Julia R. Wooster

Stoughton- Julia R. (Monteros) Wooster, age 82, Stoughton, WI, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at the UW Hospital in Madison, WI.

Julia was born August 26, 1930, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, daughter of the late Daniel Alberto Monteros and Mercedes del Carmen Santillan. There she met and married her first husband Sergio Nascimbeni and had their first child, a son, Aldo. They moved to Rorai Piccolo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. Their 2nd child, Mariah arrived 12 years later, which prompted a move to Chicago, IL. Shortly thereafter they were divorced. While in Chicago those early years she worked on the factory line at Zenith Television Company and various other homecare jobs to make ends meet. Julia met her future husband, Charles C. Wooster, as his housekeeper in Skokie, IL. They fell in love conversing over a Spanish/English dictionary. Together they enjoyed a wonderful 12 years of marriage before her beloved passed away. Her love for him and the memories they shared remained strong and close to her heart through her final days. She was a devoted Catholic, avid knitter and an accomplished cook. She loved the Opera and to dance, specifically the Argentine Tango. She loved to travel and has had resided in Argentina, Italy, Chicago, IL, Fort Lauderdale, FL and Stoughton, WI. She was fluent in Spanish, Italian and English. Her genuine warmth and nurturing nature made her a wonderful nanny to children and caregiver to the elderly. She touched many lives and made many friendships through all her travels, relocations and caregiver positions. She knew many adversities in her life, perhaps most significantly her long struggle with difficult complications from diabetes. However, she always proved herself more resilient and courageous than she or anyone thought. Her tenacity and will to be present and contribute something of her life to this world was strong. She will always be remembered for her generosity of heart and capacity to love, her strength and courage, and her immense love for her family, who will miss her greatly and where she will always remain their sweet Mama and Abuelita.

Julia is survived by two children, Aldo D. Nascimbeni (Cleris) of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Mariah Wooster-Lehman (Asaph) of Stoughton, WI; one sister Matilde Marckwardt of Bartlett, IL; five grandchildren, Sergio Nascimbeni (Kristi) of Travis Air Force Base, CA, Adriana Nascimbeni (Billy Gante) of Boca Raton, FL, Andre Nascimbeni of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Owen and Julia Lehman of Stoughton, WI; two great-grandchildren, Annabelle and Allessandro Nascimbeni of Travis Air Force Base, CA and Anthony and Gabriella Gante of Boca Raton, FL.; two nieces, Alyce Spychalski (Joseph) of Bartlett, IL and Vilma Monteros-Eddy (Larry) of Seminole, FL; two great nieces Suzanne Anzalone (Frank) of Palatine IL, and Justine Eddy of Seminole (FL) and great-nephew Daniel Spychalski of Bartlett, IL. She also had a wonderful step-family whom she loved dearly that include but are not limited to grandsons Charles and James Shea and son-in-law Richard Shea of Skokie, IL. The Lehman family members; Jocelyn, Charles, Rachel, Ben, Naomi, Sebastian and Asaph.

Julia was preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. Wooster, her brothers Roque, Juan and Daniel Monteros, and by her loving step daughters Mary Lehman, Sarah Staessens and Ruth Shea. We would like to thank Care Wisconsin, Skaalen Physical Therapy, Oregon Manor and especially Alice Laurant her physical therapist for all that you do and the care and love you bestowed on her throughout the years.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Office of the Blind and Visually Impaired, who offer education, advocacy and the tools to the visually impaired to enjoy a better quality of life. Donations may also be made to Care Wisconsin an elder care organization that assist seniors in managing their medical needs and to maintain a safe independent quality of life. Both of these non-profit organizations made a big impact on Julia and made life so much easier for her. The family appreciates all that they have done thru the many years. We would also like to thank staff at UW Hospital IMC and Palliative Care Units for keeping her comfortable in her final days as well as their general care, concern and support.

To make a cash gift, please send donation to one of the following:

Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Attn Linda Huffer, Director
1 West Wilson
PO Box 7851
Madison, WI 53707-7851

To learn about different giving options and receive more information, please contact Linda Huffer at 608-266-5641 or e-mail at
(Please make checks payable to Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired please include in honor of Julia R. Wooster in the Memo.)

Care Wisconsin
Attn: Rita Wells
2802 International Lane
P.O. Box 14017
Madison, WI 53708-0017

To learn about different giving options and receive more information, please contact Rita Wells at (608) 245-3093 or email
(Cash gifts may be accepted for both restricted and non-restricted purposes.
Please make checks payable to Care Wisconsin please include in honor of Julia R. Wooster in the Memo.)

In keeping with the wishes of Julia, there will be no funeral or service. Friends, Family and Caregivers are encouraged leave memories and condolences below.

Cress Funeral Service
(608) 873-9244

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