Alice Musacchio, 92, loving and proud mother and grandmother, creative artist and decorator, and long-time legal secretary in the Nassau County court system, died peacefully Monday night at her home in West Hempstead, NY.
Alice was born in New York City on Nov. 5, 1928, the daughter of Karl Zoeller, a carpenter, and his wife Anna, both of whom emigrated from Germany two years earlier. She grew up in Maspeth, Queens, and lived most of her life on Long Island. Her husband, Louis Musacchio, died in 2006. She is survived by her three children, Steven Sakson, Christine Ambers, and Marianne Bosnack; and five grandchildren, Alicia and Clayton Ambers, and Joseph, Katherine, and Harry Bosnack.
Alice served the county courts for more than 20 years, working with two judges and the County Attorney, and retiring in 1992. She was an active parishioner at our Lady of Lourdes Church in Malverne, NY, singing soprano in the choir and serving as president of the Rosary Altar Society.
Her first love was being with her children and grandchildren, of whom she was supremely proud. She was also an avid oil painter, an accomplished cook, and meticulous decorator of her home, especially for holidays such as Christmas and Easter, but throughout the year.
Alice’s life was celebrated in a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes on Friday. Her final resting place is at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury, next to her husband, Lou.
Friends may wish to make donations to two of Alice’s favorite charities: The Brookville Center for Children’s Services in Brookville, NY, and Crossroads Community Services in New York City.
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