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Julie Tilsner
Julie Tilsner
When I was a young reporter just out of San Jose State in 1989 or 90, I went to interview Cecilia and Tony at Stanford for the Palo Alto Weekly. They made such a huge impression on me that I never forgot them, and sent Cecilia a condolence letter when Tony passed away years later. Today a young reporter contacted me to tell me Ceclia had just passed, and did I have a copy of that old story (I don't, unfortunately), but I described meeting the Burciagas and how they made such a huge impression on me that I never, ever forgot them. It's rare that you meet such people.
I guess this is my way of telling you that this woman made fierce impact. And I can't be the only one.
I would be honored to hear of any memorial service information. You can reach me at julie.tilsner@gmail.com, or through facebook, or through my website.
Thank you, and my very sincere condolences. Your mother (and father) live on in the memories of thousands.
John Rickford
John Rickford
Rebeca and Tono:

Deepest sympathies on the passing of your heroic mother, and joy
that she will be reunited with Tony.

We remember her passion and spirit and warmth and energy and love, and her smile and vision, especially in relation to her family, but also for/with Casa Zapata, the Latina/o community and all students and colleagues at Stanford and beyond who needed support
and encouragement.  She and Tony will hold a special place in the minds and hearts of people of color here.  Indeed it feels like the end
of an era, but with you and your children and the generations now emerging, it may be that the best is yet to come.

May grace and love comfort and enfold you.

Love,
John and Angela Rickford
Ann Porteus
Ann Porteus
She put up a heroic fight.  I'm glad that the end was peaceful and smile thinking about she and Tony now back together---and something tells me that they both will continue their passion of making the world a more just place.

Thank you soooooo much Rebecca and Tono for keeping us posted these last many months.   Not an easy journey for you all either, but your forthrightness and compassion kept us all in the place we needed to be...always hopeful, yet very realistic.  May you all too enjoy some peace knowing that you did everything possible for her.
Best, Ann
Manuel Cisneros
Manuel Cisneros
Rebeca, Antonio and family,
Thank you for sending this posting.
We have admired you two so much through all this journey.
Cecilia will live with us all for the rest of our lives.
We celebrate her life and her amazing friendships.
We pray for your well being in the weeks to come.
May God be with you and the family.
-Manuel, Beatriz Arias, Jose and Daniel Cisneros
francisca james hernandez
francisca james hernandez
Dear Rebeca and Antonio,

My deepest sympathies accompany you in this great loss. I also thank you for the love you have shown all of us who loved your mother. It is a great act of compassion and courage on your parts to have done so, and I am very, very grateful.

Con mucho amor para Uds. y sus familias,

Francisca
Diann Sheehy
Diann Sheehy
My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family. I arrived at Stanford in the Fall of 1990 feeling lost and overwhelmed. It was your parents warm smile and kind words that gave he a home there. There are no words to express the gratitude and love I felt for your mother. I pray that all of her warmth, kindness, and love is a source of comfort to you in this difficult time.

 
Alma Martinez
Alma Martinez
Dearest Rebeca, Tono and Family,
My deepest heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother. Yes, she and your dad are now together. What a "dynamic duo"! No one before - and I doubt ever -  will match them in what they brought and gave to all the students they touched at "The Farm." They were and are very much loved by countless number of people including me. Your mom was the powerful brilliant fierce political humanist that all of we Chicanas aspired - and will always - aspire to.
May Dona Cecilia rest in peace and her spirit live on in all the souls she touched and lives she changed. 
Mario Golden
Mario Golden
Dear Toño and Rebecca, this is Mario, I am sending you my condolences. Cecilia is with the angels now. We will always remember her for the beautiful soul she was and be grateful for all she did for so many of us. If you stay deeply attuned to her process, you will discover a wonderful new connection with her. Wishing you much strength and serenity.
Julie Tilsner
Julie Tilsner
When I was a young reporter just out of San Jose State in 1989 or 90, I went to interview Cecilia and Tony at Stanford for the Palo Alto Weekly. They made such a huge impression on me that I never forgot them, and sent Cecilia a condolence letter when Tony passed away years later. Today a young reporter contacted me to tell me Ceclia had just passed, and did I have a copy of that old story (I don't, unfortunately), but I described meeting the Burciagas and how they made such a huge impression on me that I never, ever forgot them. It's rare that you meet such people.
I guess this is my way of telling you that this woman made fierce impact. And I can't be the only one.
I would be honored to hear of any memorial service information. You can reach me at julie.tilsner@gmail.com, or through facebook, or through my website.
Thank you, and my very sincere condolences. Your mother (and father) live on in the memories of thousands.
Manuel Cisneros
Manuel Cisneros
Rebeca, Antonio and family,
Thank you for sending this posting.
We have admired you two so much through all this journey.
Cecilia will live with us all for the rest of our lives.
We celebrate her life and her amazing friendships.
We pray for your well being in the weeks to come.
May God be with you and the family.
-Manuel, Beatriz Arias, Jose and Daniel Cisneros
Mario Golden
Mario Golden
Dear Toño and Rebecca, this is Mario, I am sending you my condolences. Cecilia is with the angels now. We will always remember her for the beautiful soul she was and be grateful for all she did for so many of us. If you stay deeply attuned to her process, you will discover a wonderful new connection with her. Wishing you much strength and serenity.
John Rickford
John Rickford
Rebeca and Tono:

Deepest sympathies on the passing of your heroic mother, and joy
that she will be reunited with Tony.

We remember her passion and spirit and warmth and energy and love, and her smile and vision, especially in relation to her family, but also for/with Casa Zapata, the Latina/o community and all students and colleagues at Stanford and beyond who needed support
and encouragement.  She and Tony will hold a special place in the minds and hearts of people of color here.  Indeed it feels like the end
of an era, but with you and your children and the generations now emerging, it may be that the best is yet to come.

