about Jamie

Jamie Passaro is a writer whose articles, interviews, and essays have been published in The New York Times, Oregon Humanities, Full Grown People, The Washington Post parenting blog, TheAtlantic.com, The Sun, and Utne Magazine, among other places.

She comes to the work of obituary writing with a love of personal stories and the way they can be captured and passed on, creating and invigorating memories and soothing grieving loved ones. (Read her thoughts on what goes into a great obit.) Read Jamie’s eulogy for her mother as well.

Jamie lives in Eugene, Oregon, with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys porch-sitting, dog parks, impromptu dinner parties, meandering walks and bike rides, reading books with her kids or on her own, and officiating the occasional wedding.

Jamie is a member of the Society of Professional Obituary Writers.

Special thanks to Claire Flint Last for the illustrations on this site and Figoli Quinn & Associates for the website design.