Meet Sister Theresa Linehan

Meet Sister Theresa Linehan

Born in San Francisco and raised by a single mother, Theresa enjoyed the benefits of a Notre Dame education–from her earliest school years to the College of Notre Dame. After graduation she worked for a time, then became a Jesuit Volunteer. After this service, she wondered where she needed to be and strongly felt the

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Meet Sister Liane Delsuc

Meet Sister Liane Delsuc

Liane Delsuc is still in awe of where her life journey has taken her. She credits her mother for giving her a deep appreciation of creation and care for the earth.  Both she and younger brother Steve went to St. Dunstan School in Millbrae where they heard stories about St. Julie, foundress of the Sisters

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Sister Elizabeth (Mary Elizabeth) Mary Hagmaier, 1924 – 2015

Sister Elizabeth Mary Hagmaier, 90 years old, and a Sister of Notre Dame for 68 years, died peacefully July 9, 2015, just days after going to Mercy Retirement and Care Center. Born November 29, 1924 in San Francisco to George and Elizabeth Hagmaier, Louise Frances graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Alameda and received her BA

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Sister Marie Barbara Buckley, 1914-2015

Sister Marie Barbara, 100 years old, and a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur for 76 years, died peacefully at Mercy Retirement and Care Center in Oakland on June 25, 2015. Born in Coalinga, the youngest of six children, Kathleen Buckley was a very independent, self-described “tomboy” who intended to be a cowboy or a

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Sister Peter Joseph (Joan) Navone, 1943 – 2015

Sister Peter Joseph (Joan) Navone, a Sister of Notre Dame for 54 years, died surrounded by family and friends, at Mercy Retirement and Care Center in Oakland on April 26, 2015.  A graduate of Notre Dame High School, San Jose and College of Notre Dame in Belmont, she spent most of her life in the

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Sister Veronica (Dorothy) Skillin, 1928 – 2015

Sister Veronica Skillin, a Sister of Notre Dame for 68 years, died peacefully at Sequoia Hospital on April 9, 2015.  Sr. Veronica served as the 15th President of College of Notre Dame, now Notre Dame de Namur University, from 1980 to 1994. NDNU President Judith Maxwell Greig, Ph.D. described Sr. Veronica’s tenure as one that

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Sr. Helen Cecilia Miller, 1913 – 2015

Born May 14, 1913, Helen Cecilia’s early years weren’t easy and the family sent Helen to a Catholic boarding school. Her rambunctious, high-spirited ways led to more than one change of school and many teachers wondered what would become of her. But inspired by the Sisters at Moreland Notre Dame, Watsonville, Helen dreamed of becoming a

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Sister Jacqueline Golden (1928 – 2014)

Sister Jacqueline Golden, a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur for 68 years, died peacefully at Mercy Retirement and Center in Oakland, CA, on August 24, 2014. Jacqueline graduated from Notre Dame High School San Francisco and from the College of Notre Dame in Belmont.  She received a Master’s in Education from Stanford University and

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Sr. Mary Florence O’Rourke (1923-2014)

Sr. Mary Florence O’Rourke (1923-2014)

Sister Mary Florence O’Rourke, a Sister of Notre Dame for 72 years, died peacefully in Oakland, CA on March 1, 2014. Born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District, Florence graduated from Notre Dame High School, San Francisco in 1940, then entered the Sisters of Notre Dame. A dedicated educator for thirty-two years, Sister taught

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Sr. Lauretta Thompson (1914-2014)

Sr. Lauretta Thompson (1914-2014)

Sister Lauretta Thompson, a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur for 79 years, died peacefully in Oakland on March 1, one month after celebrating her 100th birthday. After 44 years as a Coesfeld Sister of Notre Dame, Sister Lauretta joined the Notre Dame de Namur community for the next 35 years. Both communities honor St.

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