"Our loved ones die only when we, whom they loved, forget them." ~anonymous
Dear Thomas and Staff,
Thank you for honoring Lynn's life by planting a tree in the Penny Pines Plantation of the Mendocino National Forest. What a lovely tribute you have given him.
I appreciate all of your help and understanding during this difficult time.
Sincerely, Susan H.
Dear Kirk and Thomas,
Thank you for your kind attention in managing the details of my mom's death and funeral. I think she would have approved. The circumstances were surreal, but the intimacy, love and sacredness shined through. I appreciated your practical yet caring approach before, during and after the event. Thank you for your good service.
Warm regards, Sara V. C.
Just a little note with immense gratitude for all your time, efforts, support and compassion during our time of need.
Please extend my appreciation, our appreciation to Brian for his help and guidance as well as Ed for his kindness, flexibility and generosity on behalf of myself and entire D. family here and abroad...thank you.
God bless you, your families and loved ones. Stay safe. Stay well.
Sincerely, Maria V.
Thank you for the tree to be planted in the Penny Pines Plantation in honor for Patricia M.
Also thanks Kirk and Thomas for your loving help arranging everything.
Sincerely, Georgia and Margaret
Dear Thomas, Oscar, Kirk and all at Duggan's Mission Chapel,
Thank you for care and support in guiding us through Tim's final arrangements. The respect, kindness and compassion shown towards our family will never be forgotten.
With gratitude, Andrea G. and family
I wanted to express our family's sincere thanks and gratitude for your excellent care and handling of our mom, Linda and Grant as well. Your attention to detail for their arrangements along with your guidance and support through this process has been truly exceptional. We look forward to her special day of celebration, memorial services and her final interment on May 1st. Thanks for making such a nice difference for us!
Warmest regards, Chris E. & family
Words cannot express the kindness and empathy you showed myself and my family when my dad, Wes G. passed in August. I have thought of it often and your gentle spirit comforted me so much! You are a blessing!
Patti A. on behalf of Wes G's family
Thank you so much for taking care of Cecily's funeral. It was well-organized and went according to Kyra's wishes.
Thank you to you and Duggan's for making arrangements for our father's passing so easy during a difficult time.
We appreciate the thoughtful gift of planting a tree in Dad's memory in the Mendocino National Forest.
Your calming presence was much appreciated.
Thank you, again.
Lisa S. Richard D. Robert D.
Thank you so much for your kind and gentle stewardship through my mom's death and even beyond, for all of us left grieving. We are all truly grateful for your warmth and your generous ability to tend to us as we navigate this new world without her. You and Oscar allowed us many precious moments that we will always cherish.
Dear Staff of Duggan's Mission Chapel,
Thank you for your very thoughtful gift of a living memorial tree in the Penny Pines Plantation of the Mendocino National Forest in memory of mother, Emma F. She will be in Michigan for her interment. So now, I will have a local spot to visit in her memory.
Thank you once again-- Sincerely, Mary S.
Thomas and Kirk,
Thank you for the thoughtful gesture of planting a tree in memory of our brother, Mike L. You made all of the details so nice for the service. Our family and friends appreciate all that you did.
Thank you again, Lynn Z. and Janet O.
On behalf of our entire family--thank you so much for the amazing service & respect you gave to our Father and his family.
We so appreciated your kindness and attention to detail throughout the preparations and funeral service.
Thank you-- Mike C. Kevin C. Scott S.
Thank you to the staff of Duggan's Mission Chapel. Your services are first rate! You guided me through the preparations very professionally. A particular thanks to Thomas for all he did.
All the best, Rick M.
Thank you for your direction and guidance in planning my mother's services. It takes a special person to help during such a difficult time. Your care and attention to detail was greatly appreciated. My mom was honored in a loving & dignified way.
p.s., Marilyn left her role in good hands.
Sincerely, Mary D.
Thank you so much for your unconditional compassion. We appreciate your patience, endless kindness, & helpfulness with our family in a time like this. Your help with our family during this time will never be forgotten & we appreciate you so much. Thank you.
With all our love, Charles, Crystal & Angelica
Dear Mr. Leon,
I would like to thank you for the excellent service I received from your staff. I was so impressed from the time that my mother, Eleanor K., came in some 19 years ago to make her arrangements, to her service. I was especially impressed and grateful for Thomas for all he did to make a sad time easier. He was efficient but also thoughtful and caring. I just can't say enough about what a blessing he was a t a difficult time.
Sincerely, Patti V.
Duggan's Mission Chapel Staff,
Please accept our sincerest thank you for all you have done for our loved one James M. S. and our family.
