Clara Faye Shea, 77 of Mission Viejo passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on April 14, 1937 outside of Little Rock, Arkansas to Leslie Merle Wilson and Ruby Frances (Thompson) Wilson. She grew up and attended schools in Arkansas before her family moved to Covina, CA. As a young woman, Clara met the love of her life, Richard Shea while working at Security First National Bank in Los Angeles. Shortly afterwards the couple married. Together they celebrated over 53 years of marriage. Mr. Shea passed away in December of 2012.
Survivors include four children, Pamela (husband, Don) Huff, Kathy Shea, Lynn Shea and John Shea; two grandsons, Stephen G. Shea and Michael J. Shea; one sister JoAnn (husband, Dave) D’Braunstein and one brother Les (wife, Jan) Wilson.
Clara spent nearly 40 years working as a bookkeeper in both the banking and retail industries. She was a very simple woman passionate about spending time with family. She loved being a wife, mother and grandmother.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at El Toro Memorial Park, 25751 Trabuco Road, Lake Forest, CA, where she will be laid to rest with her husband.
DINNIE Jr. William Patrick
William Patrick Dinnie Jr, passed away peacefully on Friday 03.13.2015 in San Clemente, CA, aged 91 years. Born in Quincy, MA on 03.17.1923. William lived & full & happy life proud of serving this Country as a Marine followed by many years in the Transport industry. A proud family man, father of Marijane, Colleen, Dee Dee & Bill, grandfather of 11 and great grandfather of 15.A Celebration of Williams life will be held Graveside at Good Shepherd Cemetery, 8301 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach, CA, 92646 this Friday 03.20.2015 commencing at 1.30pm.
Margaret Jean Kas was the fourth child born to her earthly parents, John Kas and Fay L. Fischer, at home in Peterson, Iowa on December 31, 1919.
Jean married Theodore Frederick Anderson on November 8, 1942. Ted was promptly drafted into the U.S. Army two weeks later on November 23, 1942. In the year of 1943, Jean followed her older sister Alice to Long Beach, CA. She worked in procure- ment at the naval shipyards. Ted was stationed in Hawaii where his unit prepared for the allied invasion of mainland Japan, planned for spring 1946. Fortunately, the Atomic Bombs of August 1946 brought all of this to an abrupt halt, bringing Ted home February of 1946.
Jean and Ted’s first child, Patricia, was born May 13, 1947 in Long Beach, CA. After renting an apartment for several years in Long Beach, they bought their first home in Garden Grove, CA in 1955. Their years in Garden Grove were happy years with lots of time spent serving in their church home, St. Olaf Lutheran Church, entertaining lots of family and watching many changes happen to their community amongst orange groves.
Ted, born into a family of 13 children, thought he and Jean should stick to raising one child. Jean convinced him otherwise and Terry was born on December 31, 1954 (Jean’s own birth date).
Jean was a working mother, commuting from Garden Grove to the Veteran’s Administration in Long Beach for many years. She decided to try something different by purchasing a diner on Chapman at Main St. in Orange, CA. She and Patty, who was teenager at that time, worked hard to create a popular eatery. After 5 grueling years of the restaurant business, Jean sold the business and went back to work in the accounting department at the VA.
The final five years of Ted’s career took the couple to Tucson, Arizona. By now, Patty was on her own working for American Airlines and Terry stayed behind to finish his senior year at Santiago High School. With all her experience, Jean was hired once again working in the accounting department at the Veteran’s Administration. Upon Ted’s retirement in 1977, they returned to the homestead in Garden Grove where Jean went back to work, again, at the VA in Long Beach.
In 1998, Jean and Ted moved to Leisure World, Laguna Hills, CA to be near Patty, Terry and their grandchildren. They loved their new home, even though leaving 43 years of memories in Garden Grove was very difficult.
Jean was born into her life anew at home on Thursday February 12, 2015. She is preceded in death by 2 brothers, Harry and Ken; 2 sisters, Alice and Kathryn; and a granddaughter, Kari. She is survived by her daughter, Patty; son, Terry; grand-daughters Casey and Aly; and, much to her excitement, a great-grandchild arriving in July.
