I just received news from my housemate, Athanasios (real name concealed for security reasons), that his mother, Joan, died today. Her health had been declining for the last several months but took an unexpected nosedive this afternoon. Joan was in her mid 80's, so she lived a good, long life. To my knowledge, she was not Orthodox.
May the memory of the handmaid of God, Joan, be eternal, and may God grant comfort to Athanasios, his siblings, and all those who will grieve Joan's departure from this life. (To my knowledge, her husband had already preceded her in death.)