SISTERS OF MERCY • WEST MIDWEST COMMUNITY • SPRING 2012
Jubilarians Reflect Joyfully on Years of Religious Life and Ministry This year, the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community rejoices with the 69 Sisters who celebrate milestones as women religious.
Our 2012 Sister jubilarians were recognized at celebrations held during Spring Community meetings across the West Midwest geography. To contribute to their celebrations, they were invited to share reflections on their lives. Over the next three issues of Living Mercy, we will highlight our 2012 jubilarians. We will share with you the words they wrote about how their Mercy spirituality has grown during these years. How they have used their talents, education and love of God to witness to the Gospel and the Charism of Mercy through their many years of devoted ministry. The sisters’ reflections speak of receiving God’s call in a variety of ways: as a deep spiritual urging, a desire to imitate those Sisters they knew and admired, or simply a curiosity about
life in the convent. Their choices sometimes surprised their friends and family, and even themselves. Many reflect on the transformation of their ministry. Some began as teachers and stayed because of the impact they were able to make on students. Others were led to places they would not have chosen, but found the blessings of opportunity. From education to healthcare to housing to chaplaincy to prayer ministry, all have felt fulfilled in being able to serve God’s people. So many express their gratitude and joy at finding a Godfilled life, following a path of surprises and wonder in spite of hard times. In this issue, we invite you to reflect with the jubilarians who are celebrating 85, 80 and 75 years as Sisters of Mercy and hear about the delights and joys they have experienced. (continued on page 4)
Sisters Honored with Papal Cross Sisters Corita Heid, RSM, and Susan O’Connor, RSM, received The Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice granted by Pope Benedict XVI at the request of Jerome Hanus, OSB, Archbishop of the Dubuque, Iowa, Archdiocese.
Sister Corita Heid, back row, second from left, and Sister Susan O’Connor, front row, far right, were among the 16 men and women religious recognized by Archbishop Jerome Hanus, OSB, center.
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The two Sisters of Mercy were among 16 men and women religious of the Archdiocese to be honored with the papal cross and with Distinguished Service Awards, which recognized their significant contributions to the mission of the church and the betterment of society. The awarding of the Papal medals marked the culmination of a ceremony that was held Feb. 5 in conjunction with the 175th anniversary of the Archdiocese. (continued on page 7)
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Frids of Mercy
Welcome to Living Mercy, Spring 2012
The recent Feast of Pentecost speaks of God's generous love and care. Christ promised to send an Advocate, the Holy Spirit, to remain with us, to sustain us in times of need, and to bestow God’s graces as we continue the work of the Gospel. It is by God’s merciful gift of grace that we members of the Mercy Community respond to the poor, sick, and uneducated today. As benefactors of the Sisters of Mercy, you share in our life, mission and ministry. Through your generous gifts, like the Holy Spirit, you sustain us in times of need and fortify us as we minister to and advocate for those who are marginalized and seek the tender mercy and love of God.
Without you, our benefactors, we could not accomplish the Works of Mercy and fulfill Christ’s command, “To love our neighbors.”
In Sister Mary Katherine Doyle, RSM’s book, Like a Tree by Running Water, she tells the story of Mary Baptist Russell, California’s First Sister of Mercy. It reveals the deep conviction of the sisters who left their homeland in Ireland to minister to the needs of the poor in the new and developing California territory. The need was tremendous and Mary Baptist, inspired by her vocation as a Sister of Mercy, worked to meet the need, but she and her band of sisters could not do it alone. In 1856, she and a group of businessmen concerned for the welfare of the city and its residents conducted their first public appeal for funds. As explained in the book, “The drive achieved three purposes. First, it defined the scope of services provided to the community through the works of the Sisters and presented a rationale to why such works were everyone’s concern. Second, it invited people to share in the work…now the whole San Francisco civic community was the partner. Finally, it resulted in sufficient monies for mission.” Today, the mission of Mercy continues through the lives of our sisters, associates, companions, co-workers, volunteers, and you, our benefactors. I am proud to share several new features in this issue of Living Mercy. Inside these pages, you will find donor stories that reflect the spirit of generosity that has remained with Mercy for generations, evidence of the impact of the Mercy mission, reflections from our 2012 Sister Jubiliarians, highlights of our retreat ministry, and remembrances of our beloved sisters who now enjoy their heavenly reward. I thank you for your generous financial support. What was true for Mother Baptist in the 19th Century is true today. Without you, our benefactors, we could not accomplish the Works of Mercy and fulfill Christ’s command, “To love our neighbors.” May the Holy Spirit continue to surround you and yours with abounding love and mercy in the days ahead! In Mercy,
Sister Marie Angele, RSM Director of Development
Spring 2012 Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community
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Mercy High Chicago Alumnae Help
Budding Artists Bloom In the past, their donations went towards practical gifts that help make the quality of life better for retired Sisters. But art instruction, they felt, would also be good for their spirit. “It is good for their hands and good for their minds,” Deborah said. According to Deborah, the money they donate is raised as part of their annual fall luncheon held in October. One year, they had the idea of letting others see the art the sisters had created. So, as part of the silent auction, each sister selected a piece of art to display. Alumnae at the luncheon bid on the art. “We raised $1,000 from the pieces they donated,” she said. “Sisters got to keep the proceeds, but they were most excited about sharing their talents.” Deborah purchased a pencil sketch of Lucille Ball and a friend purchased one of Audrey Hepburn. “You couldn’t have asked for better pieces,” she said.
Sister Grace Laur puts the finishing touches on her artwork.
Paintings, charcoals, pencil sketches and water colors adorn the walls of Mercy Convent in Chicago and McAuley Convent in Aurora. The budding artists are none other than Sisters of Mercy who have discovered their artistic talents thanks to the generosity of alumnae from Mercy High School Chicago, Ill., an all-girls school that closed in 1972. Members of the Mercy High School Alumnae Association wanted the Sisters to have a true art program, not just a chance to paint and draw, according to President Deborah M. Washington. “We wanted a program given by a trained art instructor,” she said. So, they raised the money to make that happen; first for Sisters in Chicago and then for those in Aurora, Ill. “The instructor comes in each week to teach the class,” she said. “Sisters actually learn the fundamentals of art and art theory. They progress from pencil drawings to charcoal, to paintings.”
In addition to their reunion luncheon, they also hold a memorial Mass to honor the alumnae and teachers who died during the year. Currently, there are 4,800 alumnae of the school which was open from 1924 to 1972. It was located at the site of Deborah M. Washington what is now the Chatham Park is the current president Place Development. In 1972, of Mercy High Chicago Mercy High was merged with Alumnae Association. Loretto High School to form Unity High School, which subsequently closed in 1980. After high school, Deborah graduated from college and was hired by Illinois Bell, which is now AT&T. She retired in 2004 after a 30-year career as an engineer there. She now works part-time. Over the years, Deborah kept in touch with Sister Mary Arthur Hamilton, who taught her typing and business courses. “She was hard, but respected girls who had good home training,” Deborah said. “I was one of those girls. We stayed close until she died. The sisters in Aurora let me know when she passed and sent a Mass card to me.” According to Deborah, the money they donate is in gratitude for all of the Sisters who taught them during their high schools years. “It’s our way of giving back to them for the great education we received. And, it’s a good feeling to help.” Living Mercy • Spring 2012
Jubilarians Reflect Joyfully on Years of Religious Life and Ministry (Continued from page 1)
85 Years • Sister Mary Justine Sabourin, Age 101 Entrance: August 28, 1927, Grand Rapids, Michigan First Profession: August 16, 1930 Final Profession: August 16, 1933 Major Areas of Ministry: 60 years, Education/Administration – Elementary, Secondary and Higher Education; Sisters of Mercy Leadership, Special Projects Current Ministry: Ministry of Prayer and Presence Motto: Fiat My life has been full with 85 years of loving God, the sisters, and those to whom I ministered. At 101 years old, I now spend my time praying for everyone and thanking God for all the graces of my life. There is a special place in my heart for my family, my sisters and all those whom I have known and cherished. 80 Years • Sister Grace Laur, Age 97 Entrance: Sept. 8, 1932, Chicago First Profession: March 12, 1935 Final Profession: August 16, 1938 Major Areas of Ministry: 51 Years, Education – Elementary and Secondary Schools, Pastoral Ministry Current Ministry: Ministry of Prayer Motto: Jesus Do With Me as Thou will. After graduating from St. Anthony grade school in Milwaukee, I wanted to enter the Sisters of Notre Dame School. But my mother said I was too young, so I attended Mercy High School for three years and became a Sister of Mercy. I taught in elementary schools for several years and then in high schools. I am now living at our retirement center in Aurora, where we have two wonderful administrators. I am grateful to God for the many graces He has given me during my 97 years, 80 of which have been in the convent. My life has been full.
