Julie Claire Hanretty

January 30, 1950January 18, 2013

HANRETTY, Julie Claire Took her last breath on this earth, surrounded by the laughter of her family and was carried by our Lord into eternal life on January 18, 2013, after living with ovarian cancer for the past 3 1/2 years.

She was a lifelong resident of Sacramento who attended All Hallows grammar school, St. Francis High School and Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. She worked for the Sacramento County Public Defender's office where she had the distinction of being the first female criminal investigator in Sacramento County. She also was an associate professor of Criminal Justice at Sacramento State University.

She served in many capacities during her lifetime including the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 61, California Defense Investigators Association, St. Anthony's Church, St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Families First and the Sacramento Food Bank.

Her love of her family was her greatest passion. She was predeceased by her parents Peter Thomas Hanretty, Sr., Ada Giannoni Hanretty, and her brother Peter Thomas Hanretty, Jr. She is survived by her brother John Hanretty (Karen), her sister Theresa Anderson (David), her cousin Mack Whipple (Sharon) and her nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Her visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 23 at Harry A. Nauman & Son Funeral Home, 4041 Freeport Blvd. Sacramento 95822, from 4:00-8:00 pm with a vigil at 7:00 PM. Services will be on Thursday, January 24 at 10:00 am at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church 3235 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. Interment will be private.

Remembrances in her honor may be made to St. Jude's hospital.


  • Rosary Wednesday, January 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 24, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Julie Claire Hanretty

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March 9, 2013

xo T`

MaryJo Greany-Stokoe

January 27, 2013

God will be sure to see that you can view Italy from the best of all views. Look down on us and pray that we live half the life that you did.

January 26, 2013

You are an inspiration to all. We had some wonderful times at Gonzaga and God knows we did enough crazy things. All memories never to be forgotten. So happy I got to see you in October. Awesome reunion. I know you are looking down on all of us and giving us your blessing and love. Back at you.
God bless you and I will remember you always.

Dee Holm

January 26, 2013

I take comfort in knowing that you are now walking with the angels. I cherish our moments at G.U. together and will hold close to my heart the wonderful reunion weekend we recently shared. Rest in Peace my friend.

January 24, 2013

Oh Julie, we will miss your laugh and your bright smile! You fought a courageous battle to stay with us for as long as you could. Now you are with The Lord in His arms and free from pain. We are better people for knowing you. Our comfort and prayers to Theresa and all. Love, Jean and Bill Gray

David Anderson

January 22, 2013

You will be greatly missed. All the times we stayed up talking, sharing a glass of wine, talking about our next vacation or next trip to the boat, or even talking about my next softball game, which you loved to watch me play, well I will miss all those moments. Your loving brother-in-law David