Alice Fraser Sarno, age 92, died Wednesday May 30th at her home in Revere. She was the wife of the late Peter Sarno with whom she shared of 62 years of marriage.
Alice and her husband enjoyed traveling to over 60 countries. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Hallet Fraser and Henrietta Flinkfelt. Alice, a Registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), was a Red Cross nursing assistant volunteer at several hospitals throughout the course of World War II and its aftermath; as well as a USO volunteer and organizer. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, she was employed as a hostess at Storyville, Blinstrub's, and other famed Boston area Jazz and Big Band nightclubs. She was the former manager of the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary (MEEI) Emergency Department and the former Director of that hospital’s Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology (ENT) Outpatient Services Department. Alice continued to work part time until she was 86 years old.
Despite the fact that she would have turned 93 in a couple of months Alice never looked her age. She was young at heart and in spirit. Her gorgeous smile, big blue eyes, and quiet sincerity connected her with people of all ages, from all parts of the globe, and friends quickly became family members. She was loved and cherished as a humble, intelligent, tenacious, supportive, thoughtful, generous and kindhearted person.
Alice leaves four children Laura L. Proctor and her husband Eric of AZ, Peter H. Sarno and his wife Nanette of Georgetown Paul T. Sarno of Revere and Linda M. Sarno and her partner Michael E. Ciarlone (dessert buddy), two grandchildren; Jessica and Matthew, five great grandchildren; Peter Joseph, Madeline Sophia, Emerson Rose, Faith Joy, and Delaney and one grand dog, Bogie. She was the sister of the late Hallet Fraser, Louise Page, Robert Fraser and Leslie Fraser She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Alice is survived by her sister-in-law Agnes Sarno of Saugus and late brother in laws and sister in laws Marcia , Anthony, Salvy, and Dorothy
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Bridge Over Troubled Waters, 47 West St., Boston, MA 02111 or to the charity of your choice.
Relatives & friends are invited to attend an hour of visitation will be held in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS, on Sunday 11 a.m. to noon. Followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at noon.
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