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Maureen D. (Wotton) Alaimo

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Maureen D. (Wotton) Alaimo Obituary
MAUREEN ("MO") D. (WOTTON) ALAIMO Age 66, of Perris, California, passed away on April 13, 2014 after a long illness. Maureen was a much-loved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, and aunt. Mo was born on September 1, 1947 in Liverpool, England, daughter of the late Ivan and Catherine Wotton. She moved to New York at the tender age of 16 where she worked as a nanny and later at the Public Library. She met the love of her life David Alaimo and on September 30, 1972, they married. Together, they enjoyed the challenges of married life in Jamestown, New York and had three beautiful children. In 1983 she moved with her family to sunny Southern California, where they lived happily for over ten years, and then they took on a new adventure moving to Hudson, Massachusetts in 1993. Mo and Dave stayed for a brief few years before returning to warmer seasons and bluer skies in Southern California. Mo was a lovely nurturer and enriched the lives of those fortunate enough to cross her path. Her dry wit and sometimes cheeky remarks would on occasion belie her genuine extremely caring and compassionate nature. Mo was remarkably intelligent and knowledgeable. She always won at trivia and knew all the right questions to Jeopardy. She enjoyed socializing; talking to strangers was a particular prized hobby. She had a unique way of making all those around her feel at ease with her upbeat attitude and positive energy. She affirmed with absolute certainty that all living things deserved decent conversation. She enjoyed and was extraordinarily good at cultivating her garden and houseplants, and credited talking to the plants as key to her success. She was an avid reader, especially of authors hailing from her beloved England. But most of all she adored her family, the pride of her life. She is survived by her loving husband of over 40 years David A. Alaimo; her three children, Matthew D. Alaimo of Dana Point, California, Allison A. Alaimo and her husband Timothy M. Loew of Worcester, Massachusetts, and Daniel R. Alaimo and his wife Nicole (Stevens) Alaimo of Worcester, Massachusetts, and their children Daniel R. Alaimo, Jr. and Anthony D. Alaimo. She also leaves behind a cherished sister Carol Wakefield and her husband Ronald Wakefield of Orlinda, Tennessee; sister June Sweeney and her husband Thomas Sweeney of Bradenton, Florida; sister-in-law Marie Sheffield and her husband Lanny Sheffield of Henderson, Nevada; and sister-in-law Tina Trusso and her husband Michael Trusso of Falconer, New York, as well as many treasured nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents Ivan and Catherine Wotton, parents-in-law Frederick Alaimo and Alberta (Alaimo) Shute, a brother-in-law Alan Alaimo, and a sister-in-law Kindra Alaimo. A private memorial service will be held for family and friends at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the , 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online www.alz.org

Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 20, 2014
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