SOPHIA M. SPATOLA "Boomer" Virtuous Wisdom Newburgh, N.Y. Sophia ended this world's journey Tuesday night, April 25, 2006 at Westchester Trauma Center. Sophia was born March 10, 1985 at 3:52 p.m. at Carter Street in Newburgh, with her sister, Genesis, attending her entrance into this world. Sophia attended The Children's Place, Gidney Avenue School, Gardnertown School and Bishop Dunn Memorial School. She graduated from North Junior High School in 2000. She was a member of the North High ROTC. She was a member of SHERPA and played basketball for "Aunt Sue" Prokosch. Sophia graduated from Valley Central High School at the age of 17 in 2002. Sophia then attended Dutchess Community College and graduated with an Associate's Degree on May 19, 2005. Sophia was honored with the Dean's List Certificate on May 12, 2003. Sophia worked various jobs, always focusing on her dream to complete her studies in English Literature and write her book. Sophia was a writer, poet, philosopher and guiding light for all of us left behind to cherish her memories and love. Sophia had presented her works for the first time on April 20, 2006 at a Poetry Reading. Sophia is survived by her mother, Jeannette "Jen" McTamaney Ryan; her sister, Genesis M. Spatola and her fiancÚ, John Heller; and her M.O.D. Bob St. John; her stepfathers, Stephen Moore and Harry Ryan; her Aunt Mimi, Ellen, Uncle Bob and Uncle Paul, Aunt Gail and Aunt Amelia; her cousins: Robert McTamaney Jr., Matthew, Katherine, Sarah, Brian, Karen and Natalie; her father, Charles, and Jacqueline and Debbie. Sophia was predeceased by her grandparents: Dr. R.A. McTamaney and Mary Maloney, Ida Ferdico and Charles Sr. Sophia was most cherished to her Uncle Mike Hoffman and her Uncle Jerry, and to Destiny Stackhouse, who met her with open arms. A Memorial Service will be held at Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home, Inc., 318 N. Montgomery St., Newburgh, N.Y. on Sunday, April 30, 2006 from 2-6 p.m. At the closing of her memorial service, and at Sophia's request, she will take her final ride home to Walden with her mom "WILD" on her Harley. All are welcome to follow her mom and ride free. The more the merrier! In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Make A Wish Foundation and Ronald McDonald House at Westchester Medical Center in Sophia's name. For all those who feel her loss, do not ask, "Why?" Just know that you have been brushed with her love, wisdom and beauty. At Sophia's request, she was an organ donor. Her loss has saved so many. She will live on and give of herself. Sophia lived life to the fullest. She never took what time she had on this earth for granted. Do not remember how her life ended, but remember and cherish how she lived.