Noted for her gentle smile and kind ways, Sr. Rose Franci began teaching third graders in 1938 at Notre Dame School in San Francisco. A graduate of Salinas High School and College of Notre Dame, Sr. Rose taught and administered at Notre Dame schools in California and Washington for almost 50 years.
Sr. Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Dominic and Ida Franci, her sister and brothers, Dorothy, Henry, and Felix Franci as well as Msgr. Dominic Franci of the Diocese of Fresno. She spent the last years of her life at Mercy Retirement and Care Center in Oakland. Sr. Rose is lovingly remembered by former colleagues and students as well as her community, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
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