Sr. Alice Marie Gronotte
1938 ~ 2022

Sr. Alice Marie Gronotte, OSB (formerly Sr. Cynthia), 84, died peacefully at St. Paul Hermitage where she was a resident. Sr. Alice Marie was born on June 29, 1938, in Evansville, Indiana to the late Albert and Hilda Gronotte.   She entered Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana in 1956.  She was a founding member of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove.

Sr. Alice Marie graduated from the Academy Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand, Indiana.    She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in  Education from St. Benedict College and a Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University Southeast.  

As an educator, she taught in several schools in  the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, including, St. Paul, Tell City, Indiana, St. Michael, Bradford, Indiana, and St. Anthony, Clarksville,  Indiana.  After several years in the classroom, Sr. Alice Marie began work in Parish Ministry in Cali, Columbia and then at Prince of  Peace Parish in Madison, Indiana until her retirement.


She was  preceded in death by her parents and brother, Albert Gronotte. She is survived by her sister, Sr. Phyllis Gronotte, OSB, several nieces and  nephews and her Religious Community.

Visitation will be held at St. Paul Hermitage on Sunday, October 2nd from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM  and then at Our Lady of Grace Monastery from 6:00  PM -  8:00  PM.  A wake service will be held at 7:00 PM in the Monastery Chapel. Her funeral Mass will be at 4:00 PM on Monday, October 3rd.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Retired Sister’s Fund, c/o Sisters of St. Benedict, 1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove, Indiana 46107 or online at  Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove, are entrusted with the arrangements.