Alice Teresa (nee Sherlock) O’Mara
(May 7, 1928 – August 3, 2022)
Married to Al O’Mara (1925-2001) in 1950. Together for nearly 52 years before he passed. Totally devoted to each other, creating a wonderful, happy, loving environment for their children.
She is survived by her six children and their spouses – Kevin O’Mara (Janet), Roy O’Mara (Kathy), Laura O’Mara, Neal O’Mara (Lisa), Alicia DuBois (Keith), Elaine O’Mara-Hulbert (Bruce); by her ten grandchildren and their spouses – Ryan O’Mara (Heather), Erin O’Mara, Linnea Schumacher (Ryan), Matt O’Mara (Christine), Elyse Tordjman (Raphael), Dan DuBois, Heather Samson (Nate), Laura DuBois, Megan Morrell, Tom DuBois; and by her five great-grandchildren – Oliver Schumacher, Kieran O’Mara, Elaine Louise Schumacher, Luke Olvera and Alice Kate O’Mara.
A lifelong resident of Central Islip and a devout member of St John of God Church. She volunteered in the Church’s Outreach Center every Tuesday for decades. In 2018, she was a recipient of the St Agnes medal for her devotion and service to the Church. She was also a member of the Christian Mother’s Association and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
She was a registered nurse, spending most of her career working at the Central Islip Psychiatric Center from which she retired in 1983. She served in the WWII US Cadet Nurses Corp from 1945-1948,
She was also an accomplished artist. Over her lifetime, she painted hundreds of oil paintings for family and friends. At one point, it seemed that most every family in Central Islip had at least one of her paintings in their home. One of her paintings, of St John of God, hangs in the Church. She also painted a mural that is on a wall in the Central Islip Fire Department building and she painted a mural for the Empire State Carousel that is housed in the Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown, NY.
She loved to travel and particularly loved Ireland, taking several trips there with family and friends since her retirement, excited to meet and stay in touch with so many of her Ireland relatives.
She was an avid reader, getting through several books every week, exhausting her local library.
You could say she was a bit obsessed with the Mets, watching them play even through her last days. She also loved to watch football and hockey, sports all year round.
She was a wonderful friend to so many, always thinking of others first and so grateful to have their support. She had such a huge network of friends and family and was loved and will be missed by so many.