September 18, 2013 1:10 AM
Our dear Michelle died suddenly September 14th after a rigorous 6 week battle with aggressive cancer. Born in Boston, Michelle came to Santa Barbara 13 years ago and worked serving the Santa Barbara community in the position of a licensed social worker for the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Domestic Violence Solutions and Clinical Director for Sojourn Early Childhood Mental Health and St. Vincent's Family Strengthening Program.
She leaves behind her life partner and love of her life Lori, as well as her wonderful parents Art and Betsey and her 3 brothers whom she adored - Ryan, Mark and Justin, as well as many more family and friends who deeply loved her and whose lives she touched immeasurably. We will miss her great sense of humor, her beautiful being and her brilliant mind.
We want to thank Dr. Hogan and his team as well as Dr. Taglia, Dr. Greenwald and Dr. Nguyen. To all the nurses at Cottage Hospital who took such excellent care of Michelle, we are deeply grateful.
Services are next Sunday, September 22nd at 2:30pm at Vedanta Temple.