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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Alicia Marie Dempsey
November 20, 1960 - November 20, 2021

Public Events and Locations

Viewing - Friday, December 3, 2021, 10:00 to 11:00 AM at St. Alphonsus Church, Maple Glen
Funeral Mass - Friday, December 3, 2021, 11:00 AM at St. Alphonsus Church, Maple Glen
Graveside Service - Friday, December 3, 2021, 12:30 PM at St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont


Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-659-0911 - Map
Clergy - St. Alphonsus Church - 33 Conwell Drive, Maple Glen, PA 19002 - 215-646-4600 - Map
Cemetery - St. John Neumann Cemetery - 3797 County Line Road, Chalfont, PA 18914 - 215-822-0680 - Map
Family Florist - Kremp Florist - 220 Davisville Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-657-6700 - Map

The following obituary was composed by Alicia’s family:

Alicia Marie Dempsey of Maple Glen, Pennsylvania died Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Abington Hospital.  She was 61 years old.  Alicia was born November 20, 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Joseph J. Dempsey Sr. and the late Isabella Dempsey (nee - Fass).  She is the beloved sister of Cecelia Sullivan, Isabella Dempsey, Brian Dempsey and the late Joseph J. Dempsey, Jr. (Rose); aunt of Cornelius Sullivan (Lynette), Alanna Durn (Robert), and Gwendolyn Sullivan; and great aunt of Christopher Sullivan, Liana Sullivan, Nathaniel Sullivan, Matthias Sullivan, and Robert Durn.

Alicia was an accomplished student.  She graduated Bishop McDevitt High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society and was featured in the Who’s Who among American High School students for several years.  Starting in childhood, she learned to love music.  She had a beautiful singing voice and was an accomplished pianist.  She had a love for language which culminated in 35 Foreign Language credits during her undergraduate studies at Penn State, and Temple Universities.  After achieving her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at Temple University and passing her Medical College Admission Test, Alicia’s pursuit of a degree in Allopathic Medicine was cut short by an accident involving nerve damage.

Alicia’s love for language and medicine helped her to have a positive influence on many lives as a medical transcriptionist for Abington Medical Health and as an independent medical contractor.  Her greatest contributions and accomplishments in life were appreciated by her immediate family.  She showed us the value of a selfless enduring love that applied all of her resources to help others thrive.  Through the hills and valleys of life, she would share her time, knowledge, and finances to care for each one of her family members.  In particular, she nourished, advocated for, and physically aided both of her parents (Joseph and Isabella) and her brother (Joseph Jr) in their times of sickness and in their passing.

Her love for life and family didn’t end with the human members.  Alicia cherished the family pets, especially her own dogs, Sebastian (Akita mix) and Misha (Collie).  On occasion, other animals in distress would find their way onto her doorstep.  She would take them in, get them the appropriate medical care, and provide a comfortable life.  Her favored choice in television shows was a reflection of this part of her life.  She loved The Incredible Dr Pol, Dr Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet, and The Vet Life.

Alicia’s generous nature was also exhibited in unique ways to strangers in the supermarket.  She was an avid coupon clipper.  While shopping for maximum savings for her family, she would often offer up coupons, and even her valued methods, to unsuspecting patrons.  One of her greatest joys was shopping with coupons and getting the family groceries for free or even for a profit.  Alicia’s passion for family, animals, music, Christmas, giving, and a good hearty laugh are celebrated by her family.

Relatives and friends were invited to her viewing on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. and Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. at St. Alphonsus Church, 33 Conwell Drive, Maple Glen, PA 19002.  Her graveside service follow at St. John Neumann Cemetery, 3797 County Line Road, Chalfont, PA 18914.

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