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Joan Pace

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Joan Pace Obituary
Joan Pace

Age 78, of Redwood Shores, California, most beloved wife for 54 years of the late Louis Pace, Sr. passed away peacefully on Thursday August 7, 2014. An extraordinarily sunny and bright inspiration she is the mother of Alfred, Vincent, Louis and Elayne and the treasured grandmother of nine adored grandchildren.
Joan was an insistent, vivacious host of Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations for over 50 years. Mom served massive ravioli, fabulous turkey and splendid cracked crab feasts and was an pastizzi-maker extraordinaire.
Born Giovanna (Joan) Quilliam in Conspicua, Malta, to George and Carmela (Abela) Quilliam, Joan ('Jane', to her many dear friends!) celebrated her youth in Malta. With loving husband Louis, in 1955 she immigrated to Canada and subsequently to San Francisco. Jane was also a dedicated full-time foster parent, providing food, shelter and love to children in need. For 40 years, she worked alongside Dad as the Office Manager for Pace Machine Products. A fantastic lady.
Joan was a member of the Maltese Club and of the Senior Citizens of San Carlos and Belmont. She enjoyed trips to Malta, shopping with Elayne and family dinners. She was an elegant, kind woman with an aura of grace and sense of 'live and let live'.
We will miss her desperately. May she rest in the loving arms of our Lord and the welcome embrace of our dad.
Relatives and friends may visit Tuesday, August 12 beginning at 5 p.m., and are invited to attend the Rosary at 7 PM at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Avenue, Daly City. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 13, beginning at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Church, 880 Tamarack Avenue, San Carlos, CA. 94070. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma.

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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Aug. 9 to Aug. 12, 2014
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