Lasting Memories

Maureen Mulholland O'Hare
Aug. 30, 1952-July 8, 2012
Pleasanton, California

Maureen Mulholland O'Hare, a 27 year resident of Pleasanton, passed away suddenly of natural causes on July 8th, 2012. Maureen was an empathetic soul who felt for those who were marginalized, poor or suffered from the ravages of war. Her warm smile, great heart and sense of fun were especially evident in her playfulness with children. Maureen was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 30th, 1952. She lived in Brooklyn, Florida, Lompoc and San Jose as the family relocated while her father worked on the missile programs. Maureen graduated from Leland High School in San Jose in 1970. She worked twenty years for Pacific Bell as a Staff Engineer.

Maureen retired after the birth of her second child to concentrate on raising her children. She volunteered at Hillendale and Alisal schools where she particularly enjoyed teaching about Art History. She was a member of the inaugural St. Augustine parish neighborhood faith formation groups and loved dancing and museums. Maureen enjoyed traveling and frequently visited Ireland, the birthplace of her parents.

Maureen is survived by her children Shannon and Brendan, her husband William, her mother Johannah Mulholland and her brother Rory Mulholland. She was predeceased by her father John Mulholland.

Services will be held in Pleasanton on August 4th at 11am at St. Elizabeth Seton Chapel and will be followed by a reception from noon-4pm at Handles in the Pleasanton Hotel. Donations can be made to the National Psoriasis Foundation.

From John LaJoie
Oct. 22, 2013

Maureen and I were close friends at the last half of 1970, mostly when she lived in San Francisco. She was compassionate and dedicated to her goals in life. She will always be part of my heart. My condolences to her family.

From Mary Foley Mc Inerney
Aug. 11, 2012

I loved my cousin Maureen. I miss her already and know that part of my heart is now lost. God Bless this gentle soul...and God Bless and Support her family. Love, Cousin Mary

From Paula Plunk
Aug. 3, 2012

I knew Maureen, from working at Alisal Elementary School. She always had kind words and a wonderful smile every time she came into the office. She was a devoted mom and cared deeply for her friends and family. She was always someone who when I spoke with her, left me with a smile in my heart. God Bless.

From Colleen O'Hare Kirker
Aug. 3, 2012

This is the most stunning tribute I have ever read in my life. Maureen was my older cousin and when she moved from Brooklyn to California we shared a bedroom for a few months and she would let me wear her white lipstick and play with her makeup. My heart breaks for Aunt Joan, Rory, Bill, Shannon & Brendan.

From Jim O'Hare
Aug. 1, 2012

When discussing attitudes and actions that need to change in the world, Maureen could be swept away by emotion. Evidence, I guess, that it's possible to truly "care too much." And if it's a crime to care too much, then Maureen was certainly guilty. But perhaps we all need to be as guilty - and innocent - as her. She will be missed, but she left her mark.