Saturday, October 27, 2012
■■ LIVES LIVED/OBITUARIES
Joyce Molinari Joyce Elisabeth Molinari passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. She was 49 years old. Joyce will be cremated and her family is conducting a celebration of life from 1 to 6 p.m. Joyce Molinari Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at North Columbia Schoolhouse. Friends are encouraged to attend and share memories of Joyce. Joyce was born Aug. 17, 1963, in San Francisco. Growing up in the Bay Area, she competed in and loved ice skating and writing poetry. In 1976, she and her family moved to North San Juan, Calif. She attended Nevada Union High School and graduated in 1981. In 1996 after an accident that left her paralyzed, Joyce became a champion and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. She participated in lobbying and legislation contribution for several organizations for disabled persons. An avid writer, poet and activist throughout her life, she had many friends and family. She enjoyed the outdoors, art, playing guitar and gardening. In her life, her greatest pride, joy and inspiration were her children, Michael and Karina. She will be missed greatly. She is survived by her children, Michael Z. Williams of North San Juan and Karina R. Williams of Nevada City, Calif., two grandchildren, Carlee Williams and Maximus Bleu Storm, father and stepmother Mike and Jenny
■■ BIRTHS Molinari of Pittsburg, Calif., and brother Alan Molinari of Contra Costa County. Joyce is preceded in death by her mother, Joanne Molinari, and her maternal grandparents, Joseph and Evelyn Accamo. Peace to our sister, mother, friend. On the wings of angels, she soars …
Freda Allaine Thomas passed away Oct. 21, 2012, at home surrounded by her family. She was 90 years, 10 months and eight days old … every minute counts! Freda Thomas Freda Allaine Thomas was born Dec. 13, 1921, in Carlow, Ontario, Canada, to George F. Bartlett and Anna Christina Thompson. She married Raymond James Thomas March 14, 1945, at the Evangel Temple, in Toronto. She was his “lovely wife” for 61 years. They moved to the U.S. in 1952 to Phoenix to get out of the cold and became American citizens in 1954, then went to Southern California until they retired in 1987 and moved to Lake Tahoe where it was too cold again! Finally they settled in Reno, Nev., until 2006 when her husband passed away. She spent her final years living with her daughter and son-in-law in Grass Valley. She went to business college in Toronto and eventually retired as an insurance secretary after 40 years. She also helped her husband with
his business in office furniture servicing his accounts. Freda loved crocheting and being with her family. She is survived by her daughter, Shonda-Gail (Tom) Christine Cade of Grass Valley, Calif.; granddaughter Carissa ( Josh) Thomas-Kennedy of Grass Valley; nephews Steve (Connie Williams) Thomas of Pahrump, Nev., and Derrick (Michelle) Thomas and family of Huntington Beach, Calif.; Helen (Vic) Best and family of Toronto; her loving animals, dogs Fritz and Jack and cats Harley, Scooter and Widget. Freda also leaves behind many friends and loved ones that will miss her dearly. She is preceded in death by husband Raymond James Thomas (2006); son Keith Raymond Thomas; and sister Eunice Carlson. Contributions to be made to the American Lung Association or Hospice of the Foothills.
Mary Ramey passed away Oct. 17, 2012. She was 73. Mary Ramey was born Dec. 4, 1939. She was a longtime resident of Nevada County. She is survived by her sons, Jim (Sharon), Richard and William Lewis of Nevada County, daughter Laurie (Patrick) Lewis-Knoles of Dayton Nev., granddaughter Amber ( Jay) Brown of Eugene, Ore., sister Sally (Paul) Novertz of Washington and grandson Will of Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Mary Nelson.
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Q. How common is it to attend an Irish Wake?
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A. The Irish Wake is perhaps one of the best known funeral traditions associated with Ireland. The Wake, the glorious send-off of departed loved ones, is a prominent feature of Irish funeral traditions, but is seen less and less often in modern Ireland, and is now almost unknown in the cities. But in many country areas, the practice of watching over the recently deceased from the time of death to burial is still followed and is an important part of the grieving process. This is why many Irish funerals, outside of the cities, are still preceded by a Wake.
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