Our sincere condolences to Moyca's family. She was a true philanthropist, and advocate for Planned Parenthood's mission. Our community is better for having
had Moyca in it, and the memory of her generosity will live on.
To Moyca's family and all that loved her....I was blessed to have met her in the last year of her life....I am her Hearing Aid Dispenser and my name is Sandiego...I loved sitting and talking with Moyca about all sorts of things...she would give me great words of wisdom that only a woman of her vast wisdom and life experiences could give....I never had a grandmother so spending time with her was very special to me....I loved her and feel so truely blessed to have know her....RIP Moyca....xo
Condolences most sincerely to the family and the community on losing a leader, a courageous advocate, and a woman always ahead of her time. It was my great privilege to meet Moyca soon after I moved to Arizona in 1978 to take over the then-small Planned Parenthood affiliate. As a valued member of the Planned Parenthood Board of Advocates, she was always helpful to me, especially with her wise counsel about media questions. She published a lovely profile in Arizona Living to help me get to know the community. While at the time, many supporters of the organization cowered with fear that if they revealed their views publicly, someone would object, Moyca always spoke to everyone with the courage of her convictions, and as a result was greatly respected by people on all sides of the issues.
Her fascinating obituary reads like a history of the women's movement in the 20th century. And Moyca was connected to so many of the leading lights. She was generous with her introductions and a true sister in the ongoing work for equality and justice for all. I am honored to have had the chance to know and work with her.
My husband Alex Barbanell joins me in sending love and light to the family and all who knew Moyca. May we all continue to carry on her legacy.
It does not seem possible that we will not have Moyca present in our lives. Her joie de vivre and brilliant spirit enriched everyone's heart. She truly was one of the most fascinating and original women we have ever known.
We send our love and deepest sympathy to Mark and the Manoil family,
Jerre Lynn Vanier
and Betty Hughes
Aunt Moyca will be remembered as my "soul sister" as she fondly called us. We shared the same birthday and she made sure I understood how lucky we were to be LEO women. She always had time to educate me on our proud Christy heritage and legacy. Having lunch with Aunt Moyca was an elegant five course meal with etiquite lessons and laughter. Politics and religion were topics of discussion and although I didnt always have the same views, I appreciated her intensity. The woman was mesmerizing. They don't make ladies like her anymore.
What an endearing and memorable Aunt. Always interested in discussing any subject and articulating her position. She will be remembered for hosting her many family pool parties, her continued beauty and commanding presence everywhere. She was recognized and greeted at any social function with respect and warmth from those who knew her. I love and will miss her wit, genuine interest in me, intelligent firm opinion, and attempts to always reconcile the Christy heritage and immediate and extended family. I pray for her and a deserveable longlasting legacy.
Dearest Moyca...you will be forever loved and missed. What a joy to have known you! With love and gratitude always, Barbara Wick
Fond memories of times spent, parties and golf with Moyca and Lou.
Dr. Charles and Dorothy Hedges
I met Kelly's Great Aunt Moyca only a couple of times, though she always struck me as a very elegant and classy lady. She lived an exciting and eventful life indeed. Condolences to her children and grandchildren.
Although I didn't know Moyca personally I always enjoyed seeing her at political events, and loved to see her wonderfully put-together outfits. I am so sorry for your family's loss of such an amzazing, accomplished, and stylish woman.
Moyca was certainly one of the most sophisticated, intelligent, and classy women i have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I have many fond memories of time spent with my Grandfather and Moyca. She was a near Grandmother to me and i shall miss her. She lived a remarkable life; i, or anyone else, should be so lucky.
A difficult loss to bear, but our love and memories of her will endure.
"The reality is, I have nothing, but have had everything."
I had the pleasure of meeting Moyca at the age of four and have fondly known her for six decades. Moyca was ahead of her time and she had that pioneering spirit and intellect that we shall always remember. She was a great joy to be with, always the best hostess for an occasion. We shall miss her dry wit and warm personality. Colin, Geoff and Mark, I know you are rightfully proud of your mother.
Kay Watkins, my mom, always admired her fellow Mills alumn, Moyca. I enjoyed reading the obituary, and learning more about her remarkable life. My mom died last spring. Perhaps Moyca, Kay, Howard, and Jean Collet and friends are are enjoying their soiree in the afterworld.
What an amazing life, what an amazing woman! She was an inspiration to me and my life was better for knowing her.
It was a well-written remembrance as only fitting.
Susan J. Taylor
Dear Manoil Family,
I am so sorry to learn of Moyca's passing. She was a devoted, very beautiful and charming, and always inspiring, dear family friend. Her spirit and intellect were shining. I always found Moyca to be an amazing conversationalist with unique insights and such varied knowledge. Any exchange with Moyca was always both amusing and enlightening! On behalf of all Mahoneys, our most sincere condolences.
Moyca was an inspiration to all of us who had the privilege of knowing her. Her magical personality and intellect will be missed.
Laura Grafman (Mrs. Dayton F.)
We had the great pleasure of meeting Moyca at a Circle of Friends event at the Goddards. She lit up the room with her shining spirit. A rare bird, indeed .... Our thoughts are with the entire Maniol family.
To the extended Moyca family, please accept my deepest sympathy for the recent passing of your charming lady who never yielded a boring moment of conversation in her life. Hail and farewell indeed
I am so very grateful to have known Moyca Manoil. An extraordinary woman, indeed.
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Moyca. What a lovely lady. I met her through my mom and the Coulter Girls. My mom, Virginia Harris, thought the world of Moyca. She passed away one year ago to the day of Moyca. My thoughts are with the family and hope that your wonderful memories help get you though this sad time.
Love and prayers,