Holy Family Catholic Academy, Honolulu, HI

Holy Family School opened with two Sisters of Notre Dame (Sr. Mary Cornelius and Sr. Marie Alicia) and two lay teachers in 1956. Many more Sisters would come and enjoy teaching here.

Holy Family Grade 3 1966
Grade 3, 1966. Are you in this photo??

Are you curious about your old school? 

Sisters who taught or administered in the school include:

  • Yvonne Bondi (Marie Denise), 1975-1981
  • Noreen Cain, 1964-1969
  • Phyllis Cook (Julie Patrice), 1969-1973
  • Georgi Coonis (Georgianna), 1967-1970
  • Marie Patrice Donohoe, 1967-1968
  • Aileen Donohue (Barbara Julie), 1981-1985
  • Janet Marie Egan, 1969-1972
  • Judith Flahaven (Kieran), 1976-1980
  • Barbara Geib (James Marie), 1961-1969
  • Lucy Holguin (Lucy Julie), 1974-1976
  • Louise O’Reilly, 1976-1982
  • Dolores Pardini (Dolores Anne), 1976-1979
  • Catherine Pelletier (Agnes St. Jude), 1966-1976
  • Dolores Steiner (Joseph), 1969-1971, 1976-1978




  1. Sister Marie Alicia was my fourth grade teacher in the 1962-1963 school year. I am wondering if she is still living?

  2. Sister Marie Alicia was my third and fourh grade teacher too! I believe it was the same years as your 4th grade. I remember her fondly as a great tetherball player. We used green inkfrom a bottle in real ink pens, got Courtesy Cards if we did something kind, and the nuns had the little clickers they used for things like standing at the end of Mass to leave the church in an orderly manner. I remember them giving us “bonus” questions, one of which was “What is the most beautiful city in the U.S and the answer was Boston because I believe that is where their Mother House was located. Also, the cool breezes that came through the windows in the new school and they had no screens! That was the real Hawaii and glad I got to experience it.

  3. The picture is of Sister Julie Elizabeth’s class for the 1966/1967 school year. I had her the year before, but my brother Jim is the boy on the far left in the middle row.

    Sister Julie Elizabeth was a hoot. If she was ever your teacher, you’ll remember her for the rest of your life. I’d like to hear how her life turned out. She came from a huge family of 17 children and was native to Honolulu. My favorite story from Sister was when she and a couple of her brothers were finishing up their paper route one Sunday. The family lived in the hills overlooking Pearl Harbor. They heard a commotion and witnessed the first wave of Japanese bombers.

    My other nuns at Holy Family were Sister Marie St John for 2nd grade (64/65) and Sister Mary Louise (66/67) for 4th grade.

    If you have an original of this picture, take a look at the boy in the bottom row who is second from the far right.

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