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80 Years • Sister Robert Mary Wipping, Age 97 Entrance: March 28, 1932, Dubuque, Iowa First Profession: March 12, 1935 Final Profession: August 16, 1938 Major Areas of Ministry: 45 years, Healthcare – Nursing/Administration and Pastoral Care Current Ministry: Ministry of Prayer Motto: Thy Will Be Done My 80 years as a Sister of Mercy have been a wonderful gift. I am grateful for having been a nurse and helping so many people with their struggles. It has been a privilege, and I am grateful to God for my vocation. 75 Years • Sister Mary Miguel Gassmann, Age 92 Entrance: Sept. 9, 1937, Omaha First Profession: March 12, 1940 Final Profession: August 16, 1943 Major Areas of Ministry: 47 years, Healthcare – Nursing/Administration and Hospital Administrator Current Ministry: Ministry of Prayer Motto: What Would Christ Do Now? When I was in third grade, I saw my first Sister of Mercy. She was dressed all in white, and I said to myself, “That’s what I’m going to be someday.” I have now lived that dream for 75 years, and I loved every minute of my ministry at our Mercy hospitals in Denver, Council Bluffs and Omaha. I feel very blessed that I have always been able to be involved in healing ministry, whether it was through nursing patients, hospital administration, pushing a wheelchair, or simply providing a gentle touch for someone who is hurting.
75 Years • Sister Mary McAuley Gillgannon, Age 91 Entrance: Sept. 7, 1937, Omaha First Profession: March 12, 1940 Final Profession: August 1943 Major Areas of Ministry: 56 years, Education – Elementary, Secondary and Higher Education – Teaching and Administration Current Ministry: Ministry of Prayer Motto: My Jesus, Mercy! Time seems to fly by. I can’t believe I’ve been a Sister of Mercy for 75 years! I’ve had a wonderful life. Thanks be to God! 75 Years • Sister Mary Jude Graham, Age 92 Entrance: Sept. 7, 1937, Omaha First Profession: March 12, 1940 Final Profession: August 16, 1940 Major Areas of Ministry: 54 years, Education – Elementary and Higher Education – Teaching and Administration Current Ministry: Retired, Volunteer at Mercy Villa Motto: To Jesus Through Mary I have no other plans except to continue to live gratefully for the love and support of God, His Mother, My Community, my family and my former students. Each day is such a precious gift. 75 Years • Sister Roseline Kos, Age 95 Entrance: July 12, 1936, Cedar Rapids First Profession: Sept. 24, 1939 Final Profession: Sept. 24, 1942 Major Areas of Ministry: 51 years, Education – Elementary and Higher Education, Teaching and Administration Current Ministry: Prayer for the needs of the Mercy Institute Motto: Thy Will Be Done Sister Roseline Kos is grateful for so many enriching teaching experiences, including teaching primary grades, serving as principal, and working at the college level with student teachers in their preparation. “Reviewing my retirement years of the past and present is overwhelming. However, He said, ‘I will be with you always,’ and He surely has been. He asked me to serve Him a little longer through our sisters and His people in Mercy.”
75 Years • Sister Mary Patricius Maloney, Age 92 Entrance: Sept. 7, 1937, Omaha First Profession: March 12, 1940 Final Profession: August 16, 1943 Major Areas of Ministry: 56 years, Education – Elementary and Higher Education, Teaching and Administration Current Ministry: Ministry of Prayer Motto: My Jesus Mercy My life as a Sister of Mercy has been blessed in ways I could never have imagined. These past 75 years have provided me with so many opportunities to give and receive the merciful love of God. I am grateful to my Sister in community, my family and friends for sharing this journey with me. 75 Years • Mary Wilma Wolf, Age 94 Entrance: Oct. 25, 1936, Cedar Rapids First Profession: Sept. 24, 1939 Final Profession: Sept. 24, 1942 Major Areas of Ministry: 49 years, Education – Elementary and Higher Education, Teaching Current Ministry: Ministry of Prayer Motto: Serve God and Be Cheerful Jubilee is a time of gratitude and Thanksgiving. I am grateful to God for allowing me to be a Sister of Mercy for all these years, for allowing me to assist at daily Mass and receive Him in Holy Communion. It is such a real privilege! Each night I thank Him for all His blessings and ask Him to continue to bless me the rest of this day and the rest of my life.
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Retreat Centers Offer
S piritual Renewal
Prayer and spirituality are an integral part of the lives of the Sisters of Mercy. The Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community has a vibrant ministry with three retreat centers dedicated to helping those seeking to deepen their relationship with God, themselves, one another, and all of creation. Grounded in Christian values and guided by the vision of the Sisters of Mercy, these centers provide hospitable meeting spaces with overnight lodging, spiritual services, and a wide variety of programming that promotes the spiritual renewal of individuals and groups of many faiths. In addition to Sisters of Mercy and co-workers who have been trained in spiritual direction, theology and guidance/counseling,
the retreat centers often feature local and national presenters with a wide range of expertise. The centers are located in beautiful, serene surroundings that provide an environment that encourages reflection. Each center has a small staff dedicated to helping all who visit find inner peace. All of our centers depend on the generosity of adjunct staff, sisters, volunteers and donors to sustain both programs and conference services. We invite you to experience Mercy spirituality at one of these centers. For more information and a calendar of retreats, please visit the websites listed below.
Mercy Center Auburn • www.mercycenter.org The Sierra Nevada mountain range serves as the backdrop for Mercy Center in Auburn, Calif. The 33-acre campus offers many outdoor areas for prayer, meditation and relaxation, including garden paths, meditation groves and a labyrinth. Offerings include: private retreats; days of prayer; guided, preached, and directed retreats (includes Ignatian Exercises, Sacred Scripture, Contemplative Prayer, Grief and Loss, etc.); spiritual direction; adult spiritual enrichment programs and the popular, bi-annual Women’s Spiritual Spa retreat.
Mercy Center Burlingame • www.mercy-center.org Mercy Center in Burlingame, Calif., sits on 40 peaceful acres hidden in the heart of busy San Francisco Bay area. The center welcomes thousands of people each year seeking a place of quiet and spiritual growth. Programming includes: training and supervision of spiritual directors, women’s and men’s spirituality, the Ignatian 30-day retreat, an active meditation program, Centering Prayer and outreach to Hispanic men and women who are seeking to become spiritual directors. Taizé prayer draws hundreds of people to the center.
Knowles Mercy Spirituality Center • www.kmscenter.org Dedicated in 1987, Knowles Mercy Spirituality Center (KMSC) is located west of Omaha, Neb., on 22-acres of meadow and woodlands on the banks of the Platte River. The land around the center is enhanced through the ecological vision of the Mercy Earth Project, featuring a butterfly garden, walking paths, a meditation deck and a Chartres labyrinth. At the center, individuals and small groups can find rest and relaxation, sacred space for retreat and nurturing resources for their spirits. Like the other two centers, spiritual services at KMSC include a variety of retreat opportunities, personal days of reflection, spiritual direction, sponsored programs, and meeting facilitation. The chapel, with ceiling-to-floor windows, reveals a panoramic view of the property and grounds for those at prayer.
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Donations Now Go to CCASA Community The Sisters of Mercy appreciate the support that donors have given to Sisters who minister in the Caribbean, Central and South America. In 2008, The Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas concluded a reconfiguration of its 25 communities into six geographic communities. That year, the Sisters of Mercy who minister in Caribbean, Central and South America countries came together to form Sisters of Mercy, Caribbean, Central America and South America Community, abbreviated CCASA. The Sisters elected a Leadership Team that is responsible for directing the 78 Sisters who live and minister in these countries. Once considered missions of the U.S. based Mercy Communities, today, the CCASA Community is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit U.S. corporation with headquarters in Silver Spring, Md. Contributions are tax deductible. The CCASA Sisters continue to need your financial support that enables them to minister to the critical needs of the peoples in these regions. If you are interested in supporting the life and ministry of the CCASA Community or contribute to the Courtade Fund, please send your donations to: Sisters of Mercy CCASA Community, Inc. Attn: Amy Hackett • 8300 Colesville Road, Suite 300 Silver Spring, Md. 20910-3243
Sisters Honored with Papal Cross (continued from page 1) Both sisters were recognized for their service on archdiocesan boards and for ministering in Catholic healthcare. Sister Corita served as president of Mercy Medical Health Network of Iowa in Mason City. Sister Susan currently serves as vice president of mission integration at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice was instituted by Pope Leo XIII in July 1888. The cross is awarded as a sign of the Holy Father’s recognition of the recipients’ distinguished service to the church and the papacy. In the center are two arches with the images of the apostles, St. Peter and St. Paul. On the sides, the inscription reads “Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice” — “For the Church and the Pontiff.”
Sisters Take Part in UDM Inauguration Sister Judith Frikker, RSM, president of the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community, and several Sisters of Mercy participated in the inauguration of Antoine M Garibaldi, Ph.D., as the 25th President of the University of Detroit Mercy. The installation was held April 13 in Detroit. Pictured following Mass are, from left, Sisters Marie Angele, Patricia Forret, Judith Frikker, KarenYarkosky, Maurita Soukup, Colette Baldwin and Mary Ellen Devereux.
