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Catherine Halloran


1927 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
icon 1927 - May 24, 2015 Catherine Halloran passed away in Arcadia on May 24, 2015. Catherine was preceded in death by her loving husband, William, and her brother Patrick. She is survived by her 10 children and 15 grandchildren. Catherine is also survived by her sisters Eileen and Babe as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Catherine was born in Ireland in 1927. She was a beautiful Irish rose who stole the heart of everyone she met, especially our Dad when he first saw her big blue eyes and wonderful soul. She was an engaging and captivating conversationalist, and she treated everyone she met with respect and kindness. She had tremendous warmth, kindness, and deep faith. She became a nurse in her late teens. She was an incredibly talented and respected nurse and mid-wife. As an operating room nurse, she worked side by side with the world's most prominent heart surgeons of the time, Dr. DeBakey and Dr. Cooley. She was devoted to her patients for 10 years and then turned that devotion into her growing family. Catherine was very adventurous and enjoyed traveling to different parts of the world with her husband. Her children and grandchildren were her life's work and her supreme accomplishment. Mom, enjoy your reunion with Dad. You are in our hearts now and always.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 10 to June 14, 2015
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