A funeral Mass was offered June 6 in the Convent of Mercy chapel, Albany, for Sister M. Alice O'Hara, who died June 3. She had been a Sister of Mercy for 70 years.

A native of Troy, she taught at Vincentian CCD, Vincentian Institute and St. Teresa of Avila School, all in Albany; Keveny Memorial High School in Cohoes; and St. John's Academy in Rensselaer. She did pastoral work at Our Lady of Mercy parish in Colonie and St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady and was an alcoholism counselor at St. Joseph's Rehabilitation Center in Saranac Lake, St. Mary's in Amsterdam, Rhinebeck Lodge and St. Peter's Addiction Recovery Center in Guilderland. Interment was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Greenbush.