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Falvey, Michelle Dray
51, passed away suddenly September 14th in Santa Barbara, California after a courageous, six week battle with cancer. Born in Boston on June 9, 1962, Michelle was raised in Wellesley, MA by her fun-loving and adoring parents. After graduating from Wellesley High School in 1980 and Tufts University in 1984, Michelle spent ten years working in Boston. Every role she played was informed by her curious and sharp mind, her incredible sense of humor, and her ability to connect with and understand people. From a young age Michelle possessed an intuitive understanding of people and a genuine interest in helping others. Based on these interests, she decided to pursue a degree in Social Work. She attained her Masters Degree at Boston College School of Social Work in 1994 and thus began her calling in life. Shortly after receiving her degree, she moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico to apply her skills and passion for helping others. In 2000, she moved to Santa Barbara to continue her work as a psychotherapist. She leaves behind her life partner, Lori Pearson, of Santa Barbara, CA, her parents Art and Betsey, of Wellesley, MA, and her 3 brothers- Ryan and Mark of Somerville, MA, and Justin of Los Angeles, CA as well as many close relatives and dear friends from Santa Barbara, Santa Fe, Boston, Wellesley, Longwood, Tufts University, and Boston College. Services were already held in Santa Barbara at the Vedanta Temple. Donations in her memory, will be directed primarily to children and women in need, can be made to both or one of the following organizations: Santa Barbara Foundation - Attention Kristina Stewart, 1111 Chapala Street, Suite 200, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Checks should be written to Santa Barbara Foundation with a note in the memo line listing Michelle Falvey Memorial Fund. Vedanta Society of So Cal - Santa Barbara, 901 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Checks should be written to: Vedanta Society Santa Barbara with a note in the memo line listing Michelle Falvey Memorial Fund. A beautiful tribute to Michelle by Rima can be found online at www.legacy.com. We will miss her bright colors, her scarves, her keen sense of humor, her sparkling smile, and her beautiful being.
Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 27, 2013
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