Julie Claire Hanretty
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Julie Claire Hanretty took her last breath on this earth, surrounded by the laughter of her family and was carried by our Lord into eternal life on January 18, 2013, after living with ovarian cancer for the past 3 ½ years.
She was a lifelong resident of Sacramento who attended All Hallows grammar school, St. Francis High School and Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. She worked for the Sacramento County Public Defender's office where she had the distinction of being the first female criminal investigator in Sacramento County. She also was an associate professor of Criminal Justice at Sacramento State University.
She served in many capacities during her lifetime including the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 61, California Defense Investigators Association, St. Anthony's Church, St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Families First and the Sacramento Food Bank.
Her love of her family was her greatest passion. She was predeceased by her parents, Peter Thomas Hanretty, Sr., Ada Giannoni Hanretty; and her brother, Peter Thomas Hanretty, Jr. She is survived by her brother, John Hanretty (Karen); her sister, Theresa Anderson (David); her cousin, Mack Whipple (Sharon); and her nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Her visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Harry A. Nauman & Son Funeral Home, 4041 Freeport Blvd. Sacramento 95822, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a vigil at 7 p.m. Services will be Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church 3235 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. Interment will be private.
Remembrances in her honor may be made to St. Jude's hospital.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Jan. 22, 2013