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FRAMINGHAM – Alice M. (Garbarino) Slatkavitz passed away peacefully at her home Friday Oct. 30 after a period of declining health.

She was born Aug. 14, 1925, the daughter of the late Charles A. and Lucy (Gonfrade) Garbarino.

She was the wife of the late Bernard E. “Ben”  Slatkavitz who died in 2002. They met at Framingham High School where Alice was a Class of 1942 graduate. Alice and Ben were married for 57 years. 

Alice worked for numerous companies in the local area: Aingiers Corp, Fitzgivens, Telechron and Hollers Concentrated Beverages. She was a longtime resident of Framingham where she participated in many local activities.

She was a member of the Framingham Garden Club, the Framingham Historical Society and loved planning reunions for the Class of 1942. Alice was a longtime communicant and was an active member in the Young at Heart group at St. Bridget’s Parish. She was recently honored as the oldest living member of the Framingham Union Aid Association, Inc. and was actively involved with planning their bazaar, auctions and fashion shows.

The Framingham Country Club was almost her second home. Alice was a longtime member of the Club and an accomplished bridge player there since the 1950’s. At one time she served as entertainment chairman and ran dinner dances and bridge tournaments.  Alice enjoyed traveling and loved spending time with friends, family and especially her great-grandchildren. 

She is survived by three children:  Jean Giro of Framingham, Lucille Nardini and her husband Daniel of Bourne, Alan Slatkavitz of Marlborough; her grandchildren: Andrea Murphy, Mark Slatkavitz, Julie Slatkavitz, and  David Giro; her adored great grandchildren: Lydia, Mia, Joey, Jacob, Adah, Joanna and Lukas. and many nieces, nephews & cousins. She was predeceased by her beloved brother Charles A. Garbarino, Jr.

Due to recent circumstances regarding Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral Mass will be celebrated on Nov. 4 at St. Bridget’s Church.

Burial will follow at St. Stephen’s Cemetery.

A virtual celebration of life will be scheduled immediately following the funeral that is open to all. Please email for details.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made in Alice’s name  to: the Framingham Union Aid Association, Inc., 115 Lincoln St., Framingham,  MA. 01702.

Please visit for memorial page.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.