Mollie Driscoll 2/7/69-12/28/07
As many of you know from here or her blog, Mollie has been fighting a recurrent brain tumor for the past 2 years. Last week she had started on a new set of medications, and we were optimistic that she'd have a lot more time, but that wasn't to be. She died in the local emergency room last night. Mollie dedicated her working life to providing prenatal care to underprivileged women at Planned Parenthood, so if you feel moved to do something, a small donation in her honor to your local Planned Parenthood would be a fitting tribute. I realize that's not everyone's cup of tea, but any donation in support of children, such as to your local or school library, would have made her vary happy. We haven't sorted out funeral/memorial details yet so I'm unsure where or when it will be. Since we're left coasters I don't expect anyone to come, but I'll post details when I know them. We found each other on this site, and she found so much love and support here. Thank all of you for being part of our lives. Jonathan Simon
sheryls · 11 years, 8 months ago
oh Jonathan. I'm so sorry. Mollie was a fantastic person. Full of love and hope and fight. She will be greatly missed. The world is far less sparkly today.
J. Andrew World · 11 years, 8 months ago
Oh my god, Jonothan, I am so sorry. If there is anything you need, don't be afraid to ask.
goovie is married! · 11 years, 8 months ago
jonathan, i'm so sorry to hear this. i'd fallen out of contact with mollie over the last few years, but she was an incredibly supportive long-distance friend to me during some very, very dark times in my life, and i will always be grateful to her for that. my thoughts are with you and with your families.
Mamalissa! · 11 years, 8 months ago
I am very sorry for your loss. May Mollie's memory be a comfort to you.
I'll be honored to up my regular PP donation in her memory.
Andrea Krause · 11 years, 8 months ago
Oh my god I'm so sorry. I know we all knew this was a possibility but the reality is hard to bear. She was wonderful and I'm so sorry we weren't ever able to connect and meet as hoped. :(
*hugs* my thoughts are with you
Bender · 11 years, 8 months ago
Oh my god....
I was just getting to know and love Mollie. I don't have any words.
Melinda J. Beasi · 11 years, 8 months ago
Oh, Jonathan, I'm so sorry. She was truly a shining light in this world. All my warmest thoughts go out to you.
VaiVedrai · 11 years, 8 months ago
I'm so sorry. While I never had the chance to know her personally, it saddens me that a kind soul has left this earth.
danced with Lazlo · 11 years, 8 months ago
המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים
Hamakom Yenachem Etchem B'Toch She'ar Avalei Tzion V'Yerushalayim
May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Yerushalayim.
And may her memory be for a blessing.
ChrisChin is Getting Old · 11 years, 8 months ago
I'm so sorry to hear about Mollie. You and her are in my thoughts.
stealthlori · 11 years, 8 months ago
Jonathan, I'm so, so sorry. I had just been corresponding with her briefly for the past few weeks, but didn't get a chance to answer her last message. I regret that deeply now. She was a good, caring, dedicated woman who fought hard for what she believed in, and then fought just as hard for her life. I know she loved you and your doggies dearly, and I can't even begin to fathom your own sense of loss. May she rest in peace, and may knowing that she made a profound difference in this world give you some peace of mind.
In deepest sympathy,
Thank you all for your kind thoughts. They mean a lot to me. There will be an informal memorial for Mollie on Saturday, January 5th from 11 AM to 4 PM at their residence: 22363 Moyers St. Castro Valley, CA 94546 (510) 690-9461 There will not be a formal service - just people who loved Mollie sharing their joy at knowing her and their loss of her passing. J
renita · 11 years, 8 months ago
Oh Jonathan, I'm so sorry. Mollie was a beautiful person, the world is better for having had her in it.
I had Matt Spare's baby! · 11 years, 8 months ago
Jonathan, I'd been away and I am just now reading of this. Mollie was a beautiful, wonderful, incredible person, and she will be missed. I loved her more than she knew.
All my love to you.
Smatts' Baby's Pics! · 11 years, 8 months ago
Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you in the days and weeks ahead. We are deeply saddened by your loss. Matt and Susie Slawinski
I don't know the etiquette of these things... should I put some note on her livejournal and myspace pages about her death?
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 11 years, 8 months ago
Yes. For years I gave all my passwords to friend and told her to post if something happened to me. It helped when I was in the hospital for a month. It is probably the best way of making sure that people who should know do know. It isn't a matter of etiquette but of consideration. It is the modern equivalent of putting a death notice in the newspaper.
Leah · 11 years, 8 months ago
Hi, Jonathan. I googled Mollie's name and stumbled across this site. She introduced me to Moxy Fruvous (as well as Eddie from Ohio and DiVinci's Notebook). HOw I miss her.
I agree that it would be very appropriate for you to put something on her livejournal and myspace pages. It will let those communities know about her passing. What you posted here was very nicely done.
I sent a note on to the VSN midwives group. Barbara Petersen would like to contact Mollie's mom and sister but doesn't have their adr. Can I put her in touch with you?
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