OBITUARY

Sophie Ann Misshula

April 19, 1996September 24, 2017

It is with the deepest sadness that the family of Sophie Ann Misshula announces her peaceful passing on Sunday, September 24, 2017.

Beloved by all who met her, Sophie lived to be a person for others. She brought love, joy, and happiness to her family and friends from the day she was born in New York, New York on April 19, 1996. Since then, Sophie relayed magic, strength, possibility, and love to those around her. She was funny and sweet and clever and hard-working and wise beyond her years and, above all, a loving and devoted daughter to her parents, Nancy Errichetti and Evan Misshula, and a most loving sister to her brothers, Aidan and Griffin.

In her twenty-one years, Sophie lived. She lived in New York City; Greenwich, Connecticut; Menlo Park, California; Raleigh and Wilmington, North Carolina; and Ubeda, Spain. She travelled to other diverse parts of the world. She pushed the height of her brilliant athletic ability in several sports. She brought grace to many mountains as a most beautiful skier. She cooked a mean egg Gemelli pasta and wrote passionately about her beloved eggs when not cooking or eating them. To be sure, Sophie lived a life well-lived.

Sophie’s tenacity and grit were inspiring. She graduated from Millbrook High School, where she excelled in the classroom, in the community, on the stage of the Women’s Chamber Choir, and on the lacrosse playing field and golf course. At University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Sophie thrived as a Communications major and Professional Writing Certificate candidate.

Sophie gave many gifts to the world. One of her biggest gifts was her resolve and commitment to integrate people of diverse cultures, recognizing that we are more alike in our differences. True to her enterprising spirit and love of the embracing-Latino culture, Sophie helped launch Alpha Psi Lambda – a co-ed Latino fraternity for which she served as its Community Service Chair with a focus on helping children reach their potential in school. Alpha Psi Lambda was her family-away-from-home.

And, at home, Sophie loved her close-knit family with ferosity. She was predeceased by her adoring Grammy – her grandmother, Ann “Bobbi” Errichetti, from whom she learned her culinary gifts. Along with her beloved parents and brothers, Sophie leaves her grandparents – Vivien and Abraham Misshula; her aunts and uncles – Maryann (Dr. Glenn) Davis, Meg (Dennis) Helms, Michael (Beba) Errichetti, and Steven (Estelle) Misshula; her cousins – Dr. Christopher Davis, Julia and Alexander Helms, Luisa, Michael, Mark and Thomas Errichetti, and Zahava Misshula; her furry-pal, Maverick, and so many anecdotes that will be told for years and years to come.

Sophie set an example of how to love and live with abandon and thoughtfulness and be a kind and luminous person. Sophie was, and will always be, the light and love of our lives. To celebrate her, there will be a memorial service held on Sunday, October 8, 2017, beginning at 4:30pm and concluding at 6:30pm at North Ridge Country Club, 6612 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27615, telephone: 919-846-9667.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that you consider memorial donations to The Mosaic Project, 478 Santa Clara Avenue, Suite 200, Oakland, California 94610, telephone: 510-452-3377; email: info@mosaicproject.org.

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, October 8, 2017

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October 19, 2017

Dear Sophie's family. Sophie and I weren't close but I had some classes with her in High School. We never really talked but I remember that she was always really nice to everyone. She was very smart and excelled in our classes together. She is loved by many

Marianella Jara

October 14, 2017

Marianella Jara

October 14, 2017

Marianella Jara

October 14, 2017

Marianella Jara

October 14, 2017

I am deeply sorry for your loss and I send my deepest sympathy and prayers. Sophie was my student at UNCW. She studied abroad in Spain with me last summer. It was a real pleasure knowing her and having her as a student. She was very smart and such a highly motivated student. I truly enjoyed having her in class and seeing her on campus. I will miss her beautiful smile. May her rest in peace.

Marianella Jara

October 14, 2017

May your family find strengh and rejoice in the beautiful memories. May Sophie rest in peace and be happy in heaven.

Marianella Jara

October 14, 2017

Lori Massad

October 12, 2017

Nancy, there are no words to describe how sorry I am for the loss of your dear daughter. I have wonderful memories of her on the soccer field with you cheering her on. You are a fiercely devoted and loving mother and I know what a deep and special bond you had with your daughter. You were her cheerleader and role model and fueled her passion to live life to the fullest. My prayers will be with you and your family each and everyday, and I will be sending you healing energy from afar. With deepest sympathy and sorrow, Lori

Tammy Squires

October 11, 2017

Dearest Nancy,
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys. I am so sorry to hear of Sophie's passing. I hope each of you can find comfort in warm memories of special times together.

Toby Ozure

October 9, 2017

Dear family, My children and I are so sad that Sophie has passed away. I remember her as such a sweet young girl and she and my grandson Andrew would play together here on Long Island. I'm so very much in pain over this and thinking of all of you. I'm sorry. Warmly cousin Toby and, Julie

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