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Dear Mr. Leon,

I can’t say enough about the service we received from Duggan’s Mission Chapel after my father’s passing. This was a very difficult time for us, especially during Covid.

Thomas is an amazing employee, he exhibits class, integrity and knowledge. I felt that he was placed in our lives for a reason. He was exactly what we needed at the time. He is kind, patient and thoughtful. The feeling I get from Thomas, is that he truly does care about the families he works with.

Kirk also a delight, and helpful. My father’s memorial Web page turned out beautiful. He did a nice job. Kirk pays attention to detail, returned calls promptly and always willing to help.

Mr. Leon you have a great team working for you. You should be very proud!
Thank you!

Sincerely yours,
Debra Kick and the Talbot family

Debra Kick
November 4, 2020

Dearest Thomas,

We just wanted to express our gratitude for all your help and guidance throughout our dad's passing (Forrest).

You are so kind and there is no doubt you have been given the gift of compassion.

Thank you for making such a sad and mournful process so much easier to endure.

Blessings upon you always!


Louisa M.
September 25, 2020

Thank you, Thomas, for your compassion and kindness in making mom's journey to be with dad a beautiful and memorable one.

Maureen C.
September 6, 2020

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.

Susan H.

Susan H.
July 1, 2020

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.

Sara C.
June 29, 2020

Dearest Thomas,

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.

Maria V.

Maria V.
June 3, 2020

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.

Georgia and Margaret

Georgia and Margaret
March 19, 2020

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

Andrea G.
February 26, 2020

Dear Thomas,

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

Chris E.
January 30, 2020

Dearest Thomas,

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

Patti A.
January 22, 2020


Thank you so much for taking care of Cecily's funeral. It was well-organized and went according to Kyra's wishes.

Pat K.

Pat K.
January 3, 2020

Dear Thomas,

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.

Lisa S.
December 13, 2019

Hello Thomas,

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.

Brooke S.
October 22, 2019

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--
Mary S.

Mary S.
September 24, 2019

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.

Lynn Z.
July 31, 2019


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.

Mike C.
June 19, 2019

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.

Rick M.
June 14, 2019

Dear Thomas,

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.

Mary D.

Mary D.
June 3, 2019


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

Crystal M.
June 3, 2019

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.

Patti V.

Patti V.
April 12, 2019

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

Gloria S.
October 29, 2018

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.

Vida Lewis
October 17, 2018

Dear Thomas,

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.

Laurie A.
September 12, 2018

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.

Gail P.
September 6, 2018

Dear Thomas -

I love the idea of Dad's tree growing in the Mendocino National Forest! What a thoughtful gesture - thank you so much.

Laverne D.
August 23, 2018

Dear Thomas,

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.

Phyllis W.
August 11, 2018

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

Angie M.
August 10, 2018

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.

Gigi M.
July 11, 2018

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.

Monica H.
June 27, 2018

Staff of Duggan's:

Thank you for remembering my sweet husband by having a tree planted in his memory. I truly appreciate it.

Barb S.

Barb S.
June 22, 2018

Hi Thomas,

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.

Alana O.

Alona O.
June 19, 2018

Thank you for the memorial tree planting for Bob M. Our family was pleased with your services.

Barbara M.
April 20, 2018

Dear Thomas,

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.

The B. Family
Sandi, Susie, Greg and Mike

Sandi L. S.
March 29, 2018

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.

Mary H.
March 18, 2018

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.

Tiffani E.
March 18, 2018

Dear Thomas,

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

Julienne M.
February 15, 2018

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.

Cathy G. on behalf of the R. Family.

Cathy G.
February 15, 2018

Dear Thomas,

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.

Amy W.

Amy W.
January 14, 2018

Dear Thomas,

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.

Kathy E.
January 4, 2018

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 V.
December 4, 2017

Dear Duggans:

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.

Lynn A.-J.
July 5, 2017

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.

Laurie R.
June 9, 2017

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!

Elizabeth B.
June 9, 2017

Thank you for planting a tree for Hank. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping us with making arrangements.

Connie G.
June 9, 2017

Dear Tom,

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.

Pat H.
May 26, 2017

Dear Thomas,

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.

Jacqueline P.
May 26, 2017

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!

Mary L.
May 16, 2017

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.

Matt M.
May 13, 2017

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.

Shelley S.
May 13, 2017

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.

Christina M.
May 13, 2017

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.

Mary O. and Family

Mary O.

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