aliciahartley
Alicia Lenore Hartley aged 70 of Torrance, CA passed away peacefully at her home on March 25, 2012. Alicia was born in 1942 in Queens, New York to Beatrice and John Campbell. Alicia attended St. Mary's High School in Greenwich, CT and graduated with a BA in Social Work from Marymount College in Manhattan, New York. Shortly following graduation, Alicia married Gerard Vincent Hartley. Alicia and Jerry spent nearly 20 years residing in Upstate NY and the past 25 years living in Southern California. Alicia is survived by her sisters, Marianne, Beatrice and Ellen and her brother, John. Alicia is also survived by her husband, Gerard Vincent and three children, Keith, Ryan and Mara. Alicia was the proud grandmother to seven grandchildren who have been the joy of her life in recent years. Alicia will be remembered as an amazing woman; loving mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, co-worker, chef and a beautiful soul. Alicia will be dearly missed by all. Visitation for family and friends will take place at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, California 90503 on Friday March 30 from 11 am to 3 pm. A mass will be held in Alicia's honor at St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church on Saturday, March 31 at 11 am, 1900 South Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the American Cancer Society on behalf of Alicia Lenore Hartley. www.cancer.org.

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  1. My love and prayers are with you all. May you find comfort in all the amazing memories over the years. Alicia will always have a special place in my heart Love, Anne & Dave Moselle

  2. My Dearest Aunt Alicia is always in my heart. She was one of the most important people in my life! I’ll always treasure her – and remember her delightful twinkle and ability to bring laughter into this chaotic world.

  3. To Alicia’s family & friends, I feel honored and blessed to have known her for what now seems such a short period of time. But during that time, she became one of my closest friends, helping me through difficult times with her laughter and precise ways of finding the truth of the moment! We shared many meals and wonderful stories. She knew that she filled a place in my life when I lost my mother years earlier. Our circle of friends has become one lighter here on earth but I know she watches over us now and forever. God now shares the glory of his world and has restored her to her best self! My prayers include each of you at this time as we learn to live with this change.

  4. Such a lovely lady! My prayers to all the family & friends. Memories of the very few times I was privileged to be around her bring a smile to my face. She truly had a gift for making people feel comfortable and welcome. I am sure her soul will continue to do that in her new home.

  5. My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You; And my soul, which You have redeemed. Psalm 71:23 My condolences to all the family, may the Lord strengthen you and fill you with peace.

  6. We are so sorry for your loss. I know that you have many memories and great stories to share with another to help you get through these difficult times. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  7. What a wonderful lady Alicia was. We so remember her infectious laugh and warm smile. She always made us feel welcomed into her home. We hope you find peace in knowing she is at rest with her Lord and Savior. You are in our prayers. Much love.

  8. Thinking of you at this sad time. Sending hugs and kisses your way, we just wish we could be there with you all xxxxx

  9. It was such fun to know Alicia! She was a college student at Marymount, NY when Ellen and I were in high school. The family lived in CT. She had an impish sense of humor and could get anyone to laugh. She would gently chide her younger sister, Ellen, about the pop music we were all listening to at that time. She would deliberately mangle the lyrics into funny words that didn’t make any sense. Anything to get a rise out of someone… One time Alicia drove Ellen and me somewhere, perhaps to Long Island, to visit relatives. Driving along the Saw Mill River Parkway, she would slow down for the occasional rubber hose across the road, claiming it was radar! Only years later did we all learn they were traffic counters! During the visit to the Long Island relatives, the next door neighbor dropped by. Their dog had just had puppies!! And would anyone like a nice puppy? Without missing a beat, Alicia turned to me and said, “You would, wouldn’t you, Marion?” And like a fool, I said yes. We drove that cute little black ball of fur back to CT. What a surprise for my family! When my mother asked what kind of dog this cute little puppy would grow up to be, I answered ‘Labrador Retriever’, not knowing just how big those dogs grew to be. My mother nearly fainted. But my brothers and sisters were happy as could be with the new addition, who, indeed grew up to be a large Labrador with a really sweet disposition. The dog became part of our family. And I was always grateful to Alicia for nudging me into taking a chance on a cute little black puppy. The last time I saw Alicia was at the “Del” in Coronado. Bea, Ellen, and Alicia drove down to have lunch with me and my Mom on the terrace overlooking the ocean. It was fun seeing the Campbell sisters together, watching them interact, and having lots of laughs, as only a close-knit family can do.

  10. Dear Jerry, My deepest condolances to you and the family. Alicia was a wonderful person and I know how deeply she will be missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Jan

  11. I have always considered Alicia one of my cloest and dearest friends from high school in CT. We went everywhere together with Eunice and I will treasure the good times and memories that we made together. With my deepest sympathy, Georgiann

  12. Dearest family & friends, While it’s hard to think of “our Alicia” as “gone”… Let us remind ourselves that she is no longer suffering and is with us in spirit. I wish everyone peace, happiness, and good health in years to come! My love to all- Elizabeth

  13. Oh, I remember you so well. And so sorry you are gone. Am even more sorry we didn’t know each other past our senior year. Rick Sommer

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