Buchanan, Margaret Mary a 40 year resident of Santa Monica passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2003 in Torrance. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan August 23, 1915, Margaret was 87. She had been a pianist working with the Los Angeles City Recreation and Parks Department for over 25 years. Margaret had been a longtime parishoner at St. Monica's in Santa Monica. She is survived by her daughter Mary Dillon of Manhattan Beach; son David Buchanan of San Francisco; daughter Julie Buchanan of West Los Angeles; and son Donald Buchanan of Burbank; along with nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 26 at 10:00 AM at St. James Catholic Church, 415 Vincent Street in Redondo Beach. Private burial will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.

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  1. We were so sorry to hear of your mom\’s death. You guys were the first kids that I babysat for. My mom couldn\’t see how Margaret could let a young kid like me take care of you. Looks like we all survived. Mom remembers the nice visits she and dad had in California with your folks. Dad died 3 years ago. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Lynette

  2. Dear Mary, I was very sorry to hear about your Mom. She was definitely one of a kind and I was glad to have known her. My thoughts are with you and your family. Love, Carla

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