CPL. Ciara M. Durkin
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From: John& Sue Ellen H.
Please convey our deepest sympathy and prayers for Ciara's Mother and
the Durkin Family. Even though we never meet her personally we could
feel her warmth and love thru her wonderful family gatherings at the
Quinn/Nugent homestead. So sorry we cannot be there, but you are all
in Sue Ellen's and my thoughts daily.
All our prayers!
John & Sue Ellen H.
FROM: Leanne Y.
Please accept my prayers on behalf of your family during your time of
grief and uncertainty.
FROM: Jill & John G.
We are so so sorry for your loss. Both of us worked with her brother
in law Paul Canavan and heard so much about all of you. Please keep
on the officials to find out what happened. She should still be here
with you all. You're all in our thoughts and prayers. Jill and John
FROM: David S G.
FROM: Mary L.
A chairde, ní maith linn bhur dtrioblóid ag an am chrua, dheacair
seo. Guíonn muid go ndéanfaidh Dia trócaire ar anam Chiara agus go
dtabharfaidh sé misneach dá clann uilig. Ní dhéanfar dearmad uirthi
anseo i mBéal an Daingin.
FROM: Mary (Rhode Island)
To Deirdre and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
FROM: Paul P.
Only met her once, but she is one of those people who you remember.
Like someone once said "You know you've met someone special when they
don't remind you of anyone else. "God bless and my deepest condolences
to family and friends.
FROM: Jennifer H.
It is with deepest sympathy I extend to your family at this very
difficult time. Ciara worked for me for several years while at The
Boston Alzheimer's Center, now Rogerson House. She matured very much
during this time and grew into a wonderful recreation
assistant/program assistant. Her compassion and dedication in working
with the residents was always evident. She was truly an asset to our
department, and to the whole facility. After moving on to work at
Fenway Health Center full-time, she still continued to dedicate her
weekends to our dementia clients. She communicated quite often to me
over the phone about her concerns, and shared new ideas and
suggestions. Although you don't know me, I will remember Ciara as a
loving and caring individual with very high morals. I only hope that
you can find some answers to your questions. My prayers are with you
  1. Sincerely, Jennifer H
FROM: Thomas P. USN-USCG (Ret.)
You have my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear sister.
FROM: " A Stranger"
To Ciara's loving family May Ciara sleep with many "angels" now and
forever and may God watch over you all and always comfort your
family. My sincere sympathy
FROM: Carol B
My heart goes out to Ciara's family and all those she loved. I knew
Ciara from St. Luke's and St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. I knew
her to be a loving, mischievous, hard working and devoted young woman.
  I live near the Army National Guard in Dorchester on Victory Rd.
Each time I have passed by that site, I've thought of Ciara and
offered up a prayer for her safety and the safety of all of our
troops. I will keep on praying . . .
FROM: eric and peggy H.,cloch mor galway
we are sorry for your loss and would like to thank you for the
service she provided for my home country in my eyes and that of my
family she is a hero god bless and our thoughts are with you.
FROM: peggy,regina and kurt H of framingham,ma
Owen and family we are sorry for the loss of your sister and
daughter. you can be proud of her for many reasons including her
diligent service abroad for this country she wasn't afraid to put her
foot forward and say i will stand up to you and protect the innocent
people of this world thank you for letting her. all our prayers go out
to your family at this time take solace in knowing god has a special
place for her up in heaven.
FROM: Carolyn B.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
FROM: Galway / USA
To the Durkin Family and Friends you all are in our thoughts and
FROM: Rose L.
Angela, Owen, Aine, Pierce and Family, My thoughts and prayers are
with you at this difficult time. Ciara, beidh tú in ár gCroí do
brách. Ní dhéanfar dearmad ort.
FROM: The G. Family
My favorite memory of you is side tackling my way out of bed so as
not to wake you, find myself on the floor look up and there you were,
bottle in mouth, asking "Where are you going?" Love you dearly and
will miss you greatly. Carmel, Noel Holly & Joe xxxxx
FROM: Maura O M.
Thinking of you all at this terrible time.. May Ciara rest in peace
FROM: Nicole A.
