- Deceased's name: Julia Flore Funari
- Hometown: South St. Paul, MN
Julia Flore Funari, a first generation Romanian girl who throughout her life understood the value of simplicity. Julia had a "special" love affair and held hands daily with her husband John (now deceased) for nearly 60 years. Always true to her Romanian Orthodox faith... her family... and her friends. Julia enjoyed a happy... healthy... good and long life. She loved living in South St. Paul. She was an advocate of volunteerism... led by example and was formally recognized by the McKnight Foundation as a Minnesota top volunteer. Good in the kitchen... you bet! A role model already missed... never to be forgotten. Died at home... in the arms of her children. God bless her... and you. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1250 Oakdale Ave., West St. Paul with a visitation one hour prior to the service at vhurch. Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, South St. Paul. Memorials preferred to Neighbors, Inc., 222 Grand Ave. W., South St. Paul, MN 55075.