Alice (Mehegan) Visgilio, 84, of Westerly, RI, formerly of East Hartford, CT passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband and children on February 10, 2021.
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Born in Hartford, CT, daughter of Nicholas and M. Cecelia Mehegan, Alice was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph Academy and St. Joseph College both in West Hartford, CT. She met her husband Joseph on the beach in Misquamicut, RI where they later spent summers with their family and ultimately retired. Alice lived her life devoted to the catholic faith and in her later years, she was a faithful member of St. Clare’s Catholic Church in Westerly, RI serving as a Eucharistic Minister and Chair of the Hospitality Ministry.
To Alice, family was everything and everyone she met was family. She created a home where all were welcome and your favorite meal was always cooking on the stove. To many she was known as Alice, Mrs. V, or Aunt Alice, but to her favorite people she was Allie, Mom, or Mimi. But no matter what you called her, her infectious laugh, warm hugs, and selflessness will be missed. She inspires us to live by her example – cherish your family, live faithfully and LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind. Alice leaves behind her loving husband Joseph to whom she was married for 62 years and her five children and their families: Peter (Ann) of West Hartford, CT: Robbie (Laura Kisatsky) of Cornwall, CT; Meg Strickland (Ken) of Glastonbury, CT; John (Wendy) of Old Lyme, CT; and Tim (Paula) of Madison, CT. She also leaves 13 grandchildren: Paul (Jenai), Molly, Matt, Tyler, Rachel, Hannah, Abby, Brenna, Will, John Michael, Evan, Jack and Kate, and many nieces and nephews. These are Alice’s seashells. Alice was predeceased by her infant son Michael and her two sisters: Sr. Joanne Mehegan and Denise Fleming.
Alice’s family would like to thank the ICU staff of Westerly Hospital and for the prayers of family and friends around the world. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Alice’s memory to: St. Clare’s Church, 62 Crandall Ave., Westerly, RI 02891or High Watch Recovery Center, Attn: Donations, POBox 607, Kent, CT 06757 that saved her son’s life.
Due to Covid restrictions, Mass of Christian Burial will be private. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com