Des Moines Diocese Honors Sisters of Mercy Sisters of Mercy and the late Sister Stella Neill, RSM were recognized by the Diocese of Des Moines with Centennial Medals presented as part of its 100th year celebration. The medals paid tribute to “individuals who have, in an extraordinary manner, contributed to the life of the Diocese of Des Moines or who represent the contributions of organization/communities which have been particularly instrumental in diocesan history,” according to the Centennial program booklet. Sister Stella was recognized for founding Anawim Housing to provide affordable housing to low income families. The Sisters of Mercy were recognized for their untiring efforts in their ministries of health care. Sister Patricia Forret accepted the award for Sister of Mercy. Sister Judith Frikker, president of the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community, accepted the award for Sister Stella.
Sister Judith and the Reverend Timothy P. Kesicki, S.J., Provincial, Society of Jesus, Chicago-Detroit Province, presented President Garibaldi with a gift representing their orders. Later they led the missioning of the new UDM president during the formal installation ceremony. The two religious orders co-founded and co-sponsor the university. “On this momentous occasion on which we inaugurate the first lay Catholic president of the University of Detroit Mercy, we are mindful that Dr. Garibaldi carries forward the spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and the Sisters of Mercy that underlie all that we do here,” Sister Judith said. Others participating in the ceremony were: Sister Mary Kelly, RSM, Ph.D., ’68, Associate Professor, Health Services Administration who brought greetings on behalf of the Catholic Community; Sister Rosita Schiller, RSM, Ph.D. ’59, who presented Foundation Documents; Sister Mary Ann Dillon, RSM, Ph.D., Sister Susan M. Sanders, RSM, Ph.D., and Sister Linda J. Werthman, RSM, Ph.D. ’65, members of the UDM Board of Trustees. Living Mercy • Spring 2012
“We should be as shining lamps giving light to all around us.” Catherine McAuley
Honorary Tribute Gifts • July 1 to December 31, 2011 The Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community are grateful to these many individuals who have chosen to support the life and ministry of the sisters with a gift made in honor of loved ones or in celebration of a special occasion. In this issue of Living Mercy, we feature the tribute gifts received from July 1 to Dec. 31, 2011. Tribute names are listed first, followed by the names of the donors who have made a gift in their honor. We regret any omissions or errors in producing this list.
CELEBRATION GIFTS 2011 Sisters of Mercy Jubilarians Sister Adele Mondragon, RSM 2012 Opus Prize St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minn. Sister Jeanne Christensen, RSM – 50th Jubilee Father Francis J. Scheule Carletta Dee Carver Sister Mary Finnegan, RSM – 50th Jubilee Mary Kay Condon Sister Veronica Gorman, RSM – 80th Jubilee James and Ann Dunnigan Donald and Marilyn Helfter Thomas and Rebecca Richardson Sister Elaine Mary Hart RSM – 70th Jubilee Janeen Cloutier Fr. Jim Poulsen – 43rd Anniversary of Ordination Gail Andrade Sister Mary Cephas Wichman RSM – 60th Jubilee Francis R. Daly Mary Zwiebel – 90th Birthday Julia Michalek
HONOR GIFTS Pressie Acero Family Mrs. Pressie Acero Sister Marjorie Elizabeth Allen, RSM Mrs. M. Susan Delonis Mr. and Mrs. Keith Moore Elvina T. Armento Valerie Armento William J. Armento Valerie Armento Sister Mary Jo Baldus, RSM Barb Uselman Theresa Baldus-Kokontis Sister Veronica Gorman, RSM + Sister Corinne Bauer, RSM Rita Burke Sister Linda Bechen, RSM Rita M. Martin Sister Mary Ann Becker, RSM Donald and Jan Flynn Sister Mary Benedict Begin, RSM Len and Gretchen Stangl Sister Mary Janice Belen, RSM Rosemary Sullivan Dr. Charles R. Billings Barbara Billings Sister Madonna Marie Bolton, RSM Arthur Carlson Ravi and Sherrill Koopot Mrs. Glenna J. Shapiro Sister Mary Kathleen Botsford, RSM Ms. Dorothy Popovich 8
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Russ Brown Joan and Fred Lauriente Sister Marguerite Buchanan, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Owen Raven Sister Corita Burnham, RSM Thomas and Irene Tupman Edward and Jane Waters Sister Elizabeth Mary Burns, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peebles Sister Lois Burroughs, RSM Ms. Donna L. Wheeler Jim Burrows Joan and Fred Lauriente Terry Burrows Joan and Fred Lauriente Sister Maura Byron, SSL Sister Corita Burnham, RSM Sister Mary Cristina Caballero, RSM Stephen and Kay Nowatzki Rosa Cajgico Sarrico Andrea Goodman Elsa Cardenas Pat Seeds Casey Family Bernadette Casey Durazzo Chancey Family Mrs. Violet H. Chancey Sister Diane Clyne, RSM Ms. Deborah Johnson Harry Concholar Nancy Concholar Sister Maureen Costelloe, RSM Robert and Maureen Crump Dennis and Gloria Kalkowski Cross Family Frank Cross Sister Paula Crowley, RSM Rose Crowley Robert Curran Ms. V. Therese Rowe Mary Cutone Marina and Fern Maza Sister Mary Jo DeMarco, RSM Ms. Margaret O'Connell Sister Elizabeth Derga, RSM Brent and Mary Derga Hanna Patrick D. and Judith T. O'Boyle Florence H. Renner Steven and Chetna Renner Sister Emily Devine, RSM Francis A. Harrington William and Gloria Harrington Sister Roxanne Dolak, RSM Anonymous Michael Dolim George and Ruth Dolim Sister James Marie Donahue, RSM Gary and Nancy Canady Mary Hostetler Robert O'Brien
Sister Susan Dunnwald, RSM Don and Jane Towe Paul and Mary Lou Wolter Sister Mary Timothea Elliott, RSM Keith and Susan Cleaver Sister Mary Alice Ernst, RSM Linda Stoll Diane Fahrner Family Diane Fahrner Peggy Falvey Sister Marietta McGannon, RSM Sister Regine Fanning, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Christensen Sister Margaret Farley, RSM Robert and Patricia Hammell Elizabeth A. Finnegan Helene A. Uribe Fitzpatrick Family Bernadette Casey Durazzo Sister Rosemary Floersch, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Pitner Sister Bernadette Mary Frank, RSM John and Susan Yun Friends Sister Maureen Hally, RSM Ms. Nila Racho Sister Toni Lynn Gallagher, RSM Carol and Barry Rost Sister Joseph Mary Galli, RSM Thomas Gherini Garcia Family Ms. Lorraine Pagan Sister Mary Miguel Gassman, RSM Joe and Leona Moran Sister Mary Yvonne Gellise, RSM Edward and Marilyn Codd Mr. and Mrs. Jose Santillan Bruce and Robin Sole Margaret Giles Ms. Patricia Giles Sister Veronica Gorman, RSM + Mary and Rick Hanby Anita and Michael Gutierez Sister Rita Fantin, RSM Sister Patricia Guziec, RSM Mary Mendenhall Sister Patricia Harney, RSM Ms. Lorraine Pagan Floralee and Bob Harris Joan and Fred Lauriente Hermosa Family Mrs. Violet H. Chancey Sister Mary Stephanie Holub, RSM Larry and Norinne Rozman Hovey Family Gail Andrade Sister Mary Ellen Howard, RSM Mrs. Arlee Bodnar Edward and Marilyn Codd Edmund J. Rafferty III Sister Phyllis Hughes, RSM Ms. Lorraine Pagan Sister Mary Edith Hurley, RSM Joe and Bernadette Hurley Sister Philomena Husak, RSM Bernadette Hlas Hynes Family Bernadette Casey Durazzo Sister Patricia Illing, RSM Anonymous Shirley A. Irwin Dr. W. Alexander Irwin Jesus Jabarez Wayne and Andrea Hess Joan Jaski Marian Ritchie Estrellita Jones Sister Eileen Pazmino, RSM Noreen Jones Sister Bernadette Hart, RSM
+ Individual has died since the gift was received.
