Amanda "Mandy" J. Pais

May 10, 1977 - February 3, 2016
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Sunset View Mortuary
Janice Cain
Jeanne Dechiario
Paula DiPallo
Kimberly Rolfe
Mark Collins
Amy Stewertson, CRNA, MS
gina nejmanowski


Amanda “Mandy” J. Pais, 38, passed away on February 3, 2016 at her residence in Richmond, CA. Mandy was born in New Hampshire to David and Patricia (Sheridan) Howes and grew up in the states of Vermont and Maine. In 2004, she married Edward L. Pais in Massachusetts. In 2014, they made their home in the East Bay. Mandy graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She then attended Samuel Merritt University obtaining her Master of Science Degree in Nursing with a concentration in Anesthesia. She took great pride in her profession as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA). She is survived by her husband Edward; Father, David Howes; Mother, Patricia Sheridan; Sister, Caroline Howes; Brothers Owen and Luther Howes; Grandmothers, Grace Elizabeth Howes and Madeline Sheridan; and her canine companions, Hailey and Theodore. A Memorial service will be held at 2:30p.m. on Saturday, February 27 at Sunset View Mortuary, 101 Colusa Ave., El Cerrito. Officiating will be The Reverend Father Fernando Jose Cortez, St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, El Cerrito, CA. For Friends and Family in the Burlington, VT area, please join everyone for mutual support and watch the services being webcast on Saturday, February 27th 5:30-7:30pm. (Eastern Time). A reception will be held at The Champlain Mill, MWG Cafe on 5th floor, 20 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, VT 05404. Paid public parking available in Winooski City parking garage. Hosted by Bill & Michelle Nordberg. Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres provided. Questions & RSVP: bill_nordberg@yahoo.com. Anyone that cannot attend the service in person but would like to participate via webscast, please contact Ed as he will be sending out the links for the webcasting.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Friends of Dog Mountain and American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation. The links are http://www.dogmt.com/Donations.html and http://www.aana.com/aanaaffiliates/aanafoundation/Pages/How-to-Donate.aspx

A reception will be held in Kensington immediately following the Memorial Service.

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Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016

Time: 2:30 pm

Sunset View Mortuary


101 Colusa Ave, El Cerrito, CA, 94530

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Born: May 10, 1977
Died: February 3, 2016

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Mark Collins posted on 2/11/16

Worked - all too briefly - with Mandy at Stockton in 2014. She was invariably a cheerful and dependable colleague and a credit to her profession and family. Always kind and skillful, Mandy was a credit credit to her profession. May her memory and example assuage your grief, and leave you only the beautiful recollections of the loved and lost. Mark Collins, CRNA


Derek Pais posted on 2/11/16

Teddy, Please accept our Heartfelt Sympathies. Even though you live far away, both are in our thoughts & prayers May God Grant her everlasting peace and strength to you as well to bear this loss. In prayers Derek, Jeanne, Daniel & Hannah Pais Burlington, MA


Sunny posted on 2/12/16

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Kimberly Rolfe posted on 2/11/16

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Mark Collins posted on 2/11/16

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Amy Stewertson, CRNA, MS posted on 2/11/16

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Sunny posted on 2/12/16

I worked with Mandy in the MICU in VT prior to her attending CRNA school. I remember attending a 2 day Cardiology conference with her in Stowe and we had so much fun getting to know each other on a personal level. She talked freely about how much she loved her husband and her dogs. A beautiful smile hiding so much sadness. A brilliant girl. I am so saddened.


