Vivian Raineri, 86, of Modesto, passed away at Hy-Lond Convalescent Hospital in Modesto. She was born in Roseburg, Ore. to Henry and Muriel McGuckin. The family moved to Napa, where Vivian completed her schooling and began her career as a journalist and author. She wrote for the Bay Area Bureau of the Peoples’ World Newspaper. She was politically astute and active with the Women for Peace in Berkeley, where she lived most of her life. Vivian authored the book “The Red Angel,” a biography of Elaine Yoneda, a lady who served time in an internment camp during World War II.
Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, in 1990 after 44 years of marriage. She is survived by sons, Michael (Nancy) Raineri of Oakdale and Ben Raineri of Magnolia, Texas; brothers, Henry McGuckin of Santa Rosa and Edward McGuckin of Scotts Valley; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Please leave memories and condolences at www.allenmortuary.com.