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Alice Frucci

July 17, 1926 ~ October 21, 2021 (age 95)

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Alice Charlotte Frucci, age 95 years of Niles, Michigan, mother, grandmother, sister, faithful Lutheran, cook, and baker died peacefully at 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2021 with her son at her bedside at StoryPoint Senior Living in Granger, Indiana following a long and blessed life.

She was born on July 17, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois to John V. and Sophie (Gundel) Ruggio.  She was graduated from Hartford (Michigan) High School, and has lived in Niles since 1961.  She was a devoted housewife, homemaker, and mother, keeping a very neat and tidy house, and completing daily cooking and weekly laundry until her 95th birthday.

Alice was a member of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Niles.  She enjoyed flowers, and her husband kept their home decorated with fresh-cut flowers from the carefully maintained flower beds in their yard.  She was a great cook, being able to present a wide variety of dishes, and was an accomplished baker, specializing in birthday cakes and all of the Christmas cookies.  Her greatest joy was providing a home, food, and clothing for her family.  She also enjoyed spending time with them, including attending cars shows throughout the area where “the boys” showed their 1976 Buick Regal in beautiful Potomac Blue.

On December 18, 1954 in Hartford she married Anthony “Tony” Frucci with whom she celebrated the remarkable Fifty-first anniversary of their wedding prior to his death on December 3, 2006.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, and by her sisters, Florence Cornell and Marion Learned.

Surviving family includes her children, Kimberly (& Mark Sheehan) King of Carrollton, Texas and Randall Frucci of Granger, Indiana; grandchildren Lauren King and Brennon King; Alice’s brother John Ruggio of Hartford; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service for Alice Frucci will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home, 615 East Main Street in Niles with the Rev. Joseph Liss of Saint Paul’s officiating.  Interment will follow at Mission Hills.  The services will be available livestreamed on the Halbritter-Wickens Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/halbritterwickensfuneralservices/.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Contributions in memory of Alice may be made to Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1340 Sycamore Street, Niles, Michigan, 49120, https://www.stpaulsniles.org/.  Online condolences may be left at:

www.halbritterwickens.com

Alice loved all of the daily parts of life – sunrises, fresh flowers, kitchen fragrances – and loved the people in her life every day.  She saw all of this as blessings and often testified to “Appreciating God’s graces every day.”

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Alice Frucci, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Tuesday
October 26, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home
615 E. Main St.
Niles, MI 49120

Livestreamed Funeral Service
Tuesday
October 26, 2021

10:45 AM
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Funeral Service
Tuesday
October 26, 2021

11:00 AM
Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home
615 E. Main St.
Niles, MI 49120

Committal
Tuesday
October 26, 2021

12:05 PM
Mission Hills Memorial Gardens
61453 M-51
Niles, MI 49120

Donations

Saint Paul's Lutheran Church
1340 Sycamore Street, Niles MI 49120
Web: http://stpaulslutheranniles.360unite.com

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