Salem — Alice A. (Nordyke) Dempsey, 65, loving wife of Paul T. Dempsey, died early Tuesday morning, July 8, 2014, at North Shore Medical Center, Salem Hospital. Born in Chelsea, Mrs. Dempsey was the daughter of the late John and Doris Nordyke. She was raised in Salem, attended St. James Grammar School, and graduated from St. James High School.
Mrs. Dempsey was employed with New England Telephone, which became Verizon, for over 20 years, until her retirement. She was a member of the Pioneers Club. Mrs. Dempsey was an avid Patriots Fan and loved Tedy Bruschi.
Surviving her, in addition to her husband, are her two grandchildren, Alyssa and Michael; her dear friends, Estelle and Mark Coan and Marilyn Weisman; her sister, Marlene McGlone and her husband, Russell, Alice’s favorite brother-in-law, of Salem; her sister-in-law, Claire Ryan of South Carolina; and her brother-in-law, Ken Dempsey of Arizona.
ARRANGEMENTS: Mrs. Dempsey’s funeral will be held from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., corner of North St., Salem, on Friday, July 11, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at St. James Church, 156 Federal St., Salem, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115. For additional information, or her guest book, please call 978-744-0497, or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.