Alice Rita Pollinger of Lowell, MA

1927 - 2024

Visitation

January 17, 2024
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dolan Funeral Home

Funeral

January 18, 2024
10:00 a.m.
St. Joseph Cemetery Chapel

Alice Rita Pollinger, 96, of Lowell, MA died Friday, January 12, 2024 at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Tewksbury, MA, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Elizabeth (Leonard) Gath.

She attended Tewksbury Public Schools, Tewksbury, MA.

Alice retired from BASF of Billerica, MA and in her early years worked in the textile mills of Lowell.

She was a communicant of St. Williams Church.

Among the things she enjoyed most was playing cards, Bingo, dancing, horseshoes, and yard sales.

She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Kealy of Pepperell, MA, Patricia and Edward Witkum of Westford, MA, Gail Theriault of Milford, NH, Alice and Clifford Westland of Chelmsford, MA and Debra Pollinger and Michelle Bessette of Lowell, MA. Her sons, Robert and Constance Pollinger of Fremont, NH, R. Peter and Deborah Pollinger of Fremont, NH; and Charles Pollinger and partner Tony Neto of Manchester, NH; 22 grandchildren, many great and great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was the mother of the late Donald Pollinger, sister of the late; Leonard Gath, William “Happy” Gath, Charles Gath, Frederick Gath, Harold Gath, Russell Gath, and Mary (Gath) McCarthy, mother-in law of the late Joseph Kealy and Robert Theriault, grandmother of Randal Witkum, and great-grandmother of Christopher Pollinger.

20 Condolences for Alice Rita Pollinger of Lowell, MA

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    Brenda-Bill Joyce

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    The family Matriarch, who will be greatly missed. Her legacy will live through the years and the generations she has left. You are so very loved, Auntie Alice
    Love Brenda & Bill

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    Michelle M Bessette

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    My mother-in-law. She loved me like one of her own from the very beginning. No questions asked until it was time for the wedding. She had one…. who’s going to be the bride? ?? Then we all got in the car and went to our softball game where everyone congratulated us and her. I loved her beyond words and I am going to miss her dearly.

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      Justin Strong

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      My condolences to Mum and the family. Sorry for your loss guys?

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        Mark Pollinger

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        Thank you

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    Mel. Cutter

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    She was loved by all.so many good memories,may God be with you all at this time.

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    Cheryl Lauziere

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    Thoughts and prayers to Alice’s entire family! May you all find comfort in all the wonderful memories you’ve shared with her. A true matriarch! Rest in sweet peace!

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    Martha Flood

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    please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your mother …my thoughts and prayers are with all who knew and loved Mrs.Pollinger ..RIP..

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    Carolyn Demers

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    I am so sorry ladies for your loss may your mom rest in peace

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    Rosemary Cutter

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    Alice was like a mother to me. Sandy and Pat, I’ll never for get all the fun we had together at your house with your mom. Blessings on all of you….especially during this time!

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    Virginia Lailer

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    We are so sorry Alice for your loss. Bob and I send our love and prayers to you and your entire family. Love you my friend.

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    Brenda Lannan

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    We are so sorry for your loss, Alice. Rich and I are sending our thoughts your way.

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    Brenda Lannan

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    We are so sorry for your loss. Rich and I are keeping you all in our thoughts.

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    Mary Jo Cahill

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    My deepest condolences to family. So sorry for your loss.

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    Julie Abrahamson

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    Alice and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May your dear Mom Rest In Peace. Sending love and hugs.
    Bob and Julie

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    Nancy Graham

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    My heart goes out to the entire family. Alice was a wonderful women. I always enjoyed talking to her during our UML baseball years.

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    Tricia Kilmartin

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    Please accept our condolences on the loss of your Mom. My aunt Brenda cherished her dearly. We are forever grateful for how good all of you were to our aunt, treating her like family and looking out for her. May your Mom rest in peace, may you all realize how wonderful you were to your Mom. She will be missed. Take good care.

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      Debbie Pollinger

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      Thank you Tricia. They were lucky to have eachother @ D’youville. May you Dad rest in peace also.

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    Judith Bessette

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    My condolences to Debbie, Michelle and all of Alice’s children and extended family. Judith Bessette

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    Michelle (Connors) Pierce

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    You were one of a kind. Loving, Caring, Funny. Always made us all Smile no matter what was going on. You will be Greatly Missed. May you Rest in Sweetest Eternal Peace. I Love you Auntie Alice

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    William Baldwin

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    Pat and Eddie,
    Sorry for your loss of your mother and mother-in-law may she rest in peace.

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