Alice Marie Guiney, formerly of Brookline and Falmouth, MA passed away at the Armenian Nursing Rehabilitation Center in Jamaica Plain on September 27, 2020, after a long battle with frontotemporal degeneration. Cherished daughter of the late John F. and Alice M. (Egan) Guiney, Alice was born in Cambridge, MA on January 10, 1955, grew up in Canton, attended Canton public schools, and graduated high school from Fontbonne Academy in Milton, Ma (Class of ’72). After attending UMass Amherst, Alice studied at Katherine Gibbs College, and finished her undergraduate degree at UMass Boston in 1980. In 1984, she earned her MBA from Babson College.
Friends and family will remember Alice as a loyal Red Sox fan, a news and political “junkie”, a lover of Falmouth summers and Caribbean beaches, a BSO concertgoer, a world traveler, and devoted pet parent to her yellow Lab, Jackie. Professionally, Alice held numerous positions in real estate finance, most recently as a Vice President at Bank of Boston / Fleet / Bank of America, where she led the development efforts for the TPC Boston golf course in Mansfield, working with Arnold Palmer and his design team. She was also active in New England Women in Real Estate, or NEWiRE (now CREW Boston) and served as president of the Boston branch of BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association), a trade association for commercial real estate professionals.
Many were the recipients of Alice’s generosity and kindness, but none so much as the children in her life, entertaining them (and their parents) at her beach home in Falmouth, MA. She proudly served as godmother to Kerri Galvin, “Auntie” to Michael Airosus and Alexander and Vanessa Lee, and close family friend to Katelyn and Jennifer Saner,
In 2007, Alice was diagnosed with frontotemporal degeneration and her friends formed “Team Alice” to help with her care. During her illness, Alice was aided by wonderful caregivers including Shelagh Collins, Tricia Delhorey, Suzanne Klaus, Debbie Leblanc, Kate Pulnik, Cathy Slade, and the late Terri Vardensky, as well as the staff at the Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center who cared for Alice for so many years.
Alice will be very much missed by her dear friends including Alane Sola Airosus and Diana Yee, both of Acton, Carl Iovanni of Boston, and Emily Levy, Laura Montgomery, and Sandra and Paul Saner, all of Brookline. She is survived by her cousin, Neil Guiney of New Jersey, and his family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (theaftd.org), The Jimmy Fund (jimmyfund.org), or the charity of your choice. Due to Covid-19, the funeral services will be private. A memorial service will be held at a later date to celebrate Alice’s life.
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