Alice Mary Ronchetti was born on May 24, 1912 to Cesar Ronchetti (b. 1884) and Clotilde Nicoli (1883-1974) in Boston, Massachusetts. She was one of six siblings (Alfred, Joseph, Rose Mary, Mary, and James). Her family moved to Cambridge around 1921.
Ronchetti worked as a librarian at the Cambridge Public Library for thirty-eight years, from 1935 to 1973. On June 13, 1950, she was certified as a Professional Librarian and received her Certificate of Librarianship from the Board of Free Public Library Commissioners of Massachusetts. During her professional life, Ronchetti dedicated herself to the needs of both young people and adults. Her “unselfish and outstanding service to the citizens of Cambridge” was noted by the Board of Library Trustees in their resolution to accept her retirement from her position of head librarian.  After thirteen years of retirement, Ronchetti died on October 1, 1986 at age 74 and is buried in the North Cambridge Catholic Cemetery. 
 Library Retirement Resolution, 1973, Alice Ronchetti Papers, 1935-1973, 097, Professional Documents, 1939-1973, Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections.
 Cambridge Chronicle, Thursday October 9, 1986, Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections.