Sister Mary Alice Mannix, OP

Born: February 23, 1930 Profession of Vows: January 3,1950 Eternal Life: Mary 3, 2018
Born: February 23, 1930 Profession of Vows: January 3,1950 Eternal Life: May 3, 2018

Springfield Dominican Sister M. Alice Mannix died May 3, 2018, at Sacred Heart Convent. She was born in Little Falls, Minn., in1930 and named Margaret Ann. She made her profession of vows in 1950 at Sacred Heart Convent.

Sister M. Alice ministered as a middle school and junior and high school teacher for 37 years, primarily in Illinois and in Minnesota and Michigan. She was director of religious education at Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, Maryville, Ill., 1988-1998. For many years she ministered with persons with intellectual and physical disabilities at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Springfield; through membership in the National Apostolate for Inclusion Ministry; and with Victorious Missionaries, a ministry of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville.

Sister M. Alice was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather Ernest and Dorothy Corrigan Mannix, and her sister JoAnn Jarrio. She is survived by her Dominican Sisters, her nephew Kurt Jarrio, many cousins, and many dear friends.

Prayer Service: 4:00 p.m. with visitation until 6:15 p.m., Monday, May 7, Aquinas Center, Sacred Heart Convent, 1237 W. Monroe St. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m. convent chapel. Morning prayer and final commendation: 10:30 a.m., convent chapel, Tuesday, May 8, Father Peter Witchousky, OP; celebrant. Burial follows, Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL. 62704.

The Dominican Sisters and family of Sister M. Alice are being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.

5 thoughts on “Sister Mary Alice Mannix, OP”

  1. Marylin McDevitt

    Thanks to Sr. Mary Alice for being a part of the Associate Team when I became an Associate 20 years ago. We met at Holy Family Parish convent in Granite City for about a year. She came down from Springfield as often as she could to be a sponsor for all of us who joined at that time. We always enjoyed her company – and the pizza, etc. from her friends at Alfonso’s. I will never forget her kind and caring spirit. Peace….

  2. Thank you for ALWAYS lending an ear. You were a hard teacher. My mom always said, The hard teachers you never forget!” RIP Xoxo

  3. Judith (Lowry) Steele

    GOD has called you home, sweet, friend to students of OLQP, Bethalto, IL. We, Moms, of those students know how much you loved them. You always asked us to pray for you. We did indeed. You will always be in our heart. We would say for you to R.I.P. dear Sister, but we know you will be right back at helping others again. I know you will for some little, brown-eyed little girl, now adult, if HE assigns you. Peace Be With Your Family. Thank you and we love you.

  4. I had the pleasure of working with Sister Mary Alice as a member of the National Apostolate for Inclusion Ministry. She was a determined advocate for our brothers and sisters with developmental disabilities, traveling by car to meetings all over the country . She was an inspiration to all of us on the board. We will miss her.

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