OLD TOWN and ORONO – Alice L. Dunn, 45, passed away Sept. 15, 2008, surrounded by family and friends, at Orono Commons. She died from continued failing complications after a lifelong struggle with cerebella ataxia, a progressive deterioration of motor skills and coordination. Alice was born Jan. 30, 1963, in Bangor, the youngest of four children of the late Philip A. Dunn Sr. and A. Lorraine (Cox) Dunn of Old Town. Alice graduated from Old Town High School in 1981 and attended the University of Maine at Orono for one year until the progression of her disease confined her to her home. Alice and her brother, Patrick, both suffered with cerebella ataxia and remained at home enjoying family gatherings, reading, television, going for rides with their mother, Lorraine; aunt, Phyllis Cox; and grandmother, Patricia Cox. She especially enjoyed visits from her young nieces and nephews, and sharing their lives as they grew. She was a communicant of Holy Family Parish, Old Town. Patrick and Alice attended Pine Tree Camp annually for several years. Patrick died in 1999 and Alice continued attending Pine Tree Camp through the 2007 season. In 2000, Alice became a permanent resident of Orono Commons. She enjoyed the many activities there, the other residents, and the caring staff whom she loved. Alice made many friends with the staff and counted the days to her time at the next season at Pine Tree Camp. Her mother, Lorraine visited her everyday and with her mother’s assistance and encouragement, Alice enjoyed engaging in the activities at the Commons. She visited her mother at the family home every Sunday until failing health made travel impossible. Alice is survived by her loving mother, A. Lorraine Dunn of Old Town; her brother, Philip Dunn Jr. and his wife, Cathy, and their children, Michelle and Brian, of Old Town; and her sister, Paula and her husband, Ralph Sprague Jr., of East Millinocket and their children, Emily Priest and her husband, Aaron, and daughter, Arianna of Lowell, Peter Sprague of East Millinocket, Ralph Sprague III and his daughter, Jericka, of Millinocket, and Shelley Wyman and her husband, Chris, and their children, Elizabeth and Owen, of East Millinocket. She is also survived by paternal aunt, Edna Lucas of Bangor; paternal uncle, Harris Dunn Jr. of Old Town; maternal uncle and aunt, Charles and Anita Cox of Orono; and maternal aunt, Phyllis Cox of Orrington. She is also survived by many cousins and friends at Orono Commons. She was predeceased by her father, Philip Dunn Sr.; brother, Patrick Dunn; paternal grandparents, Harris and Gertrude Dunn; and maternal grandparents, Harold and Patricia Cox. The family wishes to thank the many staff members and volunteers at Orono Commons for their excellent care throughout Alice’s residency. Visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Old Town. Committal will be held immediately after the Mass at Lawndale Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to attend a light luncheon after the committal service at Holy Family Parish Hall. Gifts in Alice’s memory may be sent to Pine Tree Society, P.O. Box 518, 149 Front St., Bath, ME 04530.