- 79 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 23, 1932
- Date of passing: Nov 24, 2011
|...don’t let’s ask the for the moon. We have the stars.|
Our mother died 5 weeks after our father, William John Moynihan Jr., who died on October 19 2011.
We welcome your thoughts, stories and comments. Feel free to add photos or other rememberances. The Stan Kenton Orchestra's song, Lady In Red is playing over these pages. Our Dad "sang" it to our Mom, often.
There was a joint memorial service with her husband’s military honors, for family and friends, at 11am on Saturday December 3rd, 2011, at the VFW/American Legion post #109, 15921 S. Houghton Road, Corona de Tucson, AZ 85641. A reception followed.
In Joan’s memory, donations may be made to any AIDS, or Women’s support charities. Consider becoming an Organ Donor.
"Bill, Remembering your mother who has been gone four years. My thoughts and Clarence's are with you. Take care of yourself and it would be nice to hear from you."
"Time flies by, but I miss you as much as I did 4 years ago. xoxo"
"Missing you today, as i do everyday. xoxo"
"Joannie and Bill you left us with such sweet memories, we will always remember. Carole and Richard"
"Bill, May kind thoughts and memories be with you today and always."
"Missing you and Dad so very much, but giving thanks for having had you as my parents. The holidays are less bright without you, Mom.
"So, the site reminded me that today is your 80th birthday. Oy! You often said you wouldn't live to celebrate it. Today we will do that for you (and with cake too!---have that second piece, honey...). Happy Birthday Momma. xoxo"
"So it is 2012. This is the year I will have to learn how to live without you. Mmmm not sure how to do that yet. This thing called grief is not very forgiving it just won't let me be alone without it. Don't worry Mom I will figure it out because even though your not here physically you are in my heart and mind and after all I am a part of you and that is enough to see me through. I love you"
"Bill, Forgive me, I am just now reading the post about your dear mother.. I am so very sorry and my thoughts go out to you. My condolences to you and you are in my thoughts."
"Love from your family in Massachusetts, you are in our thoughts and prayers, the last time I had been with your parents was in Vegas and I enoyed watching the Red Sox's with your dad, the Sox won ! So sorry for your loss Love Sherry and family"
"Bill, my deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Prayers, thoughts and the love of your friends here are with you."
"Bill, I can certainly relate. Here it is seven years after my Mother's passage - and still, I am so prone to hurt if my blood sugar gets low. Nancy is right on target with the eating advisory. Peace be with you in this time of grief. We'll catch up with them. Our separation is only temporary."
"Honey....I love you mostest. I'm such a MOTHER, I will always be here for you. Dan, Isla, and I have your room ready, bring you're own rocking chair :)
Dan wanted to say moms are always missed the most, and he's missing along with you. And he misses him mom terribly. We love you Bill. (moyni)"
"Bill, I know this is a difficult time for you and your family. Sending prayers your way.... Rest in peace William John Moynihan and Joan Lenore Moynihan together.
"I just want to say to you daughters, or family all of you - that you have created the nicest, most wonderful obituary I have ever seen. I did not know your mother but I would give anything if I had known her. What a woman she must have been to produce a family with such respect and creativity and class. I am so sorry for your loss and am most sorry for mine for not ever having known her"
"My deepest condolences to the family.
I'm very sorry."
"Bill, My heartfelt condolences to you and your loved ones !
Sorry about your loss..sending prayers!
canela from SFF.."
"Bill, my deepest and heart felt sympathies to you and your loved one. ~Greg (SFF)"
"We want to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of both your mom and dad. Our thoughts are with you, Moynie. With much love."
"Memories, memories! Hold tight, kids! I send much love and strength to you all. And prayers, too."
"Beautiful tribute for your Mother. It's special that your parents will have a joint memorial. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
"Lady in Red" - great song, great memory....great couple"
"Bill I am so sorry to hear about your mom..I guess she just wanted to be with your dad..You are in our thoughts and prayers my friend..Love you bunches...Jackie Hauser"
Sending you and your Family much Love & Light.
You are not alone. We love you and are there for you.
goldi & lolly
"Bless you all, Bill, deepest condolences to your whole family, from a pal."
"Lady In Red...Now Voyager...WHAT A SWELL LADY!! Joan, thank you for Bill!! Rest in peace. Much love and condolences to the whole Moynihan clan."
"Aunt Joan spoke about all of you with so much pride! She was a wonderful person and loved her whole family so much. What a "class act" she was. We love you all.. Wonderful tribute!"
"My eyes started tearing when I read your message but then I realized it's really a happy ending for the love these two people shared. My heart breaks for those left behind but smiles when I think of the two of them together. I've got a HUGE hug waiting for you Bill... and pardon the tears when it's delivered."
"Bill.................. There are simply no words. Just a TON of *HUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGS* May they carry you through this amazingly difficult time. Your parents left us one WONDERFUL man. I am grateful to call you my FRIEND. Sincerest heartfelt condolences to your entire family. PLEASE, lean on me if you need to. I love you. Mel xxox"
"Sweet Billy.......my thoughts and prayers are with you, your sister and brother. So sorry for the monumental heart aches you have had to endure in the last 5 weeks. I know your mom is happy to once again be with your dad....I hope that your heart is eased knowing they are together once again. If there is anything, or anyway I can help, I am always here for you. God bless you and your sibs."
"Oh Bill - I can not fathom your pain right now. I wish that I could take a bit of it from you. Know they are together... Call - e-mail if there is anything that I can do. Please let me know when the memorials will be. Much love. Fabel"
"L'amour est plus fort que la vie ou la mort. Ils sont ensemble pour l'eternite. Comme mes parents ils se reposent main dans la main."
"I never realized how much you look like your Mother! You have only to look in the mirror to still see her smiling back at you. Once again, and I can't imagine how you feel, you have our deepest sympathies. Give grief its due but when you need help just open your front door and knock on ours. We orphans will take care of each other. Barry & Jim"
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss, big hug coming from Texas. This is a wonderful tribute to a wonderful lady.
"Bill, Bill, Bill, I love you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish we could listen in on the reunion between your Mom and Dad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"Ohhh, Bill. We love you. Our condolences to you, your sister, and your brother. Family."
"I will miss you, Aunt Joan. Say hi to Mom and Dad for me. Love you, Bill, wonderful tribute."
"Bill, so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. She must have been a great lady to raise such a great man. Love you my friend...XOXOXOXO"
"Bill, so sorry to hear of your loss. I am certain that she and your dad are together watching over you and yours. My love - Terri"
"Billy, you were the best son a mother could have and she loved you dearly. Beware of the dark times and don't forget to eat. With this message comes love for your brother and sister too. I'm glad you have each other. We're here if you need ANYTHING. Perhaps Mom has reconnected with Dad already.
Love to you, dear heart. Don't despair."
"What a lovely tribute to your Mom, Bill. Sounds like my kind of lady. So sorry for your loss. Luv ya."
"wow, she was your twin!! from all i hear she was a great lady. we love you, bill.
aj, erik and miranda"
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