Alice T. West

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 14, 2008

POQUOSON—Alice T. West, 81, died Aug. 11, 2008.

A lifetime resident of Ford City, Pa., she had spent the past several years in Virginia at the homes of her sons.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Patsy; infant daughter, Rita; parents, John and Stella Quattrone; a sister, Lillian Schmaus; and son-in-law, Daniel Cousins.

Survivors include two brothers, Paul Quattrone of Tonawanda, N.Y., and Salvatore and Alda Quattrone of Rome, Italy; her children and their families: Patrick and Joyce West of Windsor; John and Mary West of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; Jim and Rose West of Poquoson and Mary Ann Cousins and Gary Lukehart of Ford City; five children were blessed to call her grandma: Allison Cousins, Jacki Kilgore and Danny Cousins; and Tyler and Madison West; and she was Great Grandma to Annalise, Lilian and Bella. She is also survived by several special nieces and nephews.

A devout Catholic, she was a member of Prince of Peace parish in Ford City, Pa.

Raising her family and the love of Jesus and the Blessed Mother were her greatest joys.

As her children became adults, she enjoyed a wide range of experiences with them from vacations and special restaurants to watching movies and the soaps together.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share words of comfort with the family.

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home Chapel, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.

Services and interment will be held in her native Ford City on today.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poquoson Rescue Squad, 830 Poquoson Ave., Poquoson, VA 23662.