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Sylvia Mae Smith McCrea

January 1, 1942 November 23, 2018
Sylvia Mae Smith McCrea
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Sylvia Mae Smith McCrea Born in Dallas, Texas, Sylvia moved to San Francisco with her parents as an infant. She was educated in the Catholic Parochial School System in San Francisco, attending Saint Anne's of the Sunset, Star of the Sea and Saint Emidius Grammar Schools, and graduating from Mercy High School in 1960. She attended San Francisco City College and San Francisco State University. Sylvia had many friends to share the Ingleside Terrace neighborhood, and there are many stories about how Sylvia and her friends met up to walk one way to their grammar schools and then the other way to attend high school and college. She met her husband Donald McCrea in 1965 and they married in 1967, living in various locations, finally settling in Larkspur for the last 48 years. Sylvia was a homemaker; she also worked as a teaching assistant at St. Patrick School and volunteered regularly in her community. Sylvia is survived by her husband, Don; daughters Madeleine of Tiburon, Deborah of San Rafael (Manuel Castro) and Michelle of Cotati (Lorenzo Dughi). An infant son Michael died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Also surviving are grand-daughters Jasmine Castro of Barcelona, Spain and Valentina Castro of San Rafael. Sylvia also leaves her beloved brother Robert (Valerie) Smith of San Anselmo, and beloved sister Ruth Anne (Alan) Mildwurm of San Ramon. Sylvia also leaves many close friends with whom she shared countless luncheons and coffee breaks. Friends are invited to attend a Rosary on Thursday November 29, 2018 at 7:00pm at Valley Memorial Park Funeral Home, 650 Bugeia Ln. Novato, CA. 415-897-9609. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday November 30, 2018 at 10:00am at St. Patricks Catholic Church, King and Magnolia Street, Larkspur, Ca. Interment will be Saturday December 1, 2018 at 12:00 at Valley Memorial Park Cemetery and Funeral Home . www. valleymemorialpark.com
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Nov. 27 to Nov. 29, 2018


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Thursday

29

Nov

7:00 PM 11/29/2018 7:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/29/2018 8:00:00 PM
Valley Memorial Park

650 Bugeia Lane
Novato, CA 94945

This service is Rosary.

Valley Memorial Park
650 Bugeia Lane Novato 94945 CA
United States

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Friday

30

Nov

10:00 AM 11/30/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/30/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Patricks Catholic Church

King and Magnolia Street
Larkspur, CA 94939

St. Patricks Catholic Church
King and Magnolia Street Larkspur 94939 CA
United States

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Saturday

1

Dec

12:00 PM 12/1/2018 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 12/1/2018 1:00:00 PM
Valley Memorial Park

650 Bugeia Lane
Novato, CA 94945

Valley Memorial Park
650 Bugeia Lane Novato 94945 CA
United States
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