil, who introduced her to their Elks club where she found her love of Karaoke and performed in many Elk shows up until 2018. Alice recorded a CD in 2014 of her singing seventeen of her favorite country songs. During her years in California and Florida, Alice made many, many friends which resulted in her giving away many of her CD’s. Friends to Alice became instant family, she never met a stranger and will always and forever be our Aunt Alice and in our hearts.

Celebration of Life: Funeral Services for Alice Butkiewicz will be held, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Aycock at Tradition,12571 Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34987, (772) 618-2336. Visitation at 2:00 pm and Memorial Service at 4:00 pm officiated by Reverend Craig Bridgers.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Alice’s life. The family would like to thank all of the caregivers at Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital in Port St. Lucie and the Treasure Coast Hospice in Fort Pierce for their love and care towards Alice during her final days.

Services

21 January

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Aycock at Tradition

12571 Tradition Parkway
Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

21 January

Funeral Service

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Aycock at Tradition

12571 Tradition Parkway
Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

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Donna Galbraith

January 18, 2020

Aunt Alice was one of the most beautiful women I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She always had the most beautiful smile on her face. She would literally light up a room upon entering. Less than a year ago she was dancing with my son-in-law at the Elks. The nineties are truly the new 60s according to Aunt Alice. May you rest in piece my dear friend in the arms of your beloved. To know you was to love you
Donna Galbraith

Geraldine Lunz

January 18, 2020

We loved you Alice very much.We were looking forward to seeing you in a few months but since we can't we will always keep you in our memory we looked forward to seeing you every Friday evening at your favorite thing to do karaoke I always looked forward to the smiles you brought to everybody with your beautiful voice and your personality you were one of the most amazing ladies we knew. We love you Aunt Alice and will never forget you God bless you Kathy and Phil we love you you God bless

George Drummey

January 16, 2020

A treasure that will be always fondly be remembered.

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