Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 at 04:55:13 :
Wednesday, September 28, 1955
McPartland Final Rites Tomorrow
Funeral services for William McPartland, retired San Francisco fireman who died Monday at his Fairfax home, will be held at 9 a.m. tomorrow from Duggan’s in San Francisco.
A Solemn Mass of Requiem will commence at 9:30 a.m. in St. Phillip’s Church. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary has been scheduled for 8 o’clock tonight in Duggan’s Chapel.
McPartland suffered a fatal heart attack at his home, 19 Willow avenue, where he has lived for the past 10 years. He moved to Fairfax after serving with the San Francisco Fire Department for 27 years.
Born in Ireland 64 years ago, McPartland arrived in San Francisco when he was 17. He worked for the San Francisco Municipal Railway before joining the city’s fire department.
He was a member of the David Scannell Club and the Widows and Orphans Mutual Aid Assn. of the San Francisco Fire Department and the Veteran Firemen’s Assn.
McPartland is survived by his wife, Nora, of Fairfax; three daughters, Miss Eleanor McPartland of Fairfax, Mrs. Joseph D’Angelo of south San Francisco and Sister Noreen of the Sisters of Charity; three sons, Raymond of South San Francisco and Jack and William McPartland, both of San Francisco, and three brothers, Joseph, James and Charles McPartland, all of San Francisco.
A Death Notice in the same paper adds information: he was survived by a son, Laurence; he was the father of the late Charles McPartland, and brother of the late John McPartland and the late Mrs. James Casey; a native of Castlerea, County Roscommon, Ireland.
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