Katherine Elizabeth McArdle (1931-2004), 72 of Torrance, died Friday, June 25, 2004 at Torrance Memorial Medical Center with her loved ones by her side. She was born in Attlboro, Massachusetts. Married in 1950 to (the late) Donald James McArdle, they moved to California in 1952. She lived in Torrance most of her life. She is survived by Five daughters, Karen Burke of Torrance, California; Florence Bedell of Duluth, Minnesota; Cheryl Schwagerl of Marietta, Goergia; Patricia Valencia of Torrance, California; Dawn McArdle' Smith of Lomita, California. Also survived by two brothers, Roland Fischbach of Rehoboth, Massachusetts; Nicholas Fischbach of Brewster, Massachusetts; one sister, Loraine Gurn of Lewisville, Flowermound, Texas; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A visitation is planned for July 2, 2004, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at White & Day Colonial Mortuary, 901 Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA with Funeral services July 3, 2004, 11:00 AM at the mortuary. Graveside services will be immediately following at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach, California. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, PO Box 9025, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01202.

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  1. My mom will be deeply missed by all of us. We love you Nana JellyBelly! I hope theres BINGO in heaven!

  2. My prayers and thoughts to all the McArdle girls and families. Kathy was well loved by all who knew her. It comforts us to know she is now in the arms of her beloved husband and is no longer in pain. May God bless Kathy and the McArdle girls and their families. Candy Millan

  3. HAPPY Anniversery MOM & DAD you will always be in my Heart forever and YES dad I saw that SKY blue pink… Karen

  4. I Love You Nana, I miss you so much. Don\’t worry about my mom, I\’ll take care of her. You\’d be real proud of all the girls. They all came together as a family, as sisters, and made your day a beautiful celebration of your life. I love you Nana and I can\’t wait to see you in heaven. Nicholas Donald

  5. Nana, You have touched so many of our lifes in so many ways… Your love will live on in all of us…I love you and miss you.. Love always Tracy

  6. Nana or should I say GREAT Nan you always loved us for who we were. (even when we were caught being bad) You always had a loving heart and were there for us always. We all love you forever!

  7. Dear MUM words can not express the feelings in my heart on this Your Birthday missing you has left an emptyness in Our lifes your face is in my dreams mum, your smile shines from heaven in the eyes of your grand children i know your with daddy I love you MUM and i miss you so very much today i found a note you wrote me mum you said it better then i could.. you always found words when i couldnt “” thanks a million Love Always no Matter what “” Karen

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