|Birth: ||Aug. 2, 1921|
|Death: ||Sep. 15, 2010|
San Mateo County
Mary Jane (Walsh) Cunningham passed away peacefully at her home in Redwood City while surrounded by her family on Wednesday, September 15, 2010.
Mary Jane was born August 2, 1921 in Oakland, CA. Her parents, Florence and Joseph Walsh were native San Franciscans. She was one of five siblings who attended St. Columba Elementary school. She graduated from Golden Gate Jr. High School and University High School, Class of 1940.
She worked for AT&T Phone Company before meeting the love of her life, James Cunningham, who worked for the port of San Francisco. Married in 1960, they settled in San Francisco in the heart of the city she so adored. Noe Valley became the neighborhood she would traverse everyday having never bothered to get a driver's license. She became a fixture riding Muni or walking the neighborhood everyday greeting her neighbors with her beautiful smile and simple acts of kindness.
Mary Jane loved her Catholic Faith, her family, numerous friends, and the good people from St. Paul's parish in San Francisco She attended daily mass, from which would spring the day's activities, charity work, or appointments.
Mary Jane was a member of the Laurentian Institute #70 YLI, United Irish Cultural Center, and the St. Francis Division LAOH. She was also a member for many years of the St. Paul's Women's Club and Alter Society.
Mary Jane loved to interact with others, go on excursions and simply have fun. Life was fabulous and there was always a reason to celebrate.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Anne Cunningham Campbell and Greg Campbell; grandson, Alex Campbell, her brothers Joe Walsh of San Leandro, CA, Larry Walsh (Georgina) of Hemet, CA. and many beloved nieces and nephews. Mary Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Cunningham, brothers Al Branin and Fr. David Walsh, sister-in-laws Helen Cunningham Follan (Howard) and Eleanor Walsh, brothers-in-law Charlie Cunningham (Dina) and Bill Cunningham.
Friends may visit Tuesday, September 21, 2010 after 6:00 p.m. and are invited to attend the Vigil/Holy Rosary at 7:30 p.m. and Funeral Mass on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. (ALL) in St. Paul's Catholic Church, Church and Valley Streets, San Francisco.
Burial will follow in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma.
Published in the San Francisco Chronicle from September 19 to September 20, 2010.
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
San Mateo County
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Sep 19, 2010
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