Mary Alice Pierce Dones, 80, of Bardstown, passed away Saturday March 2, 2019 at her residence. She was born February 27, 1939 in Ann Arbor Michigan and later settled with her family in Hollywood Florida. It is there she met her husband Reginald “Reggie” Grigsby Dones Jr. After a couple of moves between Florida and Kentucky, they finally settled in Bardstown, Kentucky with their three sons.
Mary Alice became a much loved and respected member of the Bardstown community while working nearly 30 years for Challen McCoy as his secretary. She also spent many hours at the Nelson County Courthouse in the Deed room. She so loved her family and friends and became affectionately known as “Al” to all that knew her best. Al loved her time on their houseboat at Green River, and enjoyed the many friends they had there. She and Reggie traveled when they could and were always together. Her Florida family and friends were also a very important part of her life, and will miss her very much.
Mary Alice was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Maxine Pierce of Hollywood Fla., and a sister; Linda Hess of Fort Lauderdale Fla.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Reginald Grigsby Dones Jr., three sons; Daniel Joseph Dones, David (Danna) Dones, and Rob (Susan) Dones all of Bardstown; eight grandchildren, Danny Dones Jr., Jennifer Carson, Jeremy Dones, Taylor Ballard, Wes Dones, Emma Dones, Hannah Dones, and Nick Dones; six great-grandchildren and her niece, Patricia (George) Pis, who lovingly cared for her Aunt Mary until the end, will also be left behind.
Her Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Thursday March 7, 2019 at Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, with burial in Bardstown Cemetery. Rev. Terry Bradshaw will officiate.
All expressions of sympathy should be directed to Alzheimer’s research and Hospice of Nelson County.