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Whitman, Alice A.

It is with great sadness that the family of Alice Ann (Foster) Whitman announces her peaceful passing on Thursday, February 9, 2023. She was 84. Alice will be lovingly remembered by her children: Gary, Jeffrey and his wife Marsha, and Steven and his wife Kim. Alice will also be fondly remembered by her grandchildren; Jacquelyn and her husband Chris Joyce, Erin, Ryan, Danielle, Caitlin, Alison, Lauren, and Keighan. She will also be remembered by her great grandchildren, Phoebe and John Joyce, and many nephews and a niece. Alice was predeceased by her husband Donald Whitman who passed away in 2020.

Also is a much beloved friend from all aspects of her life leaving behind many dear friends.  She was a warm, loving, and welcoming friend to all.

Alice graduated from Archbishop Williams High School.  She was a member of Hyde Park Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps where she met her husband Donald Whitman. They married in 1949 and raised three boys. 

Alice continued to be a long time dedicated fan and supporter of the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps. She enjoyed sharing stories of the old days with the younger generations through the years, and visiting the corps office in Hyde Park.

Alice was also an active member of St Anne’s Church in Hyde Park, and served as a coordinator of the annual Holiday Bazaar for many years. Alice also enjoyed a long career in customer service at Star Market, was a bank teller, and homemaker. 

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home starting at 9:30 am on Wednesday, February 15th and proceed with us to a funeral mass in memory of Alice at 10:30am at St. Ann’s Parish, 90 W Milton St, Boston, followed by burial at Fairview Cemetery.

Visiting hours are Tuesday, February 14th from 4-8pm at Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham, MA. Those who so desire may make a memorial donation in her memory to the Boston Crusaders at or via mail to 47 Fairmount Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136.
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Guestbook Entries

  1. Bill Costa
    February 9th, 2023 | 7:59 pm

    Gary,Jeff,Steve and all the Whitman family. Alice always treated me like a son. I will always treasure the many Christmas Day spent with your family. May she rest in the sweetest of peace in your Dad’s loving arms. I will miss her deeply. Love Billy

  2. Gail Petrosevich
    February 9th, 2023 | 8:17 pm

    Oh sweet Alice. You gave me a compliment the first 10 seconds I met you. So I seeked you out for years. You will be so missed. Sweet Alice.❤️

  3. Melissa Torre
    February 9th, 2023 | 9:26 pm

    You will be sorely missed Alice. You were part of our Family at the nail salon for so many years. You are loved by so many. Our hearts are heavy today but our memories of you will keep us smiling, always. Love u.

  4. Carol and Brian Yakimowsky
    February 9th, 2023 | 9:41 pm

    Whitman Family our deepest sympathy to you all, Alice will be missed. Met her in the Christmas tree Shoppe a few months back so nice to see her and chat. Greeat Great people Donnie and Alice and ther family LOVE TOO ALL

  5. Jim Lyons
    February 10th, 2023 | 4:31 pm

    Very classy lady with a great sense of humor. I remember Alice fondly.

  6. Winnie & John Alleruzxo
    February 10th, 2023 | 5:45 pm

    Gary, Jeff and Steven and family we are so sorry to learn about your Moms passing. We spent many years in the neighborhood and enjoyed her company and humor. Our deepest sympathies to all of you. God Bless

  7. Barbara Dirusso
    February 10th, 2023 | 10:54 pm

    Dear Gary, Jeff and Steven

    I so loved your Mom “ who didn’t”. She gave so much of herself and was kind to all. I always felt like part of the family and she always treated me that way. You and your children were her heart and soul and of course “Dad”. They are looking down and blessing all of you just as they did in Life. We will all miss her terribly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the extended family. Luv. Barbara “Gobbi” Dirusso

  8. Herbert &Mary Hooven and Family
    February 11th, 2023 | 3:18 am

    To the entire Whitman family and friends. Please accept our
    heartfelt condolences for your loss. Alice was kind, caring person and always willing to go the extra mile to help someone in need. May the good Lord guide you through these difficult days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace Alice.

  9. Betty Lou Byrne
    February 12th, 2023 | 7:39 pm

    I am truly sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very warm and affectionate lady. She always treated my family like family. You were lucky to have such a strong and loving mother. She loved her husband and kids and was a very proud grandmother. Alice always told me i’m staying in my own house and she prided herself in being independent. So sad when we lose our parents. I always felt like my mom and dad were taken to soon. Know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers every day. Long live the queen, your mother rocked!!!!!

  10. Judy Baum
    February 13th, 2023 | 4:05 pm

    Steve, Kim, Jaci, Erin, Keighan and the entire Whitman family, we are so sorry for your loss. We know Alice was deeply loved and she loved her family as only a mom can. We always enjoyed chatting with Alice at the various Whitman parties. She always had a smile on her face. May you rest in peace Alice surrounded by Donny’s loving arms. With our deepest sympathies, Judy, Jon, Chloe & Rylie Baum

  11. February 14th, 2023 | 9:52 am

    May you find yourself in the arms of your beloved husband

  12. February 15th, 2023 | 6:33 am

    Dear sweet Alice you and Donny were such sweet people, always remembered my name with a smile, I loved chatting with you at different Drum Corps shows, Bless you on your journey home with Donny,
    To all the Whitman Family know your mom was loved by all that got to know her.
    God Speed Alice xo love Diana xo BAC remember Love is Eternal

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