Alice Gonsalves

June 16, 2022

Alice A. Gonsalves, 87, of Damiansville, died Saturday, June 11, 2022 at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese. She was born July 12, 1934 in Damiansville, daughter of Edward and Marie Eilering, nee Rickhoff. She married Thomas E. “Tom” Gonsalves June 1, 1954 in Damiansville and he preceded her in death on July 22, 2003. Alice is survived by her children, Gail (Mike) Peters of New Baden, Tom (Laura) Gonsalves of St. Louis, Missouri, Karen (Mark) Martens of Venedy, Ron (Kathy) Gonsalves of Damiansville, and Lori (Mark Landmann) Walker of St. Louis, Missouri; 10 grandchildren, Lauren (Ryan) Kadlec, Ryan (Kristen) Huelsmann, Brian Martens, Brad (Ali Villmer) Huelsmann, Anna Gonsalves, Colin Gonsalves, Clayton (Paige Kniepmann) Gonsalves, Caleb Gon- salves, Madison Walker, and Sebastian Walker; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Kathy (Bob) Hit- pas; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Gary Gonsalves, a sister, Marian Sudholt; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Antone and Angeline Gonsalves. Mrs. Gonsalves was a homemaker and a member of St. Damian Parish in Damiansville. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, and playing euchre. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 16, 2022 at St. Damian Catholic Church in Damiansville with Rev. Steven Beatty officiating. Burial will follow at St. Damian Cemetery in Damiansville. Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Nordike Funeral Home in New Baden. Memorials may be made to Mater Dei High School or Community Link and will be received at the funeral home