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Alice U. Bodkin, 76, of Lake Road, a registered nurse who had treated polio victims, died Friday (Aug. 21, 1998) in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, after a lengthy illness.

The former Alice Wyslouzil was born in Niagara Falls and attended local schools. She was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School and the E.J. Meyer Memorial School of Nursing in Buffalo.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Bodkin was personally trained in the treatment of polio . She then traveled the country to train others in this field. Mrs. Bodkin also was a private nurse for polio victims.

Upon her return to Niagara Falls in the late 1940s, she was a nurse at Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital, Ransomville General Hospital and most recently at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, retiring in 1984.

Her husband, Edward J., died in 1989.

Survivors include seven daughters, Margaret Justus, Theresa Palermo and Sharon Kroetsch, all of Niagara Falls, Laurie Froman of Oshweken, Ont., Shelley Williams of Denver, Colo., Patricia Bodkin of Las Vegas, and Monica Bodkin ; a sister, Theresa Mellon of Niagara Falls; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, 2437 Niagara St., Niagara Falls, following services at 9 at the Zajac Funeral Home, Inc., 319 24th St. Burial will be in Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston.


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