ForeverMissed
Alice Pinto was the fearless matriarch of the Pinto family. She had a thirst for life and made it a point to experience each day to its fullest. Alice spent her years surrounded by a loving family and great friends. Ever the life of the party, she found great joy in entertaining those around her. Her hospitality knew no bounds and she never turned down an opportunity to put her excellent culinary skills to use. Her grandchildren will definitely be missing her famous beef biryani. She shared her passion for cooking with her children, grandchildren, and all around her, valuing tradition and always proud of her culture. Never has a visitor ever left Melnivas hungry. A proud Mangalorean catholic with a generous spirit, Alice had a strong relationship with St. Sebastian Church in Bendur; hosting and participating in community events, prayer meetings, and more. She took great pleasure in helping those in need and never turned away an extended hand. She was always known and loved by her community for her caring nature. Alice was also an adventurous soul and took every opportunity to explore this world and everything it has to offer. She has travelled far and wide, to Toronto, Dallas, Kuwait, London, California, Bombay, the Holy Land, and more to spend time with her loved ones and was even known to frequent many amusement parks for their famous rollercoasters.

Alice Pinto was many things but above all else, she was a mother. She was a mother to her children, a mother to her friends, a mother to the community. And a mother’s love transcends all obstacles and is the purest form of affection, seeping into every crevasse of your being and making you whole. Alice has brought glorious technicolour into our lives and in the wake of her absence, we are left feeling hollow and alone. Her warmth and everlasting love will be our saving grace as it will help to fill the void that she has left behind. We will be able to see her spirit in the eyes of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family, and in the eyes of all the people she has touched during her lifetime. We will forever cherish the memories that we have of her and the invaluable lessons that she has taught us. 

Alice Pinto was a national treasure to her family and friends, and one of the last of her kind.

And after 92 wonderful years of walking this earth, she is finally being laid to rest in the place she called home; Mangalore.



Husband: Louis Pinto

Children: Nancy Mathias/Terrence Mathias, Patsy Pinto, Percy Pinto/Charmaine Pinto, Praxy Pinto/Neena Vaz, Oycy Povo/Remedios Povo

Grandchildren: Ryan Mathias/Anne Mathias, Igor Mathias/Loren Mathias, Olav Povo, Nathan Pinto, Aaron Pinto, Romel Povo, Joshua Pinto, Johanne Pinto, Sarah Pinto, 

Great-Grandchildren: Luca Mathias, Louie Mathias, Adam Mathias, Amelia Mathias, Olivia Mathias


We will remember her forever.


Posted by Nathan Pinto on March 8, 2021
Nana was a true rock for our family. Found peace watching her funeral from Texas this weekend (link below). Much love Nana, rest well!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irt6pPuz0Cg&ab_channel=Daijiworld-Livestream1
Posted by ROHIT FERNANDEZ on March 6, 2021
Aunty Alice, a person I can proudly say I am blessed to have met in my lifetime. Her loving and caring nature, clubbed with her never-say-never attitude and strongly independent mindset, made her one extremely invincible person. She was a person who made long-distant travel seem like a walk in the park. Her culinary expertise has brought to the table many mouth-watering dishes, and her passion to host parties is a well-known truth among family and friends. A mother, A Grandmother, A Sister; of the many hats she wore, I will always remember her as a very dear Friend of mine. May her soul find favour with God and may He grant her eternal peace and rest in His kingdom.

With immense sadness I extend my heartfelt condolences to A. Nancy, U. Percy, U. Praxy, A. Oycy, and the entire extended family. May God bless all of you with the strength to cope during this time of loss.
Posted by raina sequeira on March 5, 2021
Dear Nancy, Percy, Praxy , Oycy,
It is really sad to hear about the demise of Aunty Alice. It felt like yesterday when I met her at Mel Nivas. She insisted as usual to stay over. Always a generous, warm and a loving heart reaching out to everyone in need. I will carry warm memories of her . May her soul rest in peace.
Cynthia & fly.
Posted by H.s. Wilson on March 4, 2021
Nancy, Praxy & Oycy,

We remember your mom and her joyful personality fondly. We send our deepest sympathies and pray that God will give you the strength to overcome this loss.
Eva and HS
Posted by Jacinta Ferrao on March 4, 2021
Dear Nancy/Oycy and family.
It was a pleasure knowing Aunty Alice while she was in Canada. My husband used to marvel at her lively nature and her cooking!
He loved her spirit and joy with which she carried herself.
Her hospitality and welcoming attitude was admirable to all who came to know her.
May her soul be at peace.
She lived her life to the fullest and now May her soul RIP.
Love Noel and Jacy
Posted by Mohan Nadar on March 4, 2021
Dear Nancy, (Late) Patsy, Percy, Praxy & Oycy. We are saddened to hear about the demise of your mother and our dear ALICE Akka/Bai/Aunty/Aachi. We prey that her soul may Rest in Eternal Peace. Love and blessings to you all and your families :: Uncle Mohan, (Late) Lilly aunty, Beena, Swapna, Shanker & Families, Virudhunagar ((TN).