Bob Kearsley Paul and Christine Prendergast Sister Mary Camille Kelley, RSM John and Susan Yun Don and Pat Kellogg Marina and Fern Maza Sister Mary Brian Kelly, RSM Anonymous Colleen and Bernard Wetli Sister Mary Kelly, RSM Joseph and Rose Driessen Dr. Cynthia Zane and Mr. Stephen Mazurak Kissling Family Amelia Kissling Klumpp Family Gail Andrade Koenig Family Norman and Dolores Moniz Sister Monica Kostielney, RSM Rosemary Sullivan Sister Mary Lucina Kozeny, RSM Elaine C. Wiese Sister Suzanne Krawczyk, RSM Edward and Jane Waters Sister Bernice Kurt, RSM Rita M. Martin Sister Mary Kurt, RSM Rev. Frederick C. Fangmann Rita M. Martin Colleen and Bernard Wetli Sister Patricia Lamb, RSM Dan and Judy Printz Lawcor Family Bernadette Casey Durazzo Sister Mary Amata Lorenz, RSM John, Helen and Pooja Botschka Mr. and Mrs. Charles Poll St. Michael's Church Lyons Family Mrs. Jean Lyons Sister Margaret Lyons, RSM Mrs Mary Kay McCabe Sister Jane Mackowiak, RSM Ms. Irene L. Hickle Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mackowiak Bob Masie and Family Mrs. Lynn O'Connell Maza Family Marina and Fern Maza Marina and Fern Maza Joanne and Kevin Gonzales Sister Margaret Mary McBride, RSM Mary and Terence Loughran Cynthia McGee Sister Eileen Pazmino, RSM Sister Rosanne McGrath, RSM Ms. Lorraine Pagan McWhirter Family Norman and Dolores Moniz Sister Sheila Megley, RSM Mrs. Kenneth Zwarycz Mercy Day Mrs. Marilyn Panelli Mercy High School, Chicago Class of 1961 James and Sharon Connelly Mercy Sisters who taught at Resurrection School, Chicago Mrs. Ethel P. O'Connor Mercy Sisters who taught at Siena High School, Chicago Mrs. Ethel P. O'Connor Sister Marian Mertz, RSM Bob and Mary Marcoux James and Beatrice Skaggs Sister Mary Leonita Metoyer, RSM Brenda Puepke Sister Jane Meuse, RSM Susan Foreman
from the Heart “We would not be the faith-based organization we are today without the leadership of the Sisters of Mercy.” Robert Peebles • President and CEO • Mercy Medical Center Sioux City
Hospital CEO Honors Sister Elizabeth Mary Burns and Mercy Heritage The Sisters of Mercy have a 125-year legacy at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, and its current president and CEO feels blessed that Mercy heritage and charism is very much alive today. “We would not be the faith-based organization we are today without their leadership,” said Robert Peebles, who recently celebrated his third year with the medical center. Although he knew of the rich Sisters of Mercy tradition, he explained that after he read the book Beyond Measure: A Legacy of Mercy, written by Sister Elizabeth Mary Burns, RSM, he gained an even deeper appreciation of the Sisters’ contributions to Catholic healthcare. The book recounts the Sisters of Mercy’s healthcare heritage in Michigan, Iowa and Indiana. It describes how the Sisters worked together to form one of the country's first Catholic healthcare systems known as the Sisters of Mercy Health Corporation. “I read her book and was inspired by it,” said Bob, who grew up in Michigan and was taught by Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters. “When you think where Catholic healthcare would be if weren’t for the Sisters, it would be nowhere. Sisters were responsible for establishing and running the early Catholic hospitals under difficult circumstances. They dedicated their lives to bettering individuals, working long days, many times without a salary. And the Sisters never complained. This may now be a tough time in healthcare, but it is nothing compared to what the Sisters experienced.” Bob first met Sister Elizabeth Mary at a book signing held at Mercy Medical Center shortly after her book was released in 2009. “I have great respect for her. She was the last Sister CEO here in Sioux City,” he said. Sister Elizabeth Mary was the chief executive officer from 1977 to 1987. Under her leadership, St. Joseph Mercy joined St. Vincent’s Hospital to form Marian Health Center.
Sister Elizabeth Mary's history with the hospital actually totals over 20 years. She began as a student nurse at St Joseph Mercy School of Nursing. After becoming a registered nurse in 1952, she served at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Dubuque for three years and then came back to Sioux City for a year before attending Mercy College of Detroit for a BSNE and then a Master's degree in Nursing from Wayne State University. She returned to Sioux City where she was director of the school of nursing for five years. She chaired the department of nursing at Mercy College of Detroit for the next 10 years during which time she earned her doctorate in education from Columbia University. After four years as Director of Health Services for the Province of Detroit she became the CEO of Marian Health Center from 1977-1987. Later she served on the board of Mercy Medical Center from 2001-2005. To recognize Sister Elizabeth Mary and her contributions, Bob made a gift to Sisters of Mercy in her honor. The gift pays tribute to her, as well as to the Mercy heritage and charism that has been part of the medical center for the past 125 years. Today, Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City continues to have three Sisters of Mercy on its board of directors, and Peebles said he wants to keep it that way. “We are so fortunate,” he said. “The Sisters keep us going down the right path in terms of our mission. Their presence reminds us why we are here.” When Bob travels to Detroit often for business and personal reasons, he always makes it a point to visit Sister Elizabeth Mary and the other Sisters at McAuley Center. Sister Elizabeth Mary does the same when she visits Sioux City. “I am so touched by his gift,” she said. “Robert has a great love for Sioux City and for the Sisters of Mercy,” she said. “He is a wonderful person who truly exhibits Mercy charism.” Living Mercy • Spring 2012
Sister Judith Meyers, RSM Dr. William and Mrs. Jeri Schlueter Sister Marie Micheletto, RSM William Pinaire Sister Mary Margaret Miner, RSM Daniel and Catherine Kunitzer Sister Mary Lorita Moffatt, RSM Virginia Day Paul and Barbara Regan Moniz Family Norman and Dolores Moniz Sister Alice Montgomery, RSM Catherine M. Andreucci Sister Barbara Moran, RSM Marie Brady Teresa Walker Sister Kate Moriarty, RSM Anonymous Sister Maureen Mulcrone, RSM Gail M. Wingard Mr. and Mrs. Paul Myers Ms. Lorraine Pagan Albert and Mareba Nassif Alberta Rogers Richard Nassif Alberta Rogers Sister Geraldine Mary Near, RSM Mr. Richard Near and Ms. Jessica Elledge Dolores Nice Sister Maureen Hally, RSM Sister Judith Niemet, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Niemet Sister Kay O'Brien, RSM Ms. Carolyn S. Davis Teresa O'Connell Joan and Fred Lauriente Liz Olivas Sister Corita Burnham, RSM Reverand Terence O'Malley Deborah Canepa-Tencza Pagan Family Ms. Lorraine Pagan Sister Dolores Marie Pardini, SNDdeN Verdel Flores Sister Therese Marie Pedretti, FSPA Joyce P. Hanson Sister Mary Theresa Pelky, RSM Lorraine L. Hawkins Christine Osterman Darrell and Mary Pischoff John and Bonnie Willacker Sister Margaret Mary Platte, RSM Janet and Russell Kline
Sister Mary Lou Podzimek, RSM Dorothy M. Herrington Maria Poels Ms. Lanie Nepper Dot Reardon Ms. Ann Lokke Sister Monica Marie Reichmuth, RSM Charles and Beth Chevalier Reif Family Mrs. Lynn O'Connell Florence Ribeiro and Family Marina and Fern Maza Sister Phyllis Ann Ries, RSM Lyle and Lynn Ries Phyllis Roberts Joan and Fred Lauriente Regina Roche Joan and Fred Lauriente Sister Carmen Rodriguez, RSM Joe Pummill Jocelyn Roeder Joan and Fred Lauriente Sister Mary Justine Sabourin, RSM Teresa Browne Margaret A. Forster Mr. Michael J. Forster Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Sabourin Dr. Thomas J. Sabourin, M.D. Kenneth and Mary Tourangeau Sacred Heart Convent Staff, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Sister Veronica Gorman, RSM + Sister Felice Sauers, RSM Winona and Emmett Griffin Sister Mary Jeanette Schneider, RSM Paula and David Swetland Sister Mary Rosalia Schroering, RSM Dr. Helena Lim, Pharm. D. Sister Mary Ann Scofield, RSM Mary Lou Simmermacher Sister Loretta Sedlmayer, RSM Mrs. Helen C. Redfield Sister Mary Maurita Sengelaub, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Cwiek Jim Kuipers Mr. and Mrs. Philip H. McCorkle, Jr. Siena High School, Chicago Class of 1946 Janet and Robert Cella Sisters of Marian Oaks, Burlingame, CA Garnet and Hannah Wynne Sisters of Mercy Fred Beidatsch Ms. Diane Johnson Bluemle
Holy Name Housing Recognizes Sisters of Mercy This year, Holy Name Housing Corporation of Omaha, Neb., celebrated its 30th anniversary of helping low and moderate income families realize their dream of home ownership. As part of its celebration, held April 13, the non-profit recognized several groups and individuals who made major contributions during those 30 years. The Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community was among those recognized at the celebration. The awards were presented by Sister Marilyn Ross, RSM, who has served as executive director since 1983. “Besides contributed services I was able to provide, the Sisters of Mercy McAuley Fund was consistent in awarding grants that helped us through these early years, and we would like to recognize them for their contribution,” Sister Marilyn said. Sister Marie Angele, development director, accepted the award for the Sisters of Mercy. Since it was incorporated in 1982, Holy Name Housing has built or renovated more than 500 homes, has established three 10