You were there when we needed you most and we are forever grateful!
In addition you honored Jim in the best way possible--He was an outdoorsman and the trees were his favorite! Now he has one planted in his honor.
Again we can't thank you enough,
Gloria S. and the Jim S. Family
Handling my sister’s final arrangements is by far the hardest thing I have ever done. Thomas and Kirk provided a special kind of compassion. Never once did I feel unheard.
Duggan’s Mission Chapel and again, more specifically Thomas and Kirk, literally helped every step of the way through this difficult stage of the grief. Whatever they could do to help, they offered and did. Their professionalism and sensitivity made every difference in the world. Words cannot express the respect and gratitude I feel for Thomas and Kirk and all the service and assistance they provided. On behalf of my family, thank you for helping us to truly honor my sister's final journey.
Thank you for being an integral part of my life. Your kindness and gentle demeanor held me together emotionally while planning my Father's cremation. Thank you also for the great referral of having my Father's ashes flown over San Francisco Bay Bridge. I went there in July to the spot of the bridge to say a few words. It will be a great place for me to visit whenever possible.
Sincerely, Laurrie A.
Dear Duggan's Staff,
Thank you for planting a tree in honor of my mom, Gaetana D. What a terrific idea! We love trees!
Thanks again, Gail P.
Dear Thomas -
I love the idea of Dad's tree growing in the Mendocino National Forest! What a thoughtful gesture - thank you so much.
I am so grateful for your many kindnesses and help during this difficult time.
You have walked me through step-by-step arranging everything and keeping me from making a misstep. I am sure Isabella would be very pleased if she were here.
Thank you again!
Warmes regards, Phyllis W.
Dear Duggan's Staff,
So kind of you to honor my husband's life with a tree. It will grow to the heavens where J. is now. May God bless you and keep you healthy.
Angie M. and Family
Thomas and the staff of Duggan's,
We cannot thank you enough for the kindness, compassion, reverence and understanding you have shown us during this difficult time. We also appreciate the kind gift of the Penny Pines Plantation tree, planted in my father's memory.
The family of Angelo P.
Leonard Duggan and Family,
Thank you for your kind donation of a tree planted in the Mendocino National Forest in honor of Dan S's life - such a wonderful, generous gift to keep Don's memory alive -
Heartfelt thanks - Monica H.
Staff of Duggan's:
Thank you for remembering my sweet husband by having a tree planted in his memory. I truly appreciate it.
In behalf of my entire family, we would like to thank you for a wonderful service you and your staff provided for my mom's funeral services. You made it easy for us to get through the difficult process especially in times like this.
Blessings, Alana O.
Thank you for the memorial tree planting for Bob M. Our family was pleased with your services.
Thank you and the staff for your dedicated service to the wishes of our Mother. Also, thank you for planting a tree in her honor. Enclosed is the program for the Memorial Mass.
Love, The B. Family Sandi, Susie, Greg and Mike
At the most difficult of times Duggan's handled the loss of our mother in a professional and caring manner. She had prepaid her requests and Thomas fine tuned them to help keep the costs down. We certainly appreciated that. Thomas was kind throughout our meeting and knowing how emotional we were advised us to take our time with decisions. Also we received a lovely card from them a few weeks later indicating that they arranged to have a tree planted in the Mendocino national forest to honor her life. Wonderful and we were very touched.
Thomas went above and beyond in handling everything for my husband and I with the loss of our unborn baby boy. From coordinating with the hospital in SF, where Duggan's made the trip to recover our baby's remains, to keeping in touch with us during the Napa and Sonoma fires (We were evacuated from our home, and at the same time, Duggan's was under evacuation orders as well.) assuring us that our sons cremains were safe and would be available for us to pick up as soon as we were able to make the trip there, to helping us address our employers pertaining to bereavement leave. Charges were minimal. If anything, Duggan's lost money to go to the lengths that they did to ease our mind as my husband and I struggle through our devastating loss. We truly cannot thank Thomas enough.
Thank you so much for all your support and empathy as my family and I struggled with the loss of our wife/mother/grandmother Marie M. Your calmness and kindness will always be appreciated.
The M. Family
Staff at Duggan's Mission Chapel:
Thank you so much for your services and for the donation of the tree in the Penny Pines Plantation in my mom's name.
We appreciate your courteous service in this difficult time.
Sincerely, Cathy G. on behalf of the R. Family.
Just wanted to thank you, and all your staff at Duggan's, for the excellent service that you provided to my grandmother, Val M., and our entire family, for the service of my grandfather, Les M.
Your warm and welcoming demeanor, and your gentle presentation of information, made us all feel safe, and really helped to soften the blow of losing our grandfather.