I was very surprised to hear about this She will be missed a lot hear
great personality always cheered us up at pre-basic and i looked up to
her what she put herself through to get into the military it gave me a
lot of hope when i had to lose weight and didn't think i could do it
almost all the girls i've spoken to remember her and its been over 2
years now for some of us since4 we last spoke to her. You are very
blessed to have had such a wonderful person in your family I pray
that you make it through this and the truth comes out about what
happened we know in the military it's always "Hurry up and Wait", so
stay strong because she is. I wish we all could have seen her and she
will be missed and never forgotten. God Bless –Nicole
FROM: Marie M.
I will always miss you and I thank God you were part of me life.
FROM: Josephine J.
Go ndéana Dia grásta ar Chiara agus do dtuga sé áit mhaith di....
FROM: Joe M. & Scott D.
Pierce and family: We express our deepest sympathy for the loss of
Ciara. Her bravery in defending our country is deeply appreciated by
us and many others. She is truly an angel looking over all of us now.
  Also, we would like you to know if you stay strong in your fight in
the investigation, justice will prevail. Shall you need anything,
feel free to call us. Love and God Bless. Joe and Scott
FROM: marisa P.
Ciara was a great person. I remember our days at Fontbonne. May she
rest in peace
FROM: mike rose teresa C.
We are so saddened for your loss and pray that you will all get
through this time knowing that Ciara was a remarkable young woman who
touched peoples lives both old friends and new god keep her safe in
his hands and send his blessings on you all in sympathy Mike Rose and
FROM: Joshua F.
She was a dear friend, whom I shall never forget. Our times spent
together and our thoughtful and insightful conversations taught me
FROM: Brett C.
Pierce I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. Though, I never
met her, I can remember you telling me about her. I wish I could
express my condolences to you in person, but I am out of town this
week. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire

Family. Brett C.
FROM: Michael and Kelly S.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
FROM: Richard L.
I only met Ciara shortly before she left for her service overseas,
but knew even before I met her that she was a special person. I was
not disappointed. We shared a love of animals, and the Red Sox,
shared an interest in WW II war stories, and shared war stories of
growing up in Dorchester that always seem to bring a smile to the
lips and a tear to the eye. We also shared a deep admiration and
affection for her friend and animal rescue partner Jen Jensen with
whom Ciara saved soooo many lives!! I was so proud of Ciara...and
then to top it off, she goes and saves the life of a guy twice her
size!! I am surprised I have any buttons left!! I was so looking
forward to getting closer to Ciara when she returned from duty. I
regret that I am unable to attend the services for Ciara as I am
taking care of my mother who is in hospice in California. Please
accept my sincere condolences and thoughts and prayers for courage
and comfort that god's abiding love offers at this tragic time, and
for Godspeed in your quest for justice and peace that truth may bring
for Ciara, you her family, and all those who knew her and held her
close to their hearts. For me, Ciara will always remain a true Irish
Rose enjoying warm and gentle breezes in God's garden.
FROM: Maire Treasa O.
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Ciara as a little girl in
school with me in LetterCallow. She was always involved in sports
and was kind to everyone. She and all the family will be in my
thoughts and prayers. God Bless!
FROM: Marcie M.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful daughter! She was a great friend
who shared a lot of laughs. I will miss her. I am sorry for your lose.
Love Marcie an old friend
FROM: Gillian M.
FROM: Betty B.

Angela and Family, I am very sorry for the loss of your precious
daughter and loving sister, Ciara. My thoughts and prayers are with
FROM: Rob H.
I meet Ciara for the first time on a hot sunny day in June with her
brother Pierce. As I got to know Ciara, we would have some great
conversations mostly about politics. I will very much miss those
conversations and will always cherish them. As I wipe those tears
from my eyes, I know that Ciara is in a wonderful place, and that we
will see each other again some day. As we move on in life we will
always carry a little bit of Ciara with us. I would like to extend
my deepest heart felt sympathy to Pierce and the rest of the Durkin
family. May God be with your family in this very difficult time. And
may God bless us all!
Friday, October 5th, 2007
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