Alice Dorothy Taves

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Alice Dorothy Taves of Portsmouth, Virginia died and went to heaven on October 2, 2016. She was born Alice Joseph on July 23, 1922 to William and Martha Joseph, the proprietors of Joseph's Store in Island Pond, VT for many years. After marrying Alfred Carl Taves in 1948 at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, CA, she traveled across the United States as she supported her husband's 33 year career in the United States Marine Corps that spanned 3 wars. Alice was married for 35 years and is predeceased by her devoted husband, Al, who died in 1983. She was the loving mother of 5 children: Alfred Carl Taves, Jr. (Donna) of Havelock, NC, J Patrick Taves (Peggy) of Fairfax, VA, Jenny Rose Greco of Norfolk, VA, Kurt William Taves (Ann Beth) of Suffolk, VA and Kathy Taves Reene (Mark) of Frankenmuth, MI. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 4 siblings (Isabelle DiPaolo, Raymond Joseph, Rose Marie Belisle & Joan Franklin) and many wonderful friends. Alice was an avid Washington Redskins fan for over 60 years, wore Redskins gear every day for the last 30 years and attended games into her nineties. She loved her Catholic faith, her military family and very hot coffee. She worked for many years at Portsmouth Catholic schools and as a volunteer at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Alice was a lifetime member of the Portsmouth Area Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (PACMOAA). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 8601 Wolf Trap Road, Vienna, VA, on Tuesday, October 25 at 10:30am, with a reception to follow. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will be at a later date. Online condolences and fond memories of Alice may be offered at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Portsmouth Catholic Schools (2301 Oregon Ave., Portsmouth, VA 23701) or the Alzheimers Foundation of America (1-866-232-8484 or

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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