Alice Sinclair
Monday
16
March

VISITATION

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday, March 16, 2020
The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home
40 Vandeventer Ave.
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Monday
16
March

FUNERAL SERVICE

11:00 am
Monday, March 16, 2020
The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home
40 Vandeventer Ave.
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Alice Una Sinclair

Alice Una Sinclair, 79, of Princeton, New Jersey died Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Penn Medical Center of Plainsboro, NJ in the loving company of her daughter, Stacey Sinclair, and son-in-law, Joseph Barnes. Alice lived at Atrium Senior Living of Princeton NJ. Alice was born on January 31, 1941 in Georges Plain in Westmorland, Jamaica. She is the daughter of the late Alfred Thakur and Elesha Thakur. Alice attended Georges Plain Elementary School, where she won numerous awards in singing competitions as a gifted soprano. It was said that she had the voice of an angel. She later graduated from Manning High School and moved to London, England to fulfil her childhood dream of becoming a nurse. Alice attend nursing school in England for four years, eventually becoming a certified midwife. After completing her education, she returned to Jamaica where she worked as a nurse and midwife, as well as met and married Ronald Sinclair. The couple re-located to Bronx, NY where their daughter Stacey was born. Though their marriage only lasted two years, they remained friends and active co-parents. Alice also shared a life-long friendship with Ronald’s mother, Ina Sinclair. Alice re-located to Los Angeles in 1980 for the sunshine and to be closer to family. She lived and worked there for almost twenty years, touching the lives of numerous friends and family, as well as grateful patients. After Stacey finished her undergraduate education, Alice fulfilled another dream when she relocated and purchased a new home in Melbourne Florida. She worked at Melbourne Regional Medical Center for over a decade before retiring. After years of retirement, she moved to the Princeton New Jersey area to be closer to her daughter and grandson. She split her time between Princeton and her sister Beryl Thakur’s home in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Alice had a kind heart and gentle spirit. She loved having people over and cooking for them. Christmas and Thanksgiving meals were her favorites. Everyone was invited to these occasions - family, friends, neighbors and even virtual strangers who needed fellowship and a delicious meal. Alice was a natural with growing all types of plants and flowers. Her yard was like a rainbow of beautiful colors. While in Florida she decided to become an artist and painted numerous scenes of flowers and buildings. Alice also loved all types of pets. She had cockatiels and a dog that she doted on. Though she could not swim, Alice also loved the water. She was always happy to go fishing or spend time at the shore. Nothing was more important than family to Alice. She is survived by her daughter Stacey Sinclair, grandson Marshall Joseph Sinclair Barnes, son-in-law Joseph Barnes, sisters Beryl Thakur, Thelma Evans, Claudette Thakur, Sonya Miller, brothers Conrad Thakur, Patrick Thakur, and Junior Thakur, and a host of beloved nieces and nephews. Given the current public health crisis, acknowledgement of Alice’s passing in the privacy of one’s own home is completely understood. Nonetheless, a viewing will be held at 10am on Monday, March 16, 2020, followed by a brief memorial service at 11:00 AM at 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton NJ 08504, 609-924-0245. Arrangements are under the direction of Mather- Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton NJ.
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