Lisa (Fales) Mbriwa posted on 2/27/16

Dear Ed, Praying for you! May you find peace and comfort today and in the days to come. I'm so thankful we had 30 years of fond memories and friendship. Mandy, my dear, dear friend, I love you and miss you! Lisa


gina nejmanowski posted on 2/11/16

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Paula DiPallo posted on 2/10/16

I'm very sorry to you Ted and all of Mandy's family for her loss...You are all in my prayers! So sorry


Dom posted on 2/12/16

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Barbara Jewett Noyes posted on 2/12/16

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Cyndy Benshoof Egan posted on 2/24/16

The last time I really remember talking with Mandy was all about her amazing trip to Fiji. She sounded so happy and alive speaking about the lead up to the trip and afterward. I am glad that she had the joy and memories of a time well spent and with her husband. I will always remember Mandy from the many beautiful photos she would post in her favorite and bright Lilly dresses and hope that her soul will be at peace. I hope that as time passes, the sorrow we all feel right now will be replaced with wonderful memories of her and that we will keep her in our hearts and thoughts as time goes by. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who knew and loved her and for her family and husband who will have many difficult days saying goodbye.


Kamini Jacob, first cousin to Teddy posted on 2/27/16

Dear Teddy, May the words of the psalmist, "Be still and know that I am your God" console you, comfort you, strenghten you, fill the void in your heart with His abiding peace in your hour of grief reassuring you that Mandy whom you love is safe with Him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Mandy's family. With heartfelt sympathy, Kamini, Viju, Jaitirth and Nayanatara Jacob


Dom posted on 2/12/16

I'm Dom Pinto...your Dad's cousin. Sorry to hear of your loss. Deepest sympathies and God's Divine healing from my family to yours....


Mary Fullerton posted on 2/28/16

Thank you Ed for providing the link to a beautiful tribute to a most amazing woman. Thankful for seeing the service, love and hugs to you and family from Mandy's friends and coworkers in Santa Fe!


Madeline posted on 2/27/16

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Janice Cain posted on 2/13/16

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Erica Belida posted on 4/1/16

Dear Ed, I am not sure if you remember me, but I met you once at your home in Burlington. I went to nursing school with Mandy, though I didn't know her well then. Years after graduation from UVM, I received a phone call from Mandy. She had been so resourceful, having found me online! I had just started attending the Nurse Anesthesia program at USC in Los Angeles, and somehow she had discovered this. We spoke on the phone several times during our training, and shared clinical experiences and hopes for the future. Later, she joined our anesthesiology department in Burlington, Vermont. Mandy was enthusiastic and funny, and had so much energy! She was passionate in all areas of her life. Though she loved anesthesia, nothing was more important to her than your family. Ed, she loved you so much! Every time she mentioned your name her face lit up with love. Mandy and I also shared a deep love for our dogs and we shared many funny dog stories at work. I wish there were words I could offer that would soothe your pain. I am truly sorry for your loss! Mandy will always been remembered for her vibrant personality and great sense of humor. Please know that all of us in Vermont are sending our love and support. Sincerely, Erica Belida


Juliette Pinto posted on 3/1/16

Dear Teddy, Although I never met Mandy was so fortunate to meet you at Nanditha's wedding in Mangalore, India to hear from you personally and see in your eyes your love for Mandy. May this same love that brought you together, the memories shared strengthen you on in the days to follow. If you say you don't know, you don't understand, you have not experienced this hurt and pain, I have when I lost my parents, my husband and my brother Vernon your dear dad....I understand your grief and pain. As the days, weeks and months pass by, when you are all by yourself and seeking to find answers to the many whys may the Spirit of God bring His peace, joy and love in your heart by reflecting on St. Augustine's famous words, "our hearts are restless until they rest in you" to comfort you, strengthen you and help you keep Mandy's spirit alive in the hearts of all who loved her too and miss her now. Please accept my deepest sympathies and my prayers and thoughts are with you, Lois, Vernon Jr. Sandra & children and with Mandy's grieving family too. Yours in grief, A. Juliette


June posted on 2/28/16

Dear Teddy, We are saddened to hear about the demise of dear Mandy. Our Hearthfelt sympathies are with you and Mandy's family. May God grant you the strenght to bear this great loss. With you in prayer. Joey, June, Pradeep, Vir and Varun


Anjali Gonsalves posted on 2/26/16

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