Felicia Virginia Day Died at the age of 79 at her home in Belmont. She lived her life devoted to her family to the very end. With her sons present, she died peacefully and with great dignity. Felicia was born in Los Angeles to Ralph Woods and Virginia Cowan. Attending local schools, she graduated from high school and started working for Pacific Bell. While working as a telephone operator, she met her husband Robert Day (deceased). Coming to the Bay Area in 1955, she raised her sons Terence, Edward and Francesca (deceased), in Palo Alto and later moved to Belmont in 1962. She devoted her life to her family. Raising three children she was active in Boy Scouts, Brownies and the PTA. While her boys were at Serra High School, she helped lead one of the school's most successful fund raising efforts at that time. In 1972 she re-started her business career at the San Mateo Emporium part-time to help her brother who had needed her financial help. Her natural abilities and business skills led to a long successful career as the store's furniture department manager. She loved her team and they continued a long friendship that extended to her dying day. The core of Felicia's being was that of a mother. She found no greater calling and took great satisfaction in raising her sons and daughter. When Francesca was diagnosed and later died of cancer at the age of 23, she held the family together with her love. She is deeply missed by her family and many friends who cannot measure the loss they have suffered. A funeral service for Felicia will be held on Saturday, September 11th at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Belmont at 10:00 AM. The church is located at 1040 Alameda de las Pulgas in Belmont, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Peninsula Humane Society or the
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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2010