Both your Aunt Lilly and I are indebted to Alice akka/bai for all the help, advice and encouragement she gave us while we were at KMC, Mangalore. Mel- Nivas was like our 2nd home and we were always welcome there to enjoy the love and hospitality showered on us by Alice akka. I have very vivid and nostalgic memories of all you kids Nancy, Percy, Praxy, Oycy and the late Patsy. My heartfelt condolences to you all and families. On every visit to Mangalore we made it a point to call on Alice Akka if she was there and not elsewhere abroad with her kids. I am adding a pic of my eldest daughter Dr Beena Thankaraj, Alice Akka and my self Dr K Mohan Nadar taken on our last visit to Mel-Nivas a couple of years ago.
Lots of love and blessings to you all and families. Keep in couch.
Your in grief,
Uncle Mohan, Virudhunagar.
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Posted by Salvador Fernandes on March 4, 2021
Heartfelt condolences. May God grant restful peace to her soul and shower the family with the graces to bear this great loss
Posted by Olav P on March 2, 2021
It’s with much sadness that I write this condolence note to you’ll on the loss of your very dear mum. Such a wonderfully loving example of generosity and kindness I have rarely ever come across. I mourn her loss like a loved aunt who took me in when I had no place to go and sheltered me in her inimitable way that helped me stabilise during a very difficult time in my life. Rest in Peace Alice Aunty.
I’m grateful I got the opportunity to meet her last year after a gap of nearly 50 years!
I don’t know if you’re able to go for her funeral (Audrey told me you’ll are trying to go) but know that you have warm memories to sustain and comfort you.
Sending you both virtual hugs.


- Shobhana

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Posted by Nathan Pinto on March 8, 2021
Nana was a true rock for our family. Found peace watching her funeral from Texas this weekend (link below). Much love Nana, rest well!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irt6pPuz0Cg&ab_channel=Daijiworld-Livestream1
Posted by ROHIT FERNANDEZ on March 6, 2021
Aunty Alice, a person I can proudly say I am blessed to have met in my lifetime. Her loving and caring nature, clubbed with her never-say-never attitude and strongly independent mindset, made her one extremely invincible person. She was a person who made long-distant travel seem like a walk in the park. Her culinary expertise has brought to the table many mouth-watering dishes, and her passion to host parties is a well-known truth among family and friends. A mother, A Grandmother, A Sister; of the many hats she wore, I will always remember her as a very dear Friend of mine. May her soul find favour with God and may He grant her eternal peace and rest in His kingdom.

With immense sadness I extend my heartfelt condolences to A. Nancy, U. Percy, U. Praxy, A. Oycy, and the entire extended family. May God bless all of you with the strength to cope during this time of loss.
Posted by raina sequeira on March 5, 2021
Dear Nancy, Percy, Praxy , Oycy,
It is really sad to hear about the demise of Aunty Alice. It felt like yesterday when I met her at Mel Nivas. She insisted as usual to stay over. Always a generous, warm and a loving heart reaching out to everyone in need. I will carry warm memories of her . May her soul rest in peace.
Cynthia & fly.
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Shared by Karen Menezes on March 3, 2021
I am honoured to say a few words about Aunty Alice. She was a cheerful, fun-loving lady who was full of life. Her smile could light up a room and it was infectious. She made everyone around her happy. Whether it was a funny joke, her stories, her positive attitude, or her big smile, she was a delight to be around! We have lots of fond memories spent at ‘Mel Nivas’ which we will always cherish.

I extend my deepest sympathies to you dear Nancy, Percy, Praxy, Oycy and your families. May the soul of your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father.
Please accept our condolences.
Karen, Santhosh & family Canada, Joyce Kamath & Rose, Vernon, Su & family, Jasmine Kamath , Mangalore/ Dubai