Joan 2002
Joan Lenore Moynihan
  • 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.

http://william-j-moynihan-iii.forevermissed.com/

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.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Danny Bohin on 24th November 2015

"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."

This tribute was added by Bill Moynihan on 24th November 2015

"Time flies by, but I miss you as much as I did 4 years ago. xoxo"

This tribute was added by Bill Moynihan on 23rd August 2015

"Missing you today, as i do everyday. xoxo"

This tribute was added by Carole Bousquet on 24th November 2014

"Joannie and Bill you left us with such sweet memories, we will always remember.  Carole and Richard"

This tribute was added by Danny Bohin on 24th November 2014

"Bill, May kind thoughts and memories be with you today and always."

This tribute was added by Bill Moynihan on 24th November 2014

"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.
xoxo"

This tribute was added by Bill Moynihan on 23rd August 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Lori Mehay on 26th February 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Danny Bohin on 24th February 2012

"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."

This tribute was added by Joseph Dougherty on 3rd December 2011

"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"

This tribute was added by Sebastiao Peluzio on 1st December 2011

"Bill, my deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Prayers, thoughts and the love of your friends here are with you."

This tribute was added by John Havrilchak on 1st December 2011

"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."

This tribute was added by wendy zilbert on 30th November 2011

"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)"

This tribute was added by june signoretti on 27th November 2011

"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.

June SFF"

This tribute was added by V J Matz on 27th November 2011

"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"

This tribute was added by Lourdes Corrêa on 27th November 2011

"My deepest condolences to the family.
I'm very sorry."

This tribute was added by Elba Fuentes on 27th November 2011

"Bill, My heartfelt condolences to you and your loved ones !
Sorry about your loss..sending prayers!
canela from SFF.."

This tribute was added by Gregory Roth on 27th November 2011

"Bill, my deepest and heart felt sympathies to you and your loved one. ~Greg (SFF)"

This tribute was added by Marcia & Larry Warwick on 27th November 2011

"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."

This tribute was added by Lou-Ann Preble on 27th November 2011

"Memories, memories!  Hold tight, kids!  I send much love and strength to you all.  And prayers, too."

This tribute was added by Audrey Crider-Willis on 27th November 2011

"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.
Love ya,
Audrey
"Lady in Red" - great song, great memory....great couple"

This tribute was added by Jackie Hauser on 26th November 2011

"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"

This tribute was added by Nancy Gold on 26th November 2011

"Dearest Moyni,
Sending you and your Family much Love & Light.
You are not alone. We love you and are there for you.
Peace.
goldi & lolly
xxooxx"

This tribute was added by Marty Lewis on 26th November 2011

"Bless you all, Bill, deepest condolences to your whole family, from a pal."

This tribute was added by Kat Adibi on 26th November 2011

"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."

This tribute was added by Richard and Carole Bousquet on 25th November 2011

"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!"

This tribute was added by Terri Morczynski on 25th November 2011

"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."

This tribute was added by Melissa Guezmir on 25th November 2011

"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"

This tribute was added by Sabrina Campbell on 25th November 2011

"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."

This tribute was added by Fabel Konicke on 25th November 2011

"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"

This tribute was added by Frederique Michel on 25th November 2011

"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."

This tribute was added by James Ermovick on 25th November 2011

"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"

This tribute was added by mary ledbetter on 25th November 2011

"Bill,
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.

Mary"

This tribute was added by Raffaella Commitante on 25th November 2011

"Bill, Bill, Bill, I love you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I wish we could listen in on  the reunion between your Mom and Dad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

This tribute was added by Alec & Kim Murdock on 25th November 2011

"Ohhh, Bill.  We love you.  Our condolences to you, your sister, and your brother.  Family."

This tribute was added by Teri Thomas on 25th November 2011

"I will miss you, Aunt Joan.  Say hi to Mom and Dad for me.  Love you, Bill, wonderful tribute."

This tribute was added by La Fonda Ortiz on 25th November 2011

"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"

This tribute was added by Terri Petz on 25th November 2011

"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"

This tribute was added by Nancy Sinatra on 25th November 2011

"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."

This tribute was added by john blevins on 25th November 2011

"What a lovely tribute to your Mom, Bill.  Sounds like my kind of lady.  So sorry for your loss.  Luv ya."

This tribute was added by aj lambert on 25th November 2011

"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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