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Margaret “Rita” Driscoll

Date of Death: December 12, 2016
Sunset View Mortuary
Sunday 12/18, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunset View Mortuary
Sunday 12/18, 6:00 pm
St. Jerome Catholic Church
Monday 12/19, 11:00 am
Sunset View Cemetery Association
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Rita Driscoll of El Cerrito passed away peacefully in her family home on December 12, 2016 surrounded by her devoted family. She was born in County Kerry (Castleisland), Ireland. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years (Michael) and loving son Timothy. Rita is survived by 8 children: Michael G. Driscoll,Continue Reading

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Michael Burke left a message on December 19, 2016:
Hi Mary Beth and Colleen My name is Mike Burke son of Redmond (Mundy) Burke Ballymacpierce, Tralee County Kerry. I was sorry to hear of your sad news and would like to pass on my sympathy to you and all your other siblings at this difficult time. My wife Catherine and I met and stayed with Rita back in March 1991 and she was very good to us putting us up for a while and feeding us well. I can remember meeting Mary Beth and Colleen and one of your brothers who had a red sports car at the time, a RED ford Mustang I think which he let me drive around the block (Mind you he was very nervous that I would crash into something!!!) My mom Sheila used to write to Rita regularly with all the news from home at a time when there was no emailing or Facebook. I can also remember parcels of clothes coming from various relations around America and I am sure Rita was among those sending them. When these parcels would arrive we would all be wondering was there something nice in there that we would wear and no one else around here would have anything like it!!! There might have been the odd fight or two to determine who got what!! My own mom Sheila died 4 years ago aged 81 and my dad Redmond around 8 years ago at 81 also so I know the feeling of sadness that surrounds you at this difficult time. We still miss them both very much especially around Christmas time when we all got together on Christmas eve to open presents, a very special memory. So you are facing into your first Christmas without Rita which will be tough but remember the good times and you will get through it OK. Best wishes Mike, Catherine and Family
Colleen Gallagher left a message on December 20, 2016:
Thank you so much! My mom loved her family in Tralee so very much and had many stories about home. I remember your visit well! And I remember meeting your folks when were back in the early 80's. Thinking of you as well..Merry Christmas..
Mary Beth left a message on December 20, 2016:
Just lovely! Thank you so very very much... OX
Sunset View Mortuary left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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