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Dolly Moneka and Staff Sisters of Mercy in Burlingame, CA Ms. Barbara Allen Mary and Terence Loughran David and Ann Sakai Lourdes Thuesen Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community Ruth M. Altermatt Sister Mary Corkery, RSM Sisters who served at Mercy Bellbrook, Rochester Hills, Mich. Ms. Dorothy Popovich Sister Jean Sitter, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Allen D. Arp Sister Suzanne Mary Skowronski, RSM John and Susan Yun Sister Mary Estelle Small, RSM Ms. Lorraine Pagan Dorothy Smith Anonymous Sister Martin de Porres Smukowski, RSM Bernadette M. Benson Sister Suzanne M. Soppe, RSM Edward and Jane Waters Sister Mary Cecilia Soreghan, RSM + Anonymous Sister Maurita Soukup, RSM Michael and Anna Mary Riniker Sister Elaine Sova, RSM Daniel and Catherine Kunitzer Eve Spence Sean and Jennifer Haney Sister Theresa Ann Spitz, RSM Joyce A. Marme St. John School, Independence, Iowa Mr. Steven A. Becker Donna Sterling Ms. Donna Sterling Marianne Stowe Joan and Fred Lauriente Sister Hilda Sucher, RSM Mr. and Mrs. David V. Stark Sister Shari Sutherland, RSM Leslie A. Krebs Sister Mary Thecla Theisen, RSM Mr. and Mrs. James H. Draska Sister Marie Thielen, RSM Patricia W. Franks Beverly Tinges Marie and Carlo Noce Sister Suzanne Toolan, RSM Matt Deppmeier
Rosemary Tyler Sister Rita Fantin, RSM Sister Marian Clare Valenteen, RSM Rev. Msgr. Antonio A. Valdivia Sister Judith VanderVeen, RSM Gail and Bob Thomas Sister Susan Vickers, RSM Ms. Lorraine Pagan Sister Therese Villerot, RSM Sharon Jourdan Vogt Family Lloyd A. Vogt Sister Mary Bertha Vondruska, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gingrich St. Michael's Church Mary L. Voss Jeanne Voss Wampler Katherine Wainwright Marsha Jones Sister Marilyn Wallace, RSM Sandra Goetzinger-Comer Sister Marilyn Ward, RSM Lawrence and Mary Ward Jan M. Wasco Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Cafferty Sister Deborah Watson, RSM Ms. Lorraine Pagan Sister Linda Werthman, RSM Dr. Cynthia Zane and Mr. Stephen Mazurak Westerman Family Norman and Dolores Moniz Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Wiedemeier Ms. Carol Siegrist Sister Mary Wilma Wolf, RSM Jay Shuldiner Michael and Marikay Wolf Claude Wong Dr. Shirley A. Tamoria M.D. Alyssa Wyklige Marian Pollie Wyklige Arlene Yew Marina and Fern Maza Sister Charlotte Young, RSM Don and Dolores Bignotti Jorge and Karinee Galva Daniel and Catherine Kunitzer John and Susan Yun John Zehner Martha Kulisch
+ Individual has died since the gift was received.
subdivisions for families with moderate incomes, refurbished the historical Leo Vaughan Manor into apartments for the elderly, and built freestanding cottages adjacent to the Manor. Its most recent project is the development Sister Marie Angele receives award of 9.9 acre former site of from Sister Marilyn Ross. St. Richards’s rectory and school in north Omaha into a $23 million social services campus. The partners in the St. Richards project are Holy Name Housing and Heartland Family Service. In addition to building and fixing houses, Holy Name Housing also provides a number of services to home buyers. It offers counseling to help address the obstacles to home ownership and to assist people in understanding the benefits and responsibilities of owning a home.
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“I am yours for time and eternity.” Catherine McAuley
West Midwest Sisters’ Remembrances July 1, 2011 – April 30, 2012 We invite you to celebrate with us the lives of these beloved sisters and the impact each made through their loving service here on earth. Many were revered teachers and helped instill in students the love of learning. Others ministered in healthcare, guiding institutions as administrators or providing patients with both spiritual and physical healing. Still others worked in parishes, caring for the needs of parishioners. They faithfully lived the Gospel and brought Christ to everyone they met. They performed works of Mercy in the Spirit of Founder Catherine McAuley. We miss each of them. We are grateful to all of the benefactors who chose to memorialize our deceased sisters with a gift to the Sisters of Mercy. Your contributions enable our community to continue serving the people of God and honors our Sisters’ legacies.
Sister Mary Carmela Cesari, RSM, Age 88 • March 11, 1923 to July 1, 2011 Born in San Francisco, Sister Mary Carmela Cesari was taught by the Sisters of Mercy in grade school and high school. She wanted to be a nurse, so she left San Francisco State College to attend St. Joseph's College St J ph' C ll of Nursing. With encouragement from Sister Mary Aurelia (Rose) McArdle, she pursued her true desire by entering the Sisters of Mercy on July 1, 1943. Though her early training was in nursing, she was asked to teach, and spent the next 55 years in elementary education, teaching and serving as principal in schools in San Francisco, Oakland, Whittier, Burlingame and Solano, Calif. During that time, she earned a bachelor’s in education from San Francisco College for Women (1950) and a master’s in education from LaVerne University (1973). Just as she loved bringing healing to patients, she loved influencing students not only to learn, but to also grow mentally and morally. A master teacher, she assisted many new junior high teachers in classroom management and teaching. As principal, she promoted further learning , offering in-services, providing time for observation of other teachers and encouraging her teachers to work toward their master's degrees. In 2003, Sister Mary Carmela retired to Marian Convent in Burlingame where she served in the ministry of prayer until her death. She is remembered by both teachers and students who loved her for her expertise, her discipline and compassion.
Sister Constance Heidewald, RSM, Age 78 Sept. 8, 1932 to July 13, 2011 Sister Constance “Connie” Heidewald was born in Peoria, Ill., and attended the Academy of Our Lady. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1950. Sister Connie earned her bachelor's in English from Saint Xavier University in 1956 and her master's in educational administration from the University of Illinois in 1968. From 1955 to 1978, she taught in elementary schools in Chicago, Des Plaines, Seneca, Ottawa and Mt. Prospect, Ill., and in Milwaukee, Wisc., serving as principal at St. Stephen in Chicago for two of those years. After 23 years in elementary education, she earned advanced certification in religious studies from Mundelein College in 1978. She served as director of religious education at St. Monica Parish, Chicago, for eight years and then spent the next 21 years in pastoral ministry. She served in parishes in Rockford, Mahomet and Aurora Ill., and in healthcare in Savannah, Ga. In 2007, Sister Connie retired, but remained active in prayer ministry and as a volunteer. She prayed hard and worked hard, always showing compassion and concern for those needing her attention. Sister Eleanor Phelan, RSM, Age 86 Jan. 21, 1925 to July 21, 2011 Sister Eleanor Phelan was born in Chicago, Ill., and graduated from Mercy High School in 1942. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in Chicago in 1944. Her motto was, “Serve the Lord in gladness” – and that she did! Sister Eleanor taught in the Chicago Archdiocese from 1948 to 1971 before joining the staff of Catholic Charities in Chicago where she remained until 1976. In addition to a bachelor’s from St. Xavier College (1956), she earned a degree in health education in gerontology from University of Michigan in 1976. She then worked in geriatrics at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. Before returning to Chicago to work at Chicago Province Center and Little Brothers of the Poor. From 1985 to 2000, she was assistant director at Carmelite Carefree Village. Sister Eleanor retired in 2001 and volunteered at Provena McAuley Manor in Aurora, Ill. She will be remembered as a woman with a deep commitment to justice and whose life impacted many. As a teacher and educator, she was creative and ahead of her time. Many will miss her kindness, her tireless service and caring heart. (continued on next page)
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Sister Mary Ann Shimek, RSM, Age 81 April 8, 1930 to July 31, 2011 Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sister Mary Ann Shimek grew up speaking the Czech language and learned English when she went to school at St. Wenceslaus School. She never lost her ability to speak in her first language and was very proud of her heritage. Sister Mary Ann entered the Sisters of Mercy in Cedar Rapids and began her ministry of teaching in Kalispell, Mont. She taught in several parochial schools in Iowa before beginning a ministry in religious education in the Dubuque, Iowa, Archdiocese in 1971. In 1984, Sister Mary Ann trained as a nursing assistant and served as a home health aide before moving to Kansas. There she ministered as a life skills trainer for mentally challenged adults. Her last ministry was as a child care provider, caring for two boys from infancy to their teens. “She was very proud of the boys and they had a great love for her,” recalled her friend Sister Mary Irene Burns, RSM. Sister Mary Christopher Brannigan, RSM, Age 92 • July 25, 1919 to Aug. 12, 2011 Sister Mary Christopher Brannigan entered the Sisters of Mercy in Auburn, Calif., in 1938 and spent the first 10 years of her religious life as a teacher in several elementary schools in the Diocese of Sacramento, Calif. After receiving a degree in social work in 1969, she ministered to the sick in Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento and to the homebound in the area until she retired in 1987. “She eased the pain for many dying patients and comforted their families and loved ones,” recalled Sister Claire Marie Dalton who was a nurse at Mercy with her. During the first 10 years of her retirement, while living in Orangevale, Sister Mary Christopher continued to minister to the sick and needy, sharing her faith with them. She also became a custom knitter specializing in toys and Christmas ornaments for boutiques and special events. She donated the proceeds of her knitting projects to the poor. She will be remembered as a very creative, faith-filled woman with a great love for the poor and needy. Sister Mary Marcia Wilhelmi, RSM, Age 89 Oct. 10, 1921 to Aug. 24, 2011 Sister Mary Marcia Wilhelmi grew up in Iowa and graduated from St. John High School in Independence, Iowa. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in Dubuque the following September and made her final vows in 1945 at the Sisters of Mercy in Detroit, Mich. Sister Mary Marcia served in healthcare ministries from 1942 until her retirement in 2006. She experienced many changes from a time when a Sister of Mercy was the hospital administrator with 12
