“Alicia Lycus Mann was born in Foxborough, Massachusetts on May 24, 1955. Alicia’s father was a professional trumpet player and had fought in World War II. He met Alicia’s mother Maria during the war while she was serving in the Polish army. The family relocated from Foxborough to Miami, Florida where Alicia attended Immaculata-LaSalle High School. While in high school Alicia was a cheerleader, played classical piano, and was an honors student.
She was accepted into the University of Florida and majored in Chemistry. By her third year she met her husband Frederick (“Fritz”) Mann, who was then a first year law student at UF. Fritz and Alicia fell in love and were engaged 9 months later. The couple married in Miami at St Hugh Catholic Church in December 1977.....By June 1979 Alicia had graduated from the Mercer School of Pharmacy.
Alicia had three children: Marysia, Monica, and Ursula. They all went on to graduate from College: Florida State University (Marysia), St. Francis College and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (Monica), and the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)(Ursula).
In 1993, Alicia earned her PhD from Nova Southeastern University all while working full-time, taking care of her family, and battling with the debilitating disease of Rheumatoid arthritis. She never stopped supporting her children's interests and selflessly would drive them to many after school activities. She was always accepting of their decisions in life.
Alicia has two beautiful grandchildren, Yvette and Vincent. She was a very proud and loving grandmother who did her best to spend time with them as much as possible.
Alicia fought cancer for most of 2019, but the illness took its toll on January 20, 2020. Alicia left this world peacefully in her sleep. .....Alicia Mann was married 42 years, and will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband Fritz, older sister Kathleen, 3 children, Marysia, Monica, and Urs; She loved camellias, painting, music, and became an avid Patriots football fan. She selflessly loved her family. Donations to the American Cancer Society are requested in lieu of flowers.”