Alice M. (Lawrence) Rufino

January 18, 2019


-Alice M. (Lawrence) Rufino, 81, of New Bedford, passed away Friday, January 18, 2019, at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford after a brief period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Manuel Rufino.

Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Allen L. and Hazel (Pierce) Lawrence, she was a lifelong resident of the city and member of the First Baptist Church.

Alice was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School and St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing. She was a LPN at various area facilities until her retirement from the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home. After her retirement she worked in the Jewelry Department at Kohl's Department Store.

She is survived by two sons, Mathew Rufino and his wife Maureen and Christian Rufino and his fiancé Chandra all of New Bedford; a daughter, Patricia Bourgeois and her husband Rene of Mesa, AZ; three grandchildren, Alyson, Lance and Chloe and the late Mathew; a brother, David Lawrence of Louisiana; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Rufino was the mother of the late Bruce Cathcart.

Calling hours are Thursday from 5-8pm in the Donaghy-Hathaway Funeral Home, 465 County St., New Bedford.

Her funeral service will be held Friday, January 25, 2019, at 10am, in the funeral home followed by interment in Rural Cemetery, New Bedford

Calling Hours

JAN 24. 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)

Donaghy-Hathaway Funeral Home
465 County Street
New Bedford, MA, 02740

Funeral Service

JAN 25. 10:00 AM (EST)

Donaghy-Hathaway Funeral Home
465 County Street
New Bedford, MA, 02740

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