Curator Alice C. Pedone was born in Madison, WI during the last year of WWII. After her father’s discharge from the Army Air Corps, the family returned to their home state of Washington. Due to her father’s occupation as an engineer, the family moved from state to state until settling in Berkley Heights, NJ.
At age 22, Alice married Michael. They raised five children and are now blessed with thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Expanding her education in several areas, Alice earned a BS
in Nutrition from Montclair State University, an MSW in Social Work from Fordham University, and later, a Master of Divinity from Drew University School of Theology in Madison, NJ. She was employed as Director of Activities at a senior center and was a social worker for the first Alzheimer medical day care in Hudson County, garnering several citations for her innovative work with Alzheimer patients and their families. She established a counseling service under the name of “The Human Connection”, serving individuals, couples, addicts and geriatric patients.
Responding to her call to serve God as a pastor, Alice selected to work with rural parishes. She chose to work in northeastern PA after Michael’s retirement so that they could enjoy retirement together. In 2010, retired from the ministry, she gratefully accepted an offer of part-time employment from the Equinunk Historical Society.