Alice Mary Kelleher, 85, of Grand Rapids, passed on to her heavenly reward on January 24, 2021. Alice was born to John and Ida (Jaques) Breen on February 24, 1935 in Newport, Rhode Island. She married the love of her life, Thomas A. Kelleher, Jr. (Commander, US Navy), on September 28, 1957 and had four children: Kevin Kelleher, Katee (Randy) Thurman, Jackie (Vince) Wheeler, and Nancy (Brendan) McCarthy. She is preceded in death by her parents, her devoted husband, Tom (1976), and her brother, John ‘Buzzy’ Breen. Alice is survived by twelve adoring grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Alice enjoyed travelling, was a prolific painter, and loved skiing, tennis and golf. She treasured every moment spent with family and friends.
Alice had a love for life and a contagious positivity that impacted every person she met. Her profound kindness to others and her genuine happiness are a testament to a life well lived. She has now seen the face of God, had all of her questions answered, and been joyfully reunited with her loving husband. Her death is greatly mourned, but not nearly as much as her life is celebrated. May she rest peacefully in the presence of her Savior.
Family will greet visitors 10:00 am Friday, January 29, 2021 at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 750 Gladstone Dr SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506 with Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Rev. Scott Nolan presiding. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Memorials may be made to Right to Life of Michigan (rtl.org)