April 27, 2015
Bill Mattos, Editor and Publisher
Leroy Pyle, Webmaster
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Because the following funeral will coincide with the
publication of this
week's Farsider on Thursday, we are sending out this
Family of Kathleen Alfano
(Wife of Retired Officer Phil Alfano)
Here is the obituary as well as the venues and times for
Kathleen’s Celebration of Life. We understand that
distance and commitments may make attending difficult,
but we wanted to make sure you were all included.
26, 1951 – April 24, 2015
Kathleen passed away on Friday, April 24th, after a
courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Berkeley,
CA, to the late Giovanna Contini Boyle and Robert
William Boyle. Kathleen was a graduate of St.
Elizabeth’s High in Oakland. Her early career was that
of a dental assistant, receiving her AA from Chabot
College. Kathleen was active in her Pleasanton Community
and her church, St. Augustine’s. But the thing she was
most proud of was her family.
Kathleen was married to the love of her life, Phillip,
for 36 years. Together they have two amazing sons,
Angelo, 35 and Anthony, 34. They were truly the light of
her life. She spent endless hours helping at their
schools, teaching CCD and volunteering for Pleasanton
Partnership in Education.
Kathleen is also survived by her sister and
brother-in-law, Angela and Rich Cordero, of Danville,
and their children, Christina, Ryan and Gina, and many
loving family and friends too numerous to mention.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation on
Wednesday, April 29, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., with the
Rosary starting at 7:00 p.m. at Graham-Hitch Mortuary,
4167 First St., Pleasanton.
Funeral Mass will be Thursday, April 30, at 10:00 a.m.,
at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 3999 Bernal St.,
Internment will immediately follow at Holy Sepulchre
Cemetery, 26320 Mission Blvd., Hayward.
to follow at the home of Angela and Rich Cordero.
(Those who will be attending the reception are asked to
RSVP for a headcount since it will be held at a private
residence. Phone or email Angela at 925-998-1399, email
questions, contact Angela (Kathleen's sister) using the
information above, or Angelo (Phil's son) at
Charitable Donations may be made in honor of Kathleen
to: Hope Hospice, 6377 Clark Ave., Ste. 100, Dublin,
all for remembering the extraordinary life of Kathleen
and her family.
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Friends and/or former coworkers who would like to send
Phil their condolences can obtain his contact
information by sending a request to