Resident of Alameda
Betty Ruth Bosworth passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021. She was born in Alameda on Wednesday, October 26th, 1932, to Axel and Esther Peterson. Betty was a first-generation American and native Alamedan who lived on the island her whole life.
In her younger years, Betty attended Alameda High School and worked at Miss Saylor’s Chocolate Company. In 1949, she married Bernard Bosworth in Reno, Nevada. They had four children together, Frank Bosworth, Larry Bosworth, Kathie Bosworth, and Patrick Bosworth. Betty and Bernard were together for 39 years until he passed away in 1988.
Betty was an avid storyteller who could talk for hours whether it was about her days at Neptune Beach or trips to her family’s cabin in Russian River. She enjoyed nothing more than sitting from her front steps and watching her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren play at Washington Park. She was known for always having her door open to the community, and most days you could find her gardening in the backyard.
Betty is preceded in death by her husband and three sons. Betty is survived by her daughter, Kathie Bosworth, daughter-in-law, Nanette Bosworth-Stein, as well as her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Kelly Wentz, Morgan Wentz, Jack Wentz, Stacy Hickey, Hailey Hickey, James Hickey, Larry Bosworth, Lacie Bosworth, and Wyatt Bosworth.
Everyone who met Betty could feel her warmth, immediately saw her heart, and treated her with care. She left a lasting impression on many from lifelong friends to nurses. Her family and friends are deeply saddened by her loss, but they know Betty’s spirit will always be with them.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her honor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Teresa Perata died on Friday, November 12, 2021, at her residence in Brentwood. She was born in 1922 and lived most of her life in Alameda. Ms. Perata was a lifelong member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. She is the loving aunt of Barbara P e r a t a - H a r d t and Gerald and Faye Perata. She is also survived by her great nieces Sheri Hardt-VanderKlugt and her husband Michael and Staci Hardt-Firkins and her husband Mark, great - great nephews Matthew and Nathan VanderKlugt and great - great niece Michaela VanderKlugt. She was proceeded in death by her brother Ben Perata and her sister Mary Perata. Ms. Perata loved being with her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
The Funeral Mass for Ms. Perata was held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at St. Philip Neri Church and she was laid rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
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Resident of Alameda
Frances Teresa Miller, née Tramontana, was born in August, 1943, in Alameda, CA, and she died February 5, 2021, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
She grew up in Alameda, attending St. Joseph’s Elementary School and later Notre Dame High School and dearly loved the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. She had many friends among children in her school and neighborhood and a large loving family with many aunts and uncles.
She graduated Providence College of Nursing and she spoke very fondly of her time working with young unwed mothers at Booth Memorial as well as her years at Herrick Hospital in Berkeley where she developed lifelong relationships with some of her dearest friends. Both of her children became RNs, following in their mother’s footsteps.
While in nursing school, she met the love of her life, Randy Miller, from Jamestown, NY Her mother, father, grandparents, aunts and uncles had all originated from Jamestown as well and had moved to the San Francisco Bay Area during WWII. After Fran and Randy wed, they spent a year and a half in Germany where Randy was stationed as a US Army Russian interpreter. It was here that the couple’s daughter Teresa was born, and after they returned to California, the couple settled in Alameda and the family grew with son Paul. Family was everything to Fran. While growing up, she spent a great deal of her time with her grandparents Grace and Sam, parents Rose and Joseph, and Aunt Jean and Uncle Bill. Fran and Randy took good care of her family members as they grew older.
Fran and Randy liked to travel, both with Randy’s parents, Paul and Edith, also of Jamestown and Lakewood, and with friends as well. They loved New Orleans as a special place.
They treasured the steamboat trips they enjoyed together. They became very active square dancers and campers and spent many weekends trailer-camping in the local Northern California area to attend 3-day dances. Fran joined the Ligure and Colombo Clubs with daughter Teresa to celebrate and embrace her Italian heritage.
Fran went back to school later and completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences. She continued to work at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley as a psychiatric nurse until 2010. After retirement she and Randy continued a very active square dance schedule and learned to line dance as well, making many new friends along the way.
Fran was the most beautiful and colorful person and the very best of cooks, with a great fondness for cookbooks of which she had a wonderful collection. She was also the very best of listeners, with a kind and compassionate ear. Fran was also a seamstress of the highest caliber, whatever her project of the moment: school uniforms, senior prom dresses or dance club costumes — she was capable of sewing anything.
She is survived by her husband Randy, son Paul and his wife Teresa Elaine and son Charlie, daughter Teresa Marie and her partner Bruce and their sons Aaron (Kate) and Noah (Hannah), friend Bende and many others who will miss her dearly every day but who had the good fortune to be loved by her. The Miller family would like to thank everyone for their support during Fran’s two years of treatments in Santa Monica. She was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Oakland, CA, near her mom and dad, aunt, uncle and grandparents.
We family members count ourselves as the luckiest people to have closely shared her life through good times and difficult ones, most of us for over half a century. She was an exceptionally kind and loving person who enriched our lives just by being with us. We will carry on without her, but with her spirit hovering over us to help keep us the kind of people she would like us to be, and with the hope and faith that we will be with her again someday in a better place.