Alice
Du Ross, Alice M., passed away on Friday, June 2, 2006. Born on September 17, 1914 in Hollywood, CA. Pre-deceased by her beloved husband, Joseph C. Du Ross in 1991 and her son Jim in 2000. Survived by her daughter, Sr. Kathleen Ann, CSJ, of Los Angeles, and sons Niel (Eileen) of Medfield, MA, Joe (Dolores) of Torrance, CA, Dan (Jocelyne) of Rolling Hills Estates, CA, Tom (Kass) of Plano, Texas, and Paul (Eileen) of Newbury Park, CA.; fifteen grand-children and fourteen great grand-children; brother, Raymond De Mott of Newport Beach, CA, and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet, 11999 Chalon Rd., L.A., CA, 90049. The Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, June 7, 2006, 7:30 P.M. at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 5550 Thornburn St., L.A., CA, 90045 with Commital Thursday, June 8, 2006, 11:00 A.M. at Calvary Cemetery in East Los Angeles.

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  1. Dan, Just wanted to pass along my condelences on the passing of your mother and let you know that you and your family are in my prayers today.

  2. Dear DuRoss Family: My condolences on the passing of your mother. I have many fond memories of your mom and her ready smile. She was the first mom I knew afer my own and she was a good one. I recall many good times on Dublin Avenue and 9th Street in Manhattan Beach. Your mom made all feel welcome. How was it that those small houses never seemed crowded even with 10 or 12 people in them? I think your mom had something to do with that. She will be missed. I’ll remember the DuRoss Family in my prayers.

  3. On behalf of the Wednesday nite Bible group meeting at Joe and Dolores’ home, we express our love and sympathy as well as prayers for the entire DuRoss family. May God comfort and keep you. We rejoice with the long life of your mother and her love for others.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with the DuRoss family – I will always remember her great sweet smile at family get togethers, she always had a nice compliment for everyone, and what a dresser she was,always dressed for the occassion, we will miss her ! Love Mary

  5. Dear DuRoss Family All, Clare and Alice are now celebrating with Joe and Lew and watching us from their place in God’s living room! What a beautiful soul she is! The chocolate chip cookies will be the “food of angels”. I wonder if Gramma Du Ross is sitting on the swing watching Jim play basketball? Grand thought! Peace be with you all. Bob Jabro

  6. Dear Neil, Sister Kathleen, Jo-Jo, Danny, Tommy and Paul, Your family was blessed to have had such a loving, sweet mother. I last saw her in 1995. She chided me for addressing her as “Mrs DuRoss” and insisted I call her “Alice. ” I had so much respect for her that “Alice” just didn’t seem right. She was the epitome of the “old school” wife and mother. She never learned to drive a car! I remember back to the 1950’s and the aroma of your mother’s and Grandma’s biscuits wafting down Dublin Avenue. I recall standing in front of your house and calling out, “Danny.” I was terrified of the gentle teasing I’d get from Neil, Jimmy and Jo-Jo but your mother was always so kind. I can still see Mr DuRoss puttering in his garage and hear his distinctive chuckle. How many times did the McGowans descend upon your beach house like a swarm of locusts? Your mother was always the gracious host. How did your family survive living in that bungalow beach house! Ten people and one bathroom! Kathleen should be, at least, beatified, if not sainted for surviving as the sole girl in a brood of seven . One thing for certain, your Mother wouldn’t tolerate any complaining. She had a gentle wit and loved to laugh. If memory serves, Tommy inheirted her sardonic wit. May God Bless your mother’s soul. Respectfully. Joe McGowan P.S. While rummaging through some old papers I came upon some old photos, circa 1955, of early gang members terrorizing Dublin Ave. Send me an address. You’ll get a laugh out of these pics of Danny, Jo-Jo Jerry Prietto and Richard Barcelona

  7. Dear Sister Kathleen, Neil, Joe, Dan, Tom, and Paul, You and your families are in my prayers during time grief at the loss of your dear mother, Alice, RIP. She and your father, Joe, RIP, were wonderful examples of an era that no longer exist. Their values are what all of us need so desperately to find happiness. May their values of family loyalty, discipline, self-sacrificing love, and reverence for each other be always part of your lives, the grandchildren and the great grandchildren. The resurrected presences of Alice and Joe can be a healing and guiding force in your lives. We all blessed by their lives. They now are rejoicing with your brother Jim, your grandparents and all your deceased relatives. God bless

  8. Paul, I always enjoyed seeing your Mom’s smiling face at your Christmas Eve gathering. She was a wonderful, sweet woman who will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Tom – I am sorry to learn of the passing of your Mom. She is such a sweet soul. May your love for and faith in Jesus Christ comfort you now and always. Our faith in Christ will one day reunite us all. Praying for your family. Your friend – Patti Jo

  10. Dear Du Ross Family, We have so many wonderful memories of family times at the beach house as well as the Los Angeles residence and the your mother’s warm welcoming smile. She always had a sincere interest in what was going on with us. She laughed at our antics and youthful ventures. She had a gift of hospitality. She will be remembered in our hearts. We send our deepest sympathy to the entire Du Ross family. We pray God’s love and comfort to each one of you. With love, Dave and JoBeth

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