The Rosary, Mass and Reception were all done so beautifully, and went so smoothly, that it truly was a celebration of life! Thank you again, to you and your staff, for all you do.
Best, Amy W.
On behalf of myself and my five siblings (Kevin, Mary, Patsy, Margaret and Eileen) I wanted to express our sincere thanks and appreciation of the way you coordinated all of our mom's services--Mary C.--on 12/17 and 12/18.
It gave us great peace of mind to go back to the place that handled our dad's arrangements so many years ago.
It was especially hard that her passing occurred during the holidays and we felt very fortunate that you came in on your day off to meet with all of us and get the process started.
We strongly feel that all of Mom's services--from the viewing and rosary--to the funeral mass--to the graveside service--to the reception--were exactly what our mom would have wanted.
We can't thank you enough for your professionalism and compassion during all of it!
With sincere appreciation for everything, Kathy E.
Dear Staff of Duggan's,
What a lovely surprise! Carlos would cherish the idea [Penny Pines tree planting memorial in Mendocino National Forest]--we camped there often.
Thank you, Kit
To the Duggan Family:
Thank you for caring for my sister, Margaret K's remains. She is at rest at Santa Clara Cemetery here in Oxnard. Our family loves the idea of the living memorial.
Sincerely, Patricia H.
Thank you so much for planting a tree in memory of our mother, Rosemary A. H., and for your wonderful service.
Love and hugs, Lynn, Angela, Jules, Anthony and Nicole and their families.
Leonard and Family,
Thank you for the Penny Pines Plantation donation in honor of my brother, David B. Your chapel employees have been exceptional toward us throughout--in particular, Susan Duggan and Monica McKey. Thank you so very much for helping us get through this difficult time.
Duggan's Mission Chapel--
We truly appreciate the generous memorial to our Mom. It was far more than we ever expected. It was truly appreciated.
Thank you again.
Peter and I were touched to learn that Duggan's arranged for a tree to be planted in remembrance of Annette W. in the Penny Pines Plantation of the Mendocino Nat'l Forest. What a worthwhile program with a rich history! Thank you for your thoughtfulness and for making a difficult time more bearable.
Dear Duggan Family,
I received your note regarding the planting of a tree in the Mendocino National Forest to honor the life of my mother, Peggy B. I cannot express to you how much your kindness means to me. Mendocino was a very special place to both of us--she loved to watch the whales, loved the ocean and lighthouses--we took a mother/daughter trip there. A living memorial in the forest there is so special. Thank you so very much.
And thank you for making the last thing I did for my mom without stress and full of compassion.
Thank you all so much for your care and kindness. The passing of my Father has been horribly surreal and you all made such a positive impact during such a difficult time. For all you do--thank you!
Thank you for planting a tree for Hank. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping us with making arrangements.
Dear Duggan Family,
With warmest thanks for your thoughtfulness. Thank you for the kindness and respect shown to our mother. Receiving a note that a tree was planted in her name was touching and beyond our expectations.
Warmly, The G. Family
Thank you for your help with all of Bob's arrangements. I appreciate your professionalism and patience. I am comforted by the fact that he is now at peace.
Thank you for taking such special care of Mom and our family. We appreciate your attention to detail that made her funeral service what we wanted and needed.
On behalf of my husband's family, I want to thank you for having a tree planted as a memorial to my beloved husband. What a beautiful tribute!
During the unexpected passing of my step-dad, our family was relieved to have the professional services of Duggan's Mission Chapel. During this extremely emotional time, the caring and professional staff were able to meet all our needs without causing any further distress. We definitely recommend Duggan's to anyone in need of funeral services.
Wonderful staff and experience for us at a very difficult time. Thorough, caring, efficient, and compassionate with the handling of the passing of a dear friend. Went above and beyond to respond to our needs. Took care of all details effectively. Would highly recommend this funeral home for the handling of the last wishes of your loved one.
Absolutely one of the best, and most professional funeral service providers I have ever experienced. Not only were they swift and efficient, but they were able to accommodate the special needs of our family. They took fantastic care in fulfilling the plans my father in law had pre-arranged before his passing. We couldn't have been happier with their excellent services.
Dear Sue and family,
Just wanted to thank you for your thoughtfulness in planting a tree in John M's memory. He loved Mendocino and spent many happy times there.
Thank you again, Laurie E. and the Family of John R. M.
Thank you for your chapel's good care of my husband, Don O. We were especially appreciative of your opening the chapel for our entire family to be together with Don. Don was a forester grad. in college and would love having a tree planted in his honor.
Sincerely, Mary O. and Family
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