Alice Viola (Allien) Wheeler, age 87, beloved wife of the late Irvin "Gil" Wheeler, Jr., died on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at her residence in Sumter, South Carolina.
She was born in Providence, RI, the daughter of the late Lois R. and Alice (Lapan) Allien. She worked as a secretary for the Rhode Island Hospital, Providence Journal and Pawtuxet Village Nursing Home. Her family was her whole life and she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Surviving are: one son, Irvin L. "Guy" Wheeler III and his wife, Pamela of Sumter, SC; one daughter, Susan D. Cunningham and her husband, Bruce of Fairbanks, Alaska; one brother, Louis R. Allien, Jr. of Florida; six grandchildren, Jeff, Kerri, Kevin, Marjorie, Tyler and Heather; and six great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11:00 am at St. Jude Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Donovan, C.Ss.R officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Bullock Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Warwick Firefighters Association, 750 Warwick Ave, Warwick, RI 02888.
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The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.