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Long time resident of Los Altos, Joan Byrne, slipped peacefully into the hands of her Lord, surrounded by her loving family on June 23, 2012. She was called home to be with her late husband and daughter. She was 85 years old.

Joan was born and raised in Ireland. She left Ireland in 1950 to immigrate to the United States with her husband. Joan loved gardening, painting and volunteering, but the center of her life was her family. Our hearts are heavy with sorrow and she will be missed beyond words.

 Joan was preceded in death by her beloved husband, George C. Byrne and her loving daughter, Joanne Byrne. Her daughter Joanne worked for the City of Los Altos for 23 years. She is survived by her children Mary Byrne-Hernandez, Eileen (Robert) Laney, Sheila (Wayne) Moore, John (Theresa) Byrne and Patrick (Kim) Byrne. She was the beloved Grandmother of twelve and Great-grandmother of four.

¬†Services will be held Wednesday, July 18th at 11:00 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Los Altos. In lieu of flowers and following her late daughter’s wishes, donations can be made to the Joanne Byrne Fund, c/o the Los Altos Community Foundation, 183 Hilliview Ave., Los Altos, CA, 94022.

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