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Alice Schiano

August 9, 1932 — July 21, 2016

Alice Schiano

Alice B. Schiano (nee Bertolozzi), 83, of Manahawkin, NJ, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2016 surrounded by her family.  Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, Alice graduated from St. Francis Hospital with her RN degree and continued on to Catholic University where she earned her BS in Nursing.  It was there in Washington, DC where she met the love of her life, Dr. Anthony M. Schiano, who was attending Georgetown.  Alice and Tony were married at Mt. Carmel Church in Poughkeepsie on June 1, 1958.  They lived in Okinawa while her husband, Anthony, served as a Captain in the U.S. Army and Alice was a civilian nurse employed by the Army.  After a couple years overseas, they returned to the United States and eventually settled in North Bergen, NJ with their four beautiful daughters. Alice was active as a volunteer for the ladies auxiliary at several hospitals and she had a passion for reading, gourmet cooking, travel and entertaining.

She is predeceased by her parents, John and Olga Bertolozzi, her in-laws, Michael and Nancy Schiano and her son-in-law, Allan French.

Alice is survived by her husband, Anthony, her daughters Joanne French of Franklin, Nancy Schiano of West Orange, Allie Schiano of Spring Lake, Michele Bovasso and husband Bob Bovasso of Cranford, her grandchildren Robert, Emily, Anthony and Joseph Bovasso, Isabella Schiano, and step-grandchildren, Matthew and James French.  She is also survived by her sister, four brothers, a brother and sister-in-law, her aunt and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be Monday, July 25, 2016 from 5pm to 9pm and Tuesday, July 26, 8:30am to 9:30am at Maxwell-Tobie Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 573 Mill Creek Road, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday, July 26, 10;30am at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, NJ. Entombment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Manahawkin, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Alice's name to the Lustgarten Pancreatic Research Foundation at www.lustgarten.org.


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