May grace and love comfort and enfold you.

Love,
John and Angela Rickford
Ann Porteus
Ann Porteus
She put up a heroic fight.  I'm glad that the end was peaceful and smile thinking about she and Tony now back together---and something tells me that they both will continue their passion of making the world a more just place.

Thank you soooooo much Rebecca and Tono for keeping us posted these last many months.   Not an easy journey for you all either, but your forthrightness and compassion kept us all in the place we needed to be...always hopeful, yet very realistic.  May you all too enjoy some peace knowing that you did everything possible for her.
Best, Ann
francisca james hernandez
francisca james hernandez
Dear Rebeca and Antonio,

My deepest sympathies accompany you in this great loss. I also thank you for the love you have shown all of us who loved your mother. It is a great act of compassion and courage on your parts to have done so, and I am very, very grateful.

Con mucho amor para Uds. y sus familias,

Francisca
Diann Sheehy
Diann Sheehy
My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family. I arrived at Stanford in the Fall of 1990 feeling lost and overwhelmed. It was your parents warm smile and kind words that gave he a home there. There are no words to express the gratitude and love I felt for your mother. I pray that all of her warmth, kindness, and love is a source of comfort to you in this difficult time.

 
Alma Martinez
Alma Martinez
Dearest Rebeca, Tono and Family,
My deepest heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother. Yes, she and your dad are now together. What a "dynamic duo"! No one before - and I doubt ever -  will match them in what they brought and gave to all the students they touched at "The Farm." They were and are very much loved by countless number of people including me. Your mom was the powerful brilliant fierce political humanist that all of we Chicanas aspired - and will always - aspire to.
May Dona Cecilia rest in peace and her spirit live on in all the souls she touched and lives she changed. 
Julie Tilsner
Julie Tilsner
When I was a young reporter just out of San Jose State in 1989 or 90, I went to interview Cecilia and Tony at Stanford for the Palo Alto Weekly. They made such a huge impression on me that I never forgot them, and sent Cecilia a condolence letter when Tony passed away years later. Today a young reporter contacted me to tell me Ceclia had just passed, and did I have a copy of that old story (I don't, unfortunately), but I described meeting the Burciagas and how they made such a huge impression on me that I never, ever forgot them. It's rare that you meet such people.
I guess this is my way of telling you that this woman made fierce impact. And I can't be the only one.
I would be honored to hear of any memorial service information. You can reach me at julie.tilsner@gmail.com, or through facebook, or through my website.
Thank you, and my very sincere condolences. Your mother (and father) live on in the memories of thousands.
John Rickford
John Rickford
Rebeca and Tono:

Deepest sympathies on the passing of your heroic mother, and joy
that she will be reunited with Tony.

We remember her passion and spirit and warmth and energy and love, and her smile and vision, especially in relation to her family, but also for/with Casa Zapata, the Latina/o community and all students and colleagues at Stanford and beyond who needed support
and encouragement.  She and Tony will hold a special place in the minds and hearts of people of color here.  Indeed it feels like the end
of an era, but with you and your children and the generations now emerging, it may be that the best is yet to come.

May grace and love comfort and enfold you.

Love,
John and Angela Rickford
Manuel Cisneros
Manuel Cisneros
Rebeca, Antonio and family,
Thank you for sending this posting.
We have admired you two so much through all this journey.
Cecilia will live with us all for the rest of our lives.
We celebrate her life and her amazing friendships.
We pray for your well being in the weeks to come.
May God be with you and the family.
-Manuel, Beatriz Arias, Jose and Daniel Cisneros
francisca james hernandez
francisca james hernandez
Dear Rebeca and Antonio,

My deepest sympathies accompany you in this great loss. I also thank you for the love you have shown all of us who loved your mother. It is a great act of compassion and courage on your parts to have done so, and I am very, very grateful.

Con mucho amor para Uds. y sus familias,

Francisca
Alma Martinez
Alma Martinez
Dearest Rebeca, Tono and Family,
My deepest heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother. Yes, she and your dad are now together. What a "dynamic duo"! No one before - and I doubt ever -  will match them in what they brought and gave to all the students they touched at "The Farm." They were and are very much loved by countless number of people including me. Your mom was the powerful brilliant fierce political humanist that all of we Chicanas aspired - and will always - aspire to.
May Dona Cecilia rest in peace and her spirit live on in all the souls she touched and lives she changed. 
Diann Sheehy
Diann Sheehy
My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family. I arrived at Stanford in the Fall of 1990 feeling lost and overwhelmed. It was your parents warm smile and kind words that gave he a home there. There are no words to express the gratitude and love I felt for your mother. I pray that all of her warmth, kindness, and love is a source of comfort to you in this difficult time.

 
Mario Golden
Mario Golden
Dear Toño and Rebecca, this is Mario, I am sending you my condolences. Cecilia is with the angels now. We will always remember her for the beautiful soul she was and be grateful for all she did for so many of us. If you stay deeply attuned to her process, you will discover a wonderful new connection with her. Wishing you much strength and serenity.
Ann Porteus
Ann Porteus
She put up a heroic fight.  I'm glad that the end was peaceful and smile thinking about she and Tony now back together---and something tells me that they both will continue their passion of making the world a more just place.

Thank you soooooo much Rebecca and Tono for keeping us posted these last many months.   Not an easy journey for you all either, but your forthrightness and compassion kept us all in the place we needed to be...always hopeful, yet very realistic.  May you all too enjoy some peace knowing that you did everything possible for her.
Best, Ann