2008.03.18: March 18, 2008: Headlines: COS - India: Obituaries: MetroWest Daily News: India RPCV Alice Slattery remembered for work with Peace Corps

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India RPCV Alice Slattery remembered for work with Peace Corps

India RPCV Alice Slattery  remembered for work with Peace Corps

After attending college, she and her husband traveled the world as Peace Corps volunteers. Slattery later also worked for the United Nations and United States Agency for International Development and the U.S. State Department. The couple lived for extended periods in India, Western Samoa, Kenya and Niger. "I don't think she ever - even though she lived back in the U.S. - I don't think she ever lost her commitment to the development of the Third World and Third World cultures," Magnani said. After returning to the U.S., Slattery remained active in the Peace Corps, he added.

India RPCV Alice Slattery remembered for work with Peace Corps

Framingham native remembered for work with Peace Corps

By Peter Reuell/Daily News staff
MetroWest Daily News

Posted Mar 18, 2008 @ 11:05 PM
FRAMINGHAM

She may have only spent a short time of her life in Framingham, but Alice Slattery left a deep impression on those who knew her.

Her cousin, former state Sen. David Magnani, yesterday said Slattery's deep commitment to public service spurred his decision to join the Peace Corps and later to run for office.

"She lived a very impactful life," he said. "I was obviously inspired by her service."

Slattery, 66, died last week at a North Carolina hospital after a brief battle with bone marrow cancer.

A Framingham native, Slattery married her high school sweetheart, John Slattery, shortly after graduating high school. She received a bachelor's degree from Goddard College, and completed graduate work at George Mason University.

After attending college, she and her husband traveled the world as Peace Corps volunteers. Slattery later also worked for the United Nations and United States Agency for International Development and the U.S. State Department.

The couple lived for extended periods in India, Western Samoa, Kenya and Niger.

"I don't think she ever - even though she lived back in the U.S. - I don't think she ever lost her commitment to the development of the Third World and Third World cultures," Magnani said.

After returning to the U.S., Slattery remained active in the Peace Corps, he added.

"She was the manifestation of understated class," Magnani said. "She was very, very dignified and very quiet, but very warm. She was very regal."

Though he hadn't been in close contact with Slattery in recent years, Magnani said the news of her death was a shock.

"We didn't even know she was sick," he said. "It was a shock for all of us. The day I heard she was ill was the day she passed away."

Magnani said he will remember Slattery as a woman committed to improving the world around her.

"She was a very hard worker, and very committed," he said.

(Peter Reuell can be reached at 508-626-4428 or preuell@cnc.com.)




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