Official Obituary of

Dolores E. J. Williams

January 5, 1937 ~ March 14, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Dolores Williams Obituary

Born and Raised in Baton Rouge, LA, Dolores graduated from St. Francis Xavier Hight School. She attended St. Mary's Infirmary's School of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri. Upon completion she returned home and married Robert C. Williams in 1958. Six children were born to this union, 3 in Baton Rouge and 3 after the couple relocated to San Francisco. 

Dolores' professional career included ICU and Methadone Clinic Nursing. When her children were young, Dolores took on leadership roles in parents' groups at All Hallows School.

She was a member of the Knights of Peter Claver- St. Francis Zavier Ladies Auxiliary and the San Francisco Archdiocesan Council of the National Council of Catholic Women. She was also a member of the Young Ladies' Institute for over 50 years, where she became the first Black Grand President. Over the years, she was recognized and received many awards for her leadership and dedication to community service.

Dolores passed away peacefully in San Francisco on March 14, 2024. Cherishing her memory are her children, Walter, Madeline, Michael, Ronald, Michelle, and Timothy; their spouses, grandchildren, great grandchildren, two sisters - Walterene Whitfield and Anita Liggins, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation Tuesday, April 2 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Duggan's Funeral Service, 3434 - 17th Street, San Francisco.

Vigil and Rosary on Wednesday at 10:00 am, immediately followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00 am at All Hallows Catholic Church, 1440 Newhall, San Francisco.

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April 2, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Duggan's Funeral Service
3434 - 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Recitation of the Rosary
April 3, 2024

10:00 AM
All Hallows Chapel
1440 Newhall Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124

Funeral Mass
April 3, 2024

11:00 AM
All Hallows Chapel
1440 Newhall Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124


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