Alice M. (Foley) (Tavano)'s Story
Alice passed away peacefully July 14, 2017, at Hathorne Hill in Danvers with her children by her side.
Born in Salem, she was the only child of Joseph J. and Alice M. (Cronin) Foley. Alice graduated from Peabody High School in 1940. She then attended Salem Vocational School.
Alice worked for the rationing board in Salem during WWII. After the war she went to work for the Veterans Administration in Boston, where she met her first husband, Felix Tavano. They were married June 1946 until his passing July 14, 1948. She then returned to work at the VA.
Alice met her second husband, Joe Hourihan, commuting home from Boston on the B&M. They square danced many years with the Riverside Squares in Danvers. They enjoyed 46 years of marriage prior to Joe’s passing in 2000.
She leaves her daughter, Rose Tavano of Swampscott; her son, Joe Hourihan and his partner, Bettie Waters Jervah of Peabody.
We want to thank all the nurses and CNA’S from Hathorne Hill for the wonderful care they gave our mother. We also want the give special thanks to the people from Compassus Hospice who cared for our mother at the end of her life.
Donations in Alice’s memory may be made to the Peabody Council on Aging or Compassus Hospice in North Andover.
A private family funeral service was held with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Salem. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for online obituary and to leave a condolence message.
Published on  July 18, 2017