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Cathy Riordan

Of Sonoma, CA, formerly of San Francisco, CA, and Abington, MA, passed away on Wednesday April 24, 2013, following a brief battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family including her sons Luke and Jesse Helland and her life partner, Lacy Atkins.

Cathy grew up in Massachusetts and was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Upon moving to California she attended The University of California Davis, earning a masters degree in Plant and Soil Science which she parlayed into many business interests including, C Flora Design and The Yard Squad which led to numerous appearances on HGTV's "Curb Appeal". Although choosing to make her home in the San Francisco area she enjoyed spending time with her family during annual trips to their home on Cape Cod.

Cathy is also survived by her parents John D. Riordan Esq. and Sue Riordan of Dennis, MA and Venice, Fl, her siblings: Mark Riordan and his wife Ann of Hanover, MA, Sue Ann Hurley and her husband Jack of Kingston, MA, Jeanne Riordan of Abington, MA, Jack Riordan and his wife Linda of Kingston, MA, Debbie Wright and her husband RD of Roanoke, VA, Dan Riordan and fiance Nancy Gervasi of Abington, MA, and the late Lynda Webb Riordan of Abington. A loving aunt to thirteen nephews and two nieces, Cathy was a creative and talented designer, florist, gardener, cook, and an avid reader. She will be sorely missed by her family and her many friends.

A memorial gathering is being held in Sonoma on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cathy Riordan memorial fund, Wells Fargo Bank, 3 Tunstead Ave., San Anselmo, CA 94960

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Apr. 28, 2013
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