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Brother Richard Leo McAlice dies at 85

ALBANY — Brother Richard Leo McAlice F.S.C., 85, died peacefully at De La Salle Hall in Lincroft, N.J., following a brief time in hospice care. Born in Pawtucket, R.I., to Leo Francis McAlice and Edith Nichols. Richard attended Sacred Heart Elementary School and St. Raphael Academy in Pawtucket. After graduating, he decided to answer the call to religious life and entered the order of the De La Salle Christian Brothers at Barrytown, N.Y. in June of 1950, taking the name Brother Richard Leo. He then attended De La Salle College, Washington, D. C. from 1951-1954 and Manhattan College, N.Y. from 1954-1956, graduating with a BS in Social Science. His call to serve the marginalized and poor is best epitomized by his work at Incarnation School in Manhattan, followed by 25 years teaching and working at Lincoln Hall from 1956 to 1981. He then brought his gifts and talents to La Salle School in Albany where he continued to inspire many for the next 37 years. He has worked most well and tirelessly on behalf of the “Children confided to our care” according to the Rule of the Brothers throughout his life. His warm smile and strong commitment encouraged many staff and students. His family, Nascar (especially Tony Stewart) and the Yankees were special to him.
He is predeceased by his brothers, Henry and Charles; and his sister, Frances. He leaves his brothers, Leo and twin brother Arthur; and his sister Edith all the joy possible of having lived life to the fullest. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Br. Richard Leo’s family and confrere’s Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 4 to 7 p.m. in McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany,. Funeral services Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at 8:45 a.m. from McVeigh Funeral Home, Albany, thence to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany at 9:30 a.m. where his funeral Mass will be concelebrated. The Rite of Committal will be held in the De La Salle Christian Brothers lot in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, immediately following the funeral Mass. Afterwards, at approximately 12:30, a light lunch will be served at LaSalle School’s George E. Hanner Center for Excellence and Lasallian Mission located at 391 Western Avenue, Albany NY 12203.
To leave a message for the family, light a candle, obtain directions or view other helpful services please visit Those wishing to remember our beloved Brother Richard Leo McAlice may send a contribution to The LaSalle School Foundation, 391 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203.
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LaSalle School is a leader in programs and services for youth and families in crisis offering a variety of programs designed to meet their needs including specialized residential placement, day service education, and alternative to detention services. The Counseling Center at LaSalle is an OMH and OASAS licensed outpatient behavioral health clinic located at LaSalle School, and currently implementing ACE treatment practices with youth and families. LaSalle is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), and affiliated with the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA), and the national Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. LaSalle is a member of The New York State Coalition of 853 Schools.
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