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a sister supervisor on every floor to the time when there were few or no sisters on staff. She served as a supervisor of medical and obstetrical nursing in several hospitals in Iowa and Michigan. After earning her degree in hospital administration from the University of Michigan, she also served as an administrator. Fondly remembered for her devotion to healthcare and patient needs, she earned the respect of nurses, physicians and colleagues for her expertise and for her cheerful, gracious manner. She was also an expert cook and gardener who shared the results of her labor. Sister Flora Batterton, RSM, Age 95 Nov. 23, 1915 to Sept. 1, 2011 Sister Flora Batterton was a native of San Francisco, Calif., and a graduate of St. Peter’s parish schools where she developed business office skills. Before entering the Sisters of Mercy in 1939, she had attended Cogswell Business School and worked for an investment company. Taking the name Sister Mary Anastasia, she began her 58-year ministry in elementary education and was known as an excellent teacher; very serious and very kind. After retiring from full-time ministry and a sabbatical, Sister Flora was a part-time instructor in the new computer program in Holy Name School, San Francisco where she lived until 2005. “She was lovely to live with,” said her friend, Sister Edith Hurley, RSM. “She was good at cooking and helped me since I wasn’t.” Sister Flora will be remembered as a dedicated teacher, steady and unruffled. She was a no-nonsense, practical person with a very dry wit and a wonderful laugh. Sister Elizabeth “Betty” Barrett, RSM, Age 90 • Oct. 3, 1920 to Sept. 14, 2011 Sister Elizabeth “Betty” Barrett graduated in 1943 from Saint Xavier College in Chicago, Ill., with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. She entered the Sisters of Mercy that same year. She also earned a master’s degree in 1953 and a Ph.D. in 1957 both from the University of Notre Dame. Known at that time as Sister Mary Oliver, Sister Betty was professor and chair of the natural sciences department at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Ill., becoming its president in 1963. During her tenure, a number of significant programs were initiated, including a continuing education program for mature women and a student service project that provided medical and educational service to the poor and underprivileged. Noted for her work in human relations, Sister Betty was the first religious named to the Illinois Human Relations Commission and played a major role in the establishment of the John XXIII Institute, which provided inter-faith programs, research opportunities and dialogue on contemporary theological issues. In 1977, Sister Betty became a member of the Sisters of Mercy leadership team. She worked with Sister Theresa Kane, RSM, who recalls their enduring
friendship and Sister Betty’s “significant presence and influence in and for the church, the Sisters of Mercy, society and humanity.” From 1987 to 1994, she was a missionary in Honduras. Upon her return, she served in parish ministry until 2001. Sister Mary Clare Blunk, RSM, Age 90 July 19, 1921 to Sept. 24, 2011 After attending the American Institute of Commerce Business College and working at P.F. Collier Publishing Company, Sister Mary Clare Blunk entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1949. At the same time, she attended classes at St. Ambrose College, then Mary Crest College, in Davenport, Iowa. She was the senior of the women who entered with her and became like a mother to the others. Sister Mary Clare began her teaching ministry in 1952 at St. Patrick School in Milwaukee, Wisc. A year later, she moved to Chicago, Ill., where she spent most of the next 50 years teaching in numerous Catholic schools. She returned to Iowa several times and concluded her teaching ministry back in Davenport where she taught from 1970 to 1975. She then worked in the business office at Misericordia in Chicago. In 1981, she received a certificate in pastoral care from St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha, Neb., and served in pastoral ministry for 12 years at Mercy Hospital Davenport. Known for her joyfulness and love of life, Sister Mary Clare enjoyed retirement. She played the piano at McAuley Convent and was a life-long Chicago Cubs fan. She is remembered for the way she took care of others spiritually, physically and mentally. Sister Clarice Williams, RSM, Age 90 Dec. 12, 1920 to Oct. 10, 2011 Sister Clarice Williams entered the Sisters of Mercy in Chicago, Ill., in 1937, and ministered primarily as a teacher, principal and minister of care. Her motto was: “Jesus, make me like Mary.” She lived life intensely and is fondly remembered for her kindness and thoughtfulness during the 46 years she served in 10 Chicago schools as teacher and principal. After teaching, Sister Clarice enrolled in the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Mercy Hospital in Chicago. For the next 16 years, she ministered to the sick and elderly patients as a Minister of Care in St. Damien Parish in Oak Forest, Ill. She is remembered as being friendly, pastoral and approachable, all the while having a kind smile. She worried what she would do with her time when she retired, until she found the computer. She became a master at creating greeting cards for anyone who asked or didn’t ask. The two words she said most often were “Thank you.” Sister Mary Venardine Obertin, RSM, Age 93 • Mar. 16, 1918 to Oct. 25, 2011 Sister Mary Venardine Obertin entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1935, four months after graduating from high school. She once told a reporter that, from the time she was a little girl, she knew there would be two loves in her life (besides her family): her
religion and her music. She was highly respected and accomplished in both. A graduate of Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, she earned degrees from Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wis., and DePaul University in Chicago, Ill. She also studied at Columbia University in New York and at Boston University. Sister Vernardine taught music, specializing in piano, orchestra, and drum and bugle corps. She served as department chair of music and humanities at Saint Xavier College for 14 years. During those years, she was actively involved in the Southwest Symphony Orchestra of Oak Lawn, Ill., eventually serving as chair of the board. She retired in 1992, but continued to give private piano lessons until she moved to Aurora, Ill., in 2007. Sister Venardine is remembered as having a “quiet presence, a good sense of humor and always a twinkle in her eye.” Sister Mary Loyola MacDonald, RSM, Age 86 • May 9, 1925 to Nov. 2, 2011 A dedicated and passionate educator, Sister Loyola MacDonald spent most of her 58 years in active ministry teaching in elementary and secondary schools and parishes throughout the Diocese of Sacramento, Calif. In later years, she was an instructor and adjunct professor in the extension program at St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga. Sister Loyola was among the first teachers in the lay formation program for the Diocese of Sacramento and served for three years in the marriage tribunal for the diocese. In 1986, she was appointed director of education. During this time, her vision for education led to the initiation of the Mercy Education Resource Center. Sister Loyola is remembered fondly by her friends for her passion for God, her conviction and integrity and her love of poetry and beauty. Sister Elizabeth Marie Mee, RSM, Age 90 Jan. 9, 1921 to Nov. 4, 2011 Sister Elizabeth Marie Mee was born in England of Irish parents and came to San Francisco at the age of three. She worked at St. Mary’s Medical Center for 14 years before entering the Sisters of Mercy in Burlingame in 1954. She served in healthcare, first as administrative assistant at Mercy Medical Center and at Notre Dame Hospital in San Francisco. She became administrator at St. Mary’s upon the death of her mentor, Sister Philippa Fayne. Her image became famous nationally in 1963 when a photograph was taken of her with a nine-week-old baby nestled in her arms. The award-winning photo captured an era when women religious ran all of their hospitals. From 1965 to 1981, Sister Elizabeth Marie served on the general administration team of the Sisters of Mercy. After leadership, she served as administrative assistant in Mercy Health System, later to become Catholic Healthcare West and recently Dignity Health. A compassionate woman and a thorough administrator, Sister Elizabeth Marie supported and guided administrators, keeping details and decisions in order in her gentle and precise way. She is remembered for her great faith, spirit of prayer and strong loyalty to her beliefs.
