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Dorene E. Cosgrove

1932 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Dorene E. Cosgrove
Nov. 8, 1932 - Oct. 19. 2013
Resident of Oakland
Dorene Ellen Cosgrove, age 80, died peacefully surrounded by her devoted children on Saturday, October 19. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, she was preceded in death by her parents Harry and Florence Boyter, husband Dick and daughter Jody. She is survived by her children Linda, Kathy (Brian) Mitchell, Nancy (Alan) Marcus, Andy (Julie), Patty (Russell) Stanten, Matt and Daniel, 19 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, her sisters Clare Prior and Kathy Saldin, extended family and friends who all mourn her loss.
Dorene was born in Oakland on November 8, 1932. She attended St. Jarlath Church and School and Holy Names High School. Her faith and family were central to her life and she was active in the St. Jarlath's Parish Council and Mother's Club, while raising her 8 children in Oakland. Dorene and Dick, her husband of 54 years, retired to Graeagle where they engaged in civic and church life in their beloved second home until returning in 2006 to the Bay Area. Dorene graced the lives of all who knew her with her kind and generous ways. Her legacy is a large and loving family and the joy of lifelong friendships. Dorene's life was well-lived, she was well-loved, and will be dearly missed.
Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, October 25 at 1pm, St. Jarlath Church, 2620 Pleasant St., Oakland

Published in Contra Costa Times on Oct. 22, 2013
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