SHALLOTTE, N.C. — Alice Jane Atkinson Ryan, 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 28, 2019, at the Autumn Care Nursing Home in Shallotte, NC.
She was born on October 14, 1937 in Utica, New York to the late Frank and Elsie Atkinson. Elsie died in 1942 when Alice was 5 years old. Frank married Laura Foster Atkinson in 1944 and began their family life together in Clinton, New York. Alice lived in Clinton until she moved to North Carolina several years ago. Alice worked at Alteri’s Restaurant in Clinton for many years where she had fond memories and friends. She was a life-time member of the VFW Post 9591 Ladies Auxiliary in Clinton, NY and a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Calabash, NC.
She is survived by her husband Raymond, Shallotte, NC; her children, David (Beth) Brown, Marcy, NY, Donna Berg, Clinton, NY, James (Rhonda) Brown, Clinton, NY and Robert Brown, Clinton, NY; stepchildren, Mary Jo Ryan, Shallotte, NC, Colleen Soden (Mark) Boston, MA and Raymond Joseph, Rochester, NY; her 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; as well as 2 brothers and a sister, William Atkinson (Joyce) Utica, New York, Peter (Janice) Atkinson, Boca Raton FL and Clinton, NY and Pam (Patrick) Conway, Clinton, NY; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Laura and Frank Atkinson; her sister Nancy Atkinson Pascoe; brother-in-law Fred Pascoe; and son-in-law Michael Berg.