Alice Mary Monroe, 72, worked in a dermatology office 34 years

Mrs. Alice Mary Monroe, 72, passed away Monday, June 26, 2017, peacefully at home surrounded by her family.

Mary, fondly remembered as “Meme,” is survived by her husband, Ronald; two daughters, Chrissy and Lisa; five sons, Carl, Louis, Edward, Chris and Curtis Jr.; and three grandchildren, Madison, Riley and Harrison.

Meme was born in Queens, N.Y., to Henry and Alice Kownack. She was a devout Catholic for the entirety of her life, beginning with her education at Brentwood Catholic Boarding School. After, she attended a nursing school in Yonkers, N.Y., and graduated as an LPN.

Meme had several jobs over the years, the first with Eastern Airlines as a flight attendant. After her traveling stint, she began nursing and met her lovely husband who worked at the same hospital. Ronald joined the military, which ultimately ended in their settling in Portsmouth, Va., where Meme began working for the dermatologist, Dr. Moreland. She worked for him for 34 years, while also helping to manage her son in-law’s business, Christopher Foy Inc.

Meme was a beloved part of every life she touched and the heart of her family. Her memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 9, at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road.

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