Alice Dorothy Smilanich (Mother Arnolpha )

Sister Alice Dorothy Smilanich (Mother Arnulpha)
Sister Alice Dorothy Smilanich affectionately known as Mother Arnulpha, former Mother Superior and Principal of Saint Teresa's Convent, Monrovia, Liberia, passed in her 95th year on August 22, 2007 in North Smithfield, RI.

On April 21, 1944, Mother Arnulpha arrived in Monrovia, Liberia from the United States and began as a teacher for the seventh and eighth graders at STC the very next day. Shortly thereafter, she was told to take charge of the school and her forty-six year stint is legendary not only in Saint Theresa's but throughout Liberia her adopted land which she so loved.

Funeral Arrangements:
August 26, 2007 Wake 1:30PM and 7:00PM
August 27, 2007 Repose 11:00AM

All services will be held at:
399 Fruit Hill Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911

Please refer to mapquest for traveling directions

T. S. Green is the nearest airport

In lieu of flowers we suggest that the students, faculty and friends of STC honor the memory of Mother by sending a gift for the planting of a tree at Fruit Hill. All donations should be made to:
The Franciscan Missionary of Mary
C/O Sister Joyce Gardella
Ein Karim Community
318 Mendon Road
North Smithfield, RI 02896


Kolu K. Baysah - 718-796-9612/212-660-1307
Sister Joyce - 401-766-8242

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