...don’t let’s ask the for the moon. We have the stars.
  • 79 years old
  • Born on August 23, 1932 .
  • Passed away on November 24, 2011 .

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.

Posted by Danny Bohin on November 24, 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.
Posted by Bill Moynihan on November 24, 2015
Time flies by, but I miss you as much as I did 4 years ago. xoxo
Posted by Bill Moynihan on August 23, 2015
Missing you today, as i do everyday. xoxo
Posted by Carole Bousquet on November 24, 2014
Joannie and Bill you left us with such sweet memories, we will always remember. Carole and Richard
Posted by Bill Moynihan on November 24, 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
Posted by Danny Bohin on November 24, 2014
Bill, May kind thoughts and memories be with you today and always.
Posted by Bill Moynihan on August 23, 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
Posted by Lori Mehay on February 26, 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
Posted by Danny Bohin on February 24, 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.
Posted by Joseph Dougherty on December 3, 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
Posted by John Havrilchak on December 1, 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.
Posted by Sebastiao Peluzio on December 1, 2011
Bill, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Prayers, thoughts and the love of your friends here are with you.
Posted by Wendy Zilbert on November 30, 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)
Posted by Audrey Crider-Willis on November 27, 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
Posted by Lou-Ann Preble on November 27, 2011
Memories, memories! Hold tight, kids! I send much love and strength to you all. And prayers, too.
Posted by Marcia & Larry Warwick on November 27, 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.
Posted by Gregory Roth on November 27, 2011
Bill, my deepest and heart felt sympathies to you and your loved one. ~Greg (SFF)
Posted by Elba Fuentes on November 27, 2011
Bill, My heartfelt condolences to you and your loved ones ! Sorry about your loss..sending prayers! canela from SFF..
Posted by Lourdes Corrêa on November 27, 2011
My deepest condolences to the family. I'm very sorry.
Posted by V J Matz on November 27, 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
Posted by June Signoretti on November 27, 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
Posted by Kat Adibi on November 26, 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.
Posted by Marty Lewis on November 26, 2011
Bless you all, Bill, deepest condolences to your whole family, from a pal.
Posted by Nancy Gold on November 26, 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
Posted by Jackie Hauser on November 26, 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
Posted by La Fonda Ortiz on November 25, 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
Posted by Teri Thomas on November 25, 2011
I will miss you, Aunt Joan. Say hi to Mom and Dad for me. Love you, Bill, wonderful tribute.
Posted by Alec & Kim Murdock on November 25, 2011
Ohhh, Bill. We love you. Our condolences to you, your sister, and your brother. Family.
Posted by Raffaella Commitante on November 25, 2011
Bill, Bill, Bill, I love you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish we could listen in on the reunion between your Mom and Dad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Mary Ledbetter on November 25, 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
Posted by James Ermovick on November 25, 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
Posted by Frederique Michel on November 25, 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.
Posted by Fabel Konicke on November 25, 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
Posted by Sabrina Campbell on November 25, 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.
Posted by Melissa Guezmir on November 25, 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
Posted by Terri Morczynski on November 25, 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.
Posted by Richard And Carole Bousqu... on November 25, 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!
Posted by Aj Lambert on November 25, 2011
wow, she was your twin!! from all i hear she was a great lady. we love you, bill. aj, erik and miranda
Posted by John Blevins on November 25, 2011
What a lovely tribute to your Mom, Bill. Sounds like my kind of lady. So sorry for your loss. Luv ya.
Posted by Nancy Sinatra on November 25, 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.
Posted by Terri Petz on November 25, 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

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