Smith, Lili, 97, of Mission Viejo, CA. Born in Russia 1917 and passed away 02/25/2015 peacefully. A talented & much loved woman whom touched many hearts throughout her beautiful life.
A Memorial Service to Celebrate her life will be held at Fairhaven Memorial Services Chapel, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA, 92692 on Saturday, March 14, 2015 commencing at 10am. Please join in wearing bright & joyful colors.
Mary Lou FRIAS
Mary Lou Frias, 70 of Mission Viejo, Ca died Wednesday, March 4, 2015. She was born January 24, 1945 in Mexico City, Mexico to Robert Arriola and Mary (Magana) Arriola. Her family imagrated to the US and made their home in Orange, Ca when Mary was a young girl. Mary Lou grew up and attended schools in Orange County. Shortly after her she graduated, she met and married the love of her live, Robert Frias in the summer of August 22, 1964.
Mary Lou worked outside of the home for over 35 years as a Realtor and Mortgage Lender. She loved cooking for family and friends and having company. When her son was younger, the Frias home was the neighborhood hub. Kids knew they were always welcomed and that there were plenty of snacks.
Mary Lou is survived by her husband of more than 50 years, Robert Frias, Sr; one son Rob Frias and one grandson, Kole Frias. Mary Lou was the oldest of nine children and really became more of a mother figure to her younger siblings, Paul Arriola, Rose Hoover, Lupe Gonce, Charlie Arriola, Elsie Lopez, Thomas Arriola, Carmen Maas and Marsha Morris. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM with the Funeral Service beginning at 6:00 PM at Fairhaven Memorial Services Chapel, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA.
Interment will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, 7845 E Santiago Canyon Rd., Orange, CA.
Sandra "Sandy" Doris (Arsenault) Gorgone, 65, of Laguna Hills, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015 at Mission Hospital with her loving family by her side. Sandy was born November 10, 1949 in Waltham, Massachusetts to Alfred and Bella (Cormier) Arsenault, and was the youngest of six children. Despite Sandy’s sudden passing, her endearing spirit touched many lives and will leave a loving feeling in anyone’s heart that remembers her.
Sandy had an energy for life that was incomparable. She loved to entertain whenever an opportunity presented itself. At a young age she loved to tap-dance, but whenever music was heard Sandy would be dancing. She had a passion for art, painting and crafts, and making flower arrangements was her specialty. Enamored by the love of her life, Anthony John Gorgone, they married on April 22, 1972.
Sandy fulfilled her real passion in life as a wife and stay-at-home mother. It was her joy to create a nurturing and caring environment for her family that only a mother like Sandy could provide. Sandy and Anthony moved the family to their long time home in Laguna Hills, CA in 1990 and they never had to shovel snow again. As her children grew up, she found a way to continue to help others by working in the field of real estate. Due to her generosity, genuine caring for her clients and her uncontrollable honesty, she was able to make a meaningful impact in many people's lives.
Sandy discovered a love of magic and became a longtime member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, holding a membership at the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. She had an uncanny knack for bringing a smile to anyone’s face when she walked into a room. She had a huge heart. This was made evident by her love of animals of all shapes and sizes, especially dogs. Warm, caring, compassionate and fun-to-be-around are just a few things that described Sandy best. When her husband, Anthony, fell ill she dedicated herself full-time to providing a loving and healing environment to support his care until his eventual passing last year.
Sandy is survived by her two sons, David Gorgone (wife Shannon and their son Nathan) of Redondo Beach, CA and Stephen Gorgone (girlfriend Crishon Preja and her son Haydn) of Mission Viejo, CA. She is also survived by her three sisters Leah Giardina, Diane Chagnon, Barbara Bernard and her brother Alfred Arsenault. Sandy is predeceased by her sister Lorraine Aucoin and her devoted husband Anthony Gorgone.
A Celebration of Sandy's life will be held from 2:00 pm – 3:00pm, Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Fairhaven Memorial Services, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92692. Please join the family for a reception following the service in Fairhaven's Reception Hall.
Sandy will be remembered by her friends and family as a selfless giver, compassionate nurturer, loving mother and “life-of-the-party”.