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Sister Patricia (Mary Ernest) Toolan, RSM, Age 90 • Sept. 7, 1921 to Nov. 5, 2011 A native of Michigan, Sister Patricia Toolan graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in speech and drama. After two years in the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve, she joined her family in Oakland, Calif., and entered the Sisters of Mercy in Burlingame in 1949. She served as librarian and director of speech and drama at Mercy High School in Burlingame where she initiated a creative arts program and directed student drama productions. She was an exacting taskmaster who brought out the best in her students, confident that artistic perfection was possible. With her sister, Sister Suzanne Toolan, RSM, she produced plays at Mercy High. “She is why I am an actor to this day,” wrote actress Peggy Cosgrove. “Her name comes up often in my talks to college acting classes. She was tough and fair and had a perfect eye for the theater.” An avid reader, Sister Patricia retired to Mercy Center in 1995 and inaugurated its bookstore. At her jubilee in 2001, she reflected: “We spend our days mourning what is lacking and unconsummated within our lives, but again, our grace-filled vocation places us among flashing glimpses of the infinite and we live in and out of longing,” Sister Mary Vivian Johnson, RSM, Age 96 Dec. 13, 1914 to Nov. 12, 2011 Sister Mary Vivian Johnson entered the Sisters of Mercy in Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1929 and continued her novitiate in Dubuque, Iowa. She made final vows at the Sisters of Mercy Provincialate in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her ministries in elementary education took her to 17 schools in Michigan. In each, the students and faculty benefited from her dedication and attention to learning. Before her retirement in 1989, Sister Vivian spent several years in volunteer service at Bishop Barga High School in Cheboygan and St. Joseph’s Parish in Howell, Mich. She is fondly remembered as a quiet, unassuming woman who enjoyed her life as a Sister of Mercy. An early recycling advocate, she reused greeting cards and lived very simply. An avid reader, she maintained an active interest in political and economic issues and was a regular visitor to the McAuley Center library in Farmington Hills. Sister Joanna Marie Perry, RSM, Age 98 May 8, 1913 to Nov. 19, 2011 Sister Joanna Marie Perry was born into a family that fostered vocations to religious life. A sister, aunt and uncle all preceded her entrance into the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 in Grand Rapids, Mich. She began her ministry as a teacher and, during the next 67 years, she taught in the primary, middle and secondary grades in 19 Michigan Catholic schools. With several degrees and graduate credits in library science, she also served as a librarian at Mercy High School in Farmington Hills. Mich. When she moved to McAuley Center, she volunteered to help Mercy Health Services set up its library. Sister Joanna Marie is fondly remembered as a gracious, unassuming person who enjoyed reading, good conversation, good times and prayerful reflection. In addition to her family, she loved her students and treasured group pictures of them. 14
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Sister Mary Laetice Williams, RSM, Age 87 June 6, 1924 to Nov. 21, 2011 Born and educated in Missouri, Sister Laetice Williams entered the Sisters of Mercy in Omaha, Neb., in 1941. She began her ministry in education as a secondary school teacher. After completing additional degrees, she was appointed to the faculty of College of Saint Mary in Omaha to teach business courses and assist the province treasurer. Eventually she assumed this position herself. In 1971, Sister Laetice joined the leadership team in Bethesda, Md., serving as the general treasurer. She entered healthcare in 1974 as the administrator of St. Catherine’s Long-Term Care in Omaha and later in North Bend, Ore. She once said of her role, “Care of the elderly who need understanding and love . . . gave so much in return.” In semi-retirement in Oregon, Sister Laetice continued to work in pastoral care and administration in Roseburg and North Bend. Her last work was pioneering a new ministry to low income elderly, especially widows in need of assistance with finances. Sister Mary Consilia Lynskey, RSM, Age 87 May 1, 1924 to Dec. 1, 2011 Born in Ireland, Sister Mary Consilia Lynskey entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1960 in Auburn, Calif. At the time she entered, she was a nurse specializing in obstetrics, then called midwifery. It was common practice in Ireland for midwives to deliver babies and to care for the mother until the doctor arrived. During her time in Dublin, she learned about Catherine McAuley and, like Catherine, she was touched by the plight of the poor and unwed mothers. In later years, she shared stories about her time in Dublin. Sister Consilia had a missionary spirit and considered other communities before finding the Sisters of Mercy in Sacramento. She spent seven years in nursing at several Mercy hospitals and then transitioned to pastoral care, ministering to the sick and dying. In 1992, she became the resident liaison at Mercy McMahon Terrace and provided spiritual care to the residents until her retirement in 2006. Sister Consilia will be remembered as a woman of few words, yet very astute and appreciative of the many blessings in her life. Sister Zita Marie Bruns, RSM, Age 99 May 24, 1912 to Dec. 11, 2011 After graduating from high school in 1929, Sister Zita Marie Bruns entered the Sisters of Mercy in Omaha, Neb. She was the first Kansas City postulant following the amalgamation. Though she aspired to be a nurse, Sister Zita’s ministry for 33 years was in secondary education, first as a teacher and then as a principal in three schools in Kansas City, Joplin. Mo., Denver, Colo. She also taught for five years at College of Saint Mary in Omaha. She left teaching when she was called to serve on her community’s leadership team in 1976. Following her term, she trained for pastoral care and, in 1980, finally experienced the world of nursing at St. John’s Medical Center in Joplin. Even after she officially retired, Sister Zita returned to St. John’s where she worked as a pastoral associate for 13 years. Her motto was: “Lift Up Your Heart.” On her 70th jubilee she said, “I truly lifted up my heart and trusted the Lord. My Mercy years have been wonderful ones.”
Sister Peggy Byrnes, RSM, Age 79 Jan. 12, 1932 to Dec. 13, 2011 Sister Peggy Byrnes’ first encounter with Sisters was at birth in St. John’s Hospital in Joplin, Mo. During high school, she volunteered at St. John’s and there learned about Catherine McAuley’s compassion and service to the poor. Her response was to follow Catherine’s example. She entered the Sister of Mercy in the Omaha province in 1950. Her ministry was education, and she taught in grade schools in Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. After 20 years, Sister Peggy earned certificates in spirituality and worked in pastoral care in hospitals and hospice in the home, returning to St. John’s Hospital, then serving in Idaho and California. Close friend Sister Gloria Heese, RSM said, “Sister Peggy was always present as patients faced death, preparing and presiding over funeral and graveside services, Catholic and non-Catholic.” Others remember her sense of humor and the twinkle in her eye. As Sister Peggy celebrated her 60th jubilee last year, she wrote about her motto, “Fiat” – “As a Sister of Mercy ‘Fiat’ has been a way [for me] to serve God’s poor in so many ways.” Sister Marie O’Connor, RSM, Age 76 April 19, 1935 to Jan. 18, 2012 Born in Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland, Sister Marie O’Connor came to Auburn, Calif., where she entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1955. She was described as Mercy hospitality personified. “She saw humor in everything, and her laughter was contagious,” said longtime friend Sister Marie Campos, RSM. After completing her associate in arts degree in 1958 at Our Lady of Mercy College, Sister Marie began her ministry at Mercy General Hospital in the central services department. In 1962, she returned to Ireland and spent four years in vocation recruitment, traveling to high schools to meet students interested in religious life. Many sisters in Auburn were introduced to the Sisters of Mercy in this way. On her return, she trained as an EKG/EEG technician and spent the next 20 years at San Juan Hospital in Sacramento. Following a sabbatical in Ireland in 1989, Sister Marie coordinated activities at the Motherhouse and served at the information desk at the hospital. She was the face of Mercy, greeting patients, visitors and employees every day until her retirement. Sister Veronica Gorman, RSM, Age 101 May 30, 1910 to Jan. 20, 2012 During her 101 years of life, Sister Veronica Gorman was a teacher, college administrator, receptionist and volunteer. But most of all, she was an inspiration to all who met her. "She taught those she encountered how to make this world a better place for others," said Sister Kathy Thornton, RSM, member of the West Midwest Community Leadership Team and close friend of Sister Veronica's. "She loved those living in poverty and performed the works of mercy, often behind the scenes, to alleviate their suffering.” Dr. Christopher Blake, president of Mount Mercy University, said, "Sister Veronica was a much-loved member of the Mount Mercy family. She gave of herself in ways that continue
to inspire our students and community and was truly a model for our Mercy heritage of compassion and serving the common good." Born in Manchester, Iowa, Sister Veronica graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Oelwein, Iowa, in 1929 and attended Mount Mercy Junior College in Cedar Rapids. She entered the Sisters of Mercy Cedar Rapids Community in 1931. She received a bachelor’s degree in 1949 from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. Sister Veronica spent more than 30 years as a teacher, serving at Catholic schools in Iowa and a year in Kalispell, Mont. In 1963, Sister Veronica became assistant dean of students at Mount Mercy College, a role she held for 11 years. Her impact as a teacher was evident by the many students who visited her regularly throughout the years. Next, Sister Veronica served as a receptionist at Mercy Hospital in Anamosa, Iowa, and Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Kalispell, Mont. From 1983 until her retirement in 1986, she ministered at Mercy Spirituality Center in Cedar Rapids. Active in retirement, Sister Veronica volunteered at Sacred Heart Convent and Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. In 2007, she moved to Mercy Hallmar Care Center and, in 2011, celebrated 80 years as a Sister of Mercy. Sister Cecilia Soreghan, RSM, Age 88 Nov. 21, 1923 to Feb. 23, 2012 Sister Cecilia Soreghan was born in Portland, Ore. Her family moved to Ames, Iowa, where she graduated from Ames High School. She entered the Sisters of Mercy Cedar Rapids Community in 1942. She attended Mount Mercy Junior College in Cedar Rapids and Loras College in Dubuque. Her early love for music led her to receive both bachelor's and master's degrees in music from the University of Iowa, resulting in a lifetime ministry in music. The first 30 years of her ministry, she spent teaching music education to students in Iowa Catholic schools. Nine of those years were spent teaching in Cedar Rapids. In 1974, Sister Cecilia learned the art of translating music scores to Braille and worked for a specialized firm in Los Angeles that converted music for sightimpaired classical and contemporary musicians. In 1978, she cared for her mother and taught music at schools in Los Angeles and Culver City, Calif. In 1992, Sister Cecilia retired and returned to Cedar Rapids where served as a musician and liturgist at Sacred Heart Convent. Sister Virginia Gillis, RSM, Age 78 Oct. 24, 1933 to March 9, 2012 Born in Los Angeles, Sister Virginia Gillis graduated from high school and attended college for a year before entering the Sisters of Mercy in Burlingame, Calif., in 1952. She was known as Sister Mary Francella. For the next 16 years, she taught eighth grade and served as assistant principal at schools in California. Close friends say she had a good sense of people's potential and tried to help them develop it. In 1974, she was elected to the leadership team of the Sisters of Mercy, Burlingame, and served for seven years. In 1985, she received a doctorate of education in institutional management at Pepperdine University. She spent the next 30 years in administration and healthcare. Her roles included director of mission services at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz., (continued on next page) Living Mercy • Spring 2012
associate vice-president for sponsorship at the Catholic Hospital Association in St. Louis, Mo., and vice-president for mission services, Mercy Health System, Farmington Hills, Mich. She moved to Georgia to use her skills as a member of the administrative staff at St. Joseph/Candler Health System, Savannah. From 2004-2008, Sister Virginia served as vicar for religious for the Diocese of Savannah working with Bishop Kevin Boland. She then moved to San Diego to serve on the Scripps Health Board of Directors and as a consultant to the Mission Integration Committee at Scripps Mercy Medical Center. Known for her infectious laugh and irrepressible sense of humor, Sister Virginia is remembered for the creativity and talent she exhibited working with leadership groups to enhance their vision and their ability to implement it. Sister Alice Mary Reinhart, RSM, Age 95 Sept. 19, 1916 to April 20, 2012 Born in Fairmount, Mo., Sister Alice Mary Reinhart graduated from St. Agnes Academy in Kansas City, Mo., in 1933. A year later, she entered the Sister of Mercy in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Sister Alice Mary received her bachelor's degree in education from College of Saint Mary in 1956, and master's degree, also in education, from Creighton University in 1960. She was assigned to grade schools in Greeley and Denver, Colo.; Council Bluffs, Iowa; and Devils Lake, N.D. In two of the schools, she served as both principal and eighth grade teacher. After 23 years teaching, she served two terms on the Omaha Provincial Leadership Team (1960-1972). In 1973, she was called to Bethesda, Md., to serve as administrative assistant to the Superior General. Four years later, she returned to Omaha and worked at Bergan Mercy Hospital in admissions. She moved to North Bend, Ore., in 1978, where she served as administrative assistant to Sister Laetice Williams. Her last formal assignment in Oregon was as a secretary at St. Catherine Center, a position she held until 1986. Sister Alice Mary continued to assist there as sacristan and bookkeeper. When St. Catherine's was sold in 2005, she returned to Omaha. She will be remembered for her organizational skills and her great sense of humor. Sister Mary Carolita Taylor, RSM, Age 86 Dec. 23, 1925 to April 25, 2012 Sister Mary Carolita Taylor was born in San Francisco, Calif. After graduating in 1943 from Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Red Bluff, Calif., she entered the Sisters of Mercy Omaha Province at Mount Loretto in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Sister Mary Carolita earned her bachelor's degree in education in 1959 from College of Saint Mary in Omaha. For 31 years, she taught elementary and secondary grades, first in Omaha, next in Des Moines, Iowa, and then in Red Bluff, Grass Valley and Sacramento, Calif. She served as principal at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Grass 16
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Valley (1958-1962); St. Patrick's, Sacramento (1962-1967); and Sacred Heart School, Red Bluff (1967-1969). From 1969 until 1977, she continued at Sacred Heart as teacher and religious education coordinator. She left teaching to serve in pastoral care from 1983 to 1999. She ministered at Mercy Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Hospital in Roseburg, Ore., and as pastoral care chaplain at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Red Bluff, Calif. During that time, she earned her certification in clinical pastoral education from University of California (Davis) Medical Center. She was especially proud of establishing a home-help program for Hispanic mothers through Saint Elizabeth's in 1997. Due to early onset of Alzheimer's, Sister Carolita moved to Mercy Villa in Omaha in 2008. She will always be remembered for her kindness and compassion for others, and for her beautiful smile. Sister Mary Georgia Purk, RSM, Age 84 Aug. 15, 1927 to April 28, 2012 Sister Mary Georgia Purk was born in Chicago on the Feast of the Assumption and was named Mary Catherine. Their only child, her parents wanted her to grow up unspoiled and to be aware of the needs of others. This, no doubt, influenced Mary during her high school years at Mercy High, where she first met the Sisters of Mercy. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1945 and was given the name Sister Mary Georgia. She began her teaching ministry in 1948 at Little Flower Parish in Chicago. For the next 37 years, she taught in Chicago Catholic grade schools. In 1957, Sister Georgia was transferred to Mother McAuley High School. Her educational and administrative talents flourished in the secondary school environment. During that time, she had the difficult tasks of closing two sponsored high schools. In 1973, Sister Georgia was missioned back to Mother McAuley serving on the faculty and then as a dean. After her father's death in 1985, Sister Georgia became assistant administrator at Mercy Convent, working with the elder community. Her compassion, attention to need and multitasking talents served her well in that role. A diagnosis of Parkinson's disease gradually prevented her from continuing at Mercy Convent. In June 2004, Sister Georgia moved to Aurora where others cared for her as her mobility diminished. A multitalented woman, she is remembered for her strength of character, hearty determination, energetic dedication to ministry and living her motto: "God alone-through Mary."
"We belong to God - all in us is His." Catherine McAuley Memorials â€˘ July 1 to December 31, 2011
The Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community are grateful to these many individuals who have chosen to support the life and ministry of the sisters with a gift made in honor or in memory of a Sister of Mercy or loved ones. The persons being memorialized are listed first, followed by the names of the donors who have made the gift. We regret any omissions or errors in producing this list.
Emma Ablang Ms. Christine Camaya-Reyes Jessie and Lynn Sotero Anthony A. Adams Sisters of Mercy Development Department, Burlingame Sister Mary Audrey Adelman, RSM Carlette and Gordon Lindblom Mayme Adolph Pat and Renee Burke Loretta Agliolo Joseph Agliolo Shirley Ahern Mary T. Murphy Garnet and Hannah Wynne Thomas and Esther Ahearn Charles and Joan Burke Sister Mary Therese Airey, RSM Rodrigo and Ma Vazquez Lowell Alexander Thomas Traynor Mr. and Mrs. Straut Allen LaVonne Demuth Catherine McCrea Aller Thomas and Kathleen Aller Alfred A. Amaya Marie Amaya Alice Ames Mr. Gerald Ames Richard P. Ames Mr. Gerald Ames Sister Maureen Hally, RSM Joan and Fred Lauriente Mercy High School, San Francisco Ms. Lorraine Pagan Sister Terese Marie Perry, RSM Sisters of Mercy Development Department, Burlingame Patricia Anderson Susan and James Anderson Tex Anderson Thomas and Sandy Hammrich E.P. Andrade Gail Andrade Edward Andrade, Sr. Gail Andrade Angele Family Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Angele, Jr. Sister Mary Claudine Arenz, RSM Erma M. Petersen Edward Arnaude Anonymous Alice Sequeira Arnberger Carole Arnberger Williams Margaret Arndt Jerry and Peggy Majewski Ted Arndt, Sr. Jerry and Peggy Majewski Jean Ashby Robert and Mary Ellen Dunford Herman Bahr Rita and Joe Santana Mabelle Bahr Rita and Joe Santana
Patrick J. Bailey Barbara Elordi + Sister Bernadette Hart, RSM St. Gabriel School, San Francisco, Calