CPL. Ciara M. Durkin
FROM: Maureen G.
My deepest sympathy. Your family will remain in my thoughts and
FROM: Maura P.
Deepest condolences for the loss you have so recently suffered. Our
thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. The
FROM: Cookie B.
A sister is gone, a friend, a partner, an American serving her
country. I didn’t know her but know her brother and i feel his and his
families pain and sadness. Fly high Ciara !!!!
FROM: Jeanne M. B.
To The Durkin Family: My heart goes out to all of you at the shocking
loss of Ciara. Special thoughts go to dear Angela, dealing with a
sorrow no mother should have to face. As one of seven brothers and
sisters, I know that each member of the family has their own special
place and it is hard to imagine what you are going through. I will
always think of Ciara when I first met her as a young girl, full of
energy, intelligence, and good humor and curious about absolutely
everything. She loved laughter, music and most of all, her family. I
am sorry not to be with you this weekend, as I will be going out of
town for the 4th birthday of my youngest niece and only godchild.
Each of you will be in my thoughts and prayers this weekend and in
the days ahead. With my deepest sympathy. Love, Jeanne
FROM: Elizabeth K.
Dear Pierce and family, I remember when you first arrived in
Dorchester and the children started school at St. Mark's. Ciara was
adorable with her beautiful red curls. I admired how she kept a
watchful eye out for her younger brother Pierce. Ciara was full of
life and had a twinkle in her eye every time I met her in the
hallways. I've read many articles about Ciara since her passing and
have learned that she was truly a credit to her family and grew into
an outstanding woman of courage. I will keep all of you in my prayers
during this difficult. Love, Your former 5th grade teacher Miss
FROM: Tracey C.
Fiona and Family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. My prayers and
thoughts are with you. Tracey
FROM: Joey and Brigid M., Pittsburgh
Please accept our deepest condolences during this very difficult time
of your lives. Remember, our loved ones are no farther away than GOD
and HE is always near.
FROM: Tony K.
Pierce, I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of you sister. I
know how proud you were of her and could tell you loved her very
much. I hope that you and your family may somehow find peace in this
time of sorrow. You are in thoughts and prayers. Tony
FROM: Padraic Harvey and Nuala N.
Ní maith linn bhur dtrioblóid. Go ndéana Dia grásta ar Chiara
bhocht,go dtuga sé sólás agus misneach daoibh a muintir, agus go
dtaga an fhírinne amach. Nuala 7 Pádraic, Bóthar an Chillín, An
FROM: Gordon K B. & Don A. D.
Pierce, Don & I share your family's loss. Since we three come from
very large families we understand how you feel losing not only a
sister but also a friend. The only fact I can share with you is a
person become part of everyone they meet and become part of who they
become and live on through them. She made a difference the world is
better off because of her. Give our love to your family. Gordon Don
FROM: Keri A
I only met Ciara a few times before she enlisted in the service, but
what a treat it was...She was such a delight! Pierce talks about his
beloved sister all the time and she must be so happy to know that as
she rests she is loved by such a warm, kind, caring family and an
entire nation of friends. Much love and strength to you as you mourn
this incredible loss.
FROM: Helen P.
I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the entire Durkin
family, and to Haidee. I will miss Ciara deeply. She was such a
fun, wonderful, caring, loving, and kind person. I am proud to have
been able to call her my friend. I am also very grateful to her for
her service on our behalf in Afghanistan. Ciara is a hero. I look
forward to telling my children all about her (well most of our
stories that is!) and will do my part to honor her memory. You are
all in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Helen P.
FROM: Rosemary, Kevin & Jason S.
Deirdre, So sorry to hear about the loss of your sister.
FROM: Yvonne C.
Go ndeanfaidh Dia grasta ar Chiara seainne Le Gra, Coilin, Yvonne
Oisin & Fionn
FROM: Katy D.
I am terribly sorry. I remember Ciara and Pierce when they moved
into the Murphy's home for awhile, two chatty little redheads.
Please accept my sincere condolences.