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Catherine Rivera Haley
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1930
Death: Sep., 2006
Alameda County
California, USA

CATHERINE (RIVERA) HALEY Resident of Alameda Age 76, died at Bay View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Alameda, CA following a courageous 12-year battle with Parkinson's disease. Catherine was born in Oakland, CA on January 9, 1930 to the late Theodore Rivera and Maria Guadalupe Aguirre. She attended St. Patrick's parochial school and graduated from Oakland High School in 1949. In 1955, she graduated as an L.V.N. from Holy Names College, Spokane, WA. She loved her long career as an L.V.N. and in the early 1980's she moved to Colorado Springs, CO to be near her grandchildren. As a retiree, she returned to school and obtained her A.A. degree from Pikes Peak Community College in 1989. From a very early age, Catherine had a deep love for music and singing. She also enjoyed dancing, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. A devout Catholic, she was a member of the church choir throughout her life, from the mid 1940's until she became hospitalized in the late 1990's. Her love and compassion for helping the less fortunate was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be deeply missed by every life she has touched. Catherine is survived by her son, Major Steven L. Haley, USA Ret., her granddaughter Ruth Haley, and her five sisters: Santa (Santos) Alvarez of Union City, Rose Salazar of Newark, Lucy Lopez of Hayward, Lupe (Robert) Perez and Jessie (Danny) Sharp of Fremont. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends, especially: Dinah Barros of Oakland, Jean Dalipe of Alameda; Jo and Bud LeJeune, Irene and Andy Talmidge, Jean Granfield, all of Colorado Springs, CO. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Christopher Haley. A Celebration of Life will be held in Fremont, CA on Friday, September 22 with a memorial mass at 10:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, followed by a reception at the Cabrillo Park Cafe. Private interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, at a later date. Her family would like to thank all of the staff of Bay View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Alameda for providing loving, professional care for these past four years, as well as the staff of Odyssey Hospice in Santa Clara, for their unique help and support during her final months.

Alameda Times-Star 9/17/06.
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Alameda County
California, USA
Created by: Travelingal
Record added: Jun 07, 2009
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Catherine <i>Rivera</i> Haley
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- Travelingal
 Added: Jun. 7, 2009

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