Obituary of Josephine Aguiar |

Obituary of Josephine Aguiar

Josephine Aguiar of Ripon went home to be with the Lord on July 23, 2014. She was 93.

A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m., Aug. 14 at Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel. A reception immediately following will be held for family and friends at Bethany Home Townsquare Apartments assembly room. Josephine will be laid to rest with her husband at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif.

Josephine was born and raised in San Francisco, Calif., and was the fifth child of eight brothers and sisters. She graduated from George Washington High School, attended San Francisco City College, and Heald Business College. Josephine met the love of her life, George, who was a soldier in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Baker in San Francisco. They met at a roller rink while skating with friends and were married 10 months later on Oct. 11, 1941. After living in San Francisco, they moved to Belmont, Calif., where her husband built their first home and they were blessed with two children. Josephine retired after 10 years working as an administrative assistant for the county of San Mateo, and moved to Grass Valley with her husband where they lived for 35 years until moving to Ripon in 2010 to be closer to family. Her hobbies were oil painting, sewing, knitting, gardening and cooking. She loved ballroom dancing, traveling with her husband, and was a member of the Grass Valley S.D.A. Church. Josephine and George were members of the Italian Club and made many wonderful friendships. After moving to Ripon, Josephine attended Shelter Cove Community Church in Modesto with her husband, daughter Linda and son-in-law Jim Pool.

Josephine is survived by her daughter Linda Pool; son George Aguiar Jr.; five grandchildren, Alissa, Matthew, Daniel, Kristina, Michael, and five great-grandchildren who she loved dearly. She is also survived by her sister Ann Clark and brothers Lawrence and Leonard Maniscalco.

She is preceded in death by George, her beloved husband 72 years; her brothers, Pat, Gus and Joe Maniscalco; and he

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