We express our sincere appreciation to all for the many expressions of sympathy extended to our family in the recent passing of our dear mother, cherished aunt, and friend. The sympathy cards, spiritual bouquets, Mass cards, floral tributes, and the many charitable donations made, especially to the St. Paul's Preservation Fund and Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory in her memory are so gratefully appreciated.|
Our heartfelt thanks is extended to Fr. Mario Farana, Fr. John Greene, and to Fr. Tom Seagrave for guiding our family these many years and for honoring our mother in the celebration of the funeral mass. Your friendship has sustained our family, and we are eternally grateful.
Our sincere thanks and appreciation is extended to Miss Radia Hassen, who assisted and cared for our mother at home, and to Dr. Jessica Lapasia MD and the staff of the Nephrology RAI Clinic for their exceptional care, attention, and concern for our mother in her time of need.
We convey our appreciation to Messrs Bill Welch, Steven Welch, and to the entire staff of DUGGAN'S FUNERAL SERVICE / THE DUGGAN WELCH FAMILY of San Francisco for once again assisting our family in our time of need. Our appreciation is extended to Sinai Memorial Chapels Board of Directors, Executive Director, Operations Manager Robert Perez, and Director Josh Alpert and to the entire staff for their courtesies and expressions of sympathy. We acknowledge the San Francisco Police Officers Association, the S.F.P.D. commanding staff, motorcycle escort division, and rank and file officers for their expressions of sympathy and for assisting us once again.
Our acknowledgments are also extended to the Pettigrew family of Pettigrew Casket Co., William J. Eaton and family of the York/Matthews Co., the Gutierrez family of Colma Floral Shop, Miss Monica Williams, and the entire staff of Holy Cross Cemetery, and to the Vierhaus family of American Monumental Co. Each exceeded all expectations in assisting our family in honoring both our father and mother; we are so appreciative of your considerations and expertise.
Words cannot adequately express the depth of our sentiments regarding the enduring friendships, spanning over seven decades, developed by our parents Coleman and Rosemary. From childhood to present day, the families, and friends within St. Paul's parish, within the Irish community, the friends near and far, and simply all who have touched our hearts and lives in the good times and the bad: we are so blessed to know, and to have known you all.
A self-proclaimed simple woman, and against our mothers wishes, a grand affair it truly was!
With heartfelt appreciation,
The Halloran Family
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Mar. 16, 2014