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Amie Sue Moody Destfino

Birth Date: August 1, 1964
Death Date: May 31, 2015

Amie Sue, 50, Rio Linda resident, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015, after an incredible and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She leaves behind her husband of 28 years Michael Destfino, her daughter Angela Moody, and four grandkids: Jedidiah, Isaiah, Maurice, and Bayleigh.

Amie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend whose greatest pleasure was spending time with her family, friends, and cats, which she loved so much. She battled ovarian cancer almost half of her life beating every obstacle thrown at her, and did it in a way that is inspiring to so many. She was an advocate for ovarian cancer and participated in “Let’s Roc” run to raise awareness and funding for ovarian cancer. Up until her final months, she wanted to make something good of all of this and participated in a trial for terminally ill cancer patients. She knew this trial would would not cure her diagnosis, however she thought she could potentially save another life, so she would sustain the pain if it meant a step closer in finding a cure. Anyone who knew Amie, knew she loved her cats and was often called “The Crazy Cat Woman”! More than anything, she loved life and everyone that knew her, loved her! She will be missed every day.

Amie is survived by her husband, daughter, and grandchildren, as well as her mother, Shirley Venable, sisters Anita and Bobbie, her brother Duke (Ervin), and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her father Robert (Bob) Moody.

A graveside service will be held at Sunset Lawn Chapel, 4701 Marysville Blvd, in Sacramento on Friday, June 5 at 10:00 am. Following the service the family invites you to continue “Celebrating Amie Sue’s life” at the Rio Linda Community Center, 6730 W Front Street. Please bring your favorite dish to share.

The family would like to thank Dr. Scudder at UCD for never giving up on her and the extraordinary care given to Amie from the all of the nursing staff at UCD.

“It’s about focusing on the fight and not the fright”- Robin Roberts

Sunset Lawn Memorial Park
4701 Marysville Blvd Sacramento, CA 95838
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Graveside Service
June 5, 2015
10:00 am
Sunset Lawn Memorial Park
4701 Marysville Blvd Sacramento, CA 95838
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  1. And thank you Ila for doing all the center pieces at the reception and putting the food out and staying to help with the clean up


    This Obituary was created for those who loved Amie. To show their Respect & to Honor Amie with the Loving Memories they have of her. So if anyone has anything they want to say about Amie's family come say it to me her Brother you know where I live. So whatever you have against any of my family keep it to yourself. Don't disrespect My sister Amie on here with your Remarks.

    Amie I love you with all my heart and you know I would've done anything I could to trade places with you just so you didn't have to go through all the pain you did. I already miss you so much there won't be a day that passes by that your not on my mind. I am so greatful we got to go on our trip to Reno together you was so happy. But I know it was rough on you even though you kept telling me you were alright. Please forgive me Amie but it kills me inside to think that I'm the reason your still not with us today. I know you don't feel it's my fault but it hurts so bad not having you here. I love you Amie so very much and I will always cherish your love and the time we spent together.

    Love Always & Forever
    Your brother Ervin

  3. HUGE THANK YOU to Joe Destfino & all his time & efforts to make such a nice reception for Amie following the graveside service. You did an outstanding job Joe!! On behalf of all the Destfinos' Amie's reception was a nice tribute to her.
    We would also like to thank Amie's Sister and niece who came over and offered their condolences to Mike & thank our family for the reception.

    Mike & Amie were happily married for 28 yrs. That in itself speaks volumes.

    On behalf of Mike Desffinos' family … we want to thank everyone for coming to her reception!

  4. HUGE THANK YOU to Joe Destfino for all his time & efforts for such a nice reception for Amie.!!!!! On behalf of all the Destfinos' ….. Amie's reception was a nice tribute to her.

  5. My sister Amie was a very beautiful woman, had lots of love for many and was the strongest lady I have ever known. When we were growing up I followed her every where. I wanted to be just like her. When we were teenagers everyone said we looked like twins. Everyone would call me Amie. Because of this I had a shirt made that said I am not Amie, I am Anita. I got to tell Amie that in true reality I was proud to be called Amie cause I idled her. I miss you Amie. Until I see you again. I will cherish the memories that I have and hold them close to my heart. RIP SIS

  6. Amie was the strongest person I have ever met. She lived with pain every day but still managed to have a smile on her face. Her and I hit it off almost instantly and she became my best friend. I will miss you forever Amie I love you! Until we meet again RIP

  7. I love u so much mom. I miss u like crazy. It hurts me so bad in my heart. That I had to say good bye. I know mom u are no longer in pain. And I know u fought a long long battle. U are the most strongest women I have ever meet n I hope I can be as strong as u are. N I hope my kids grow up to be as strong as u are to. I love u and will never let u go at all.

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