Joyce Molinari |

Joyce Molinari

Joyce Molinari
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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. 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 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 …

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