Alice DuBrink

(Dec 19, 1919 to Sep 10, 2012)

Where there’s a will there’s a way. From early childhood Alice wanted to be a nurse. Refusing to take no for an answer, she forged her father’s name on Cooper Hospital School of Nursing admissions paperwork and headed for the shore to earn enough money for tuition. Patients knew her caring touch as an R.N. at Cooper and Underwood Hospitals and later Gloucester County Visiting Nurses Assoc. and the Health Dept. But she was also the nursing hotline for family and neighbors, doling out advise with bumps, bruises and colds. She reminded her daughters to remember their manners when they left the house, especially on dates, and her chores list taught them how to care for home and family. She sewed everything from dresses to bed spreads to car covers for her Volkswagen. Somehow she found time to raise, can and freeze her garden vegetables. Even on hospice she kept tabs on her Phillies.rnrnShe was the wife of the late George and is survived be her daughters, Charlotte Netherby (Richard) of Wake Forest, NC, Kristine Klotz (Rick) of Huntingdon PA, and Barbara Banff (Tim) of Mullica Hill,; a sister, Anna May Snyder; sister in law, Betty Mollet; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.rnrnCome celebrate 92 caring years Friday 6-8 p.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro and Saturday from 10 a.m. at Holy Nativity Church, 3 Lenape Trail, Wenonah 08090 where there will be a service at 10:30 a.m. Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. Donations to Holy Nativity Church or Friend’s Village, One Friend’s Drive, Woodstown, 08098 or Caring Hospice, 133 Q Gaither Drive, Mt. Laurel 08054 will be appreciated. Tell a great story about Alice at lifecelebrationstudio.comrnrn

2 thoughts on “Alice DuBrink

  1. Rita DiVenti

    This was one bright, talented and beautiful lady who lead a full, successful and meaningful life – She was an inspiration,a women ahead of her time. It was a privledge knowing Alice.

  2. Caryl Carthew

    I know all who were priviledged to know Alice marveled at all she did for her family, friends and her church. Her family at Holy Nativity will greatly miss seeing her in church each week. Blessings to her family at this sad time.

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