Ramona was the beloved wife of the late Thomas H. Musker, of Lynnfield. She was the devoted mother of Oscar J. Musker and his wife Janine Brunelle Musker of Lynn; Susan Oliva and her husband Richard Oliva of Okatie, South Carolina; Joseph Musker, of Washington D.C.; and was the grandmother of Joseph D. Oliva of Lynnfield. She was the cherished sister of Emma, Jorge, Carlos, Jose and their families of Mexico. In-laws, cousins, nephews, nieces, and other relatives in the United States and Mexico also survive her.
Ramona was born in El Dorado, Sinaloa, Mexico, on Nov. 12, 1936. She met Tom Musker in Mexico around 1960 and “took a chance” to move to Massachusetts for what proved to be a long, loving marriage until Tom died in 2002. Ramona had an associate’s degree and became a dedicated wife, caregiver and mother at their home in Lynnfield. She enjoyed playing tennis, bowling, dining out, dancing and gardening when she had free time.
Once Tom passed in 2002, Ramona spent much of her time with family friends, as well as with her tennis team friends. Whether family, friends, tennis or bowling friends, neighbors, or her caregivers at Palmettos in her final months, Ramona’s “sass” and silly humor made people laugh, love her, care for her and never forget her. Her energy, humor and thoughtfulness will never be forgotten.
A private funeral service for close family and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home at 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Thursday Oct. 14, at 11 a.m., which will be immediately followed by a burial service at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, 185 Lake St., in Peabody.
Flowers are welcomed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may also be dedicated to Ramona’s name to The American Cancer Society via the following website: www.cancer.org. People should click “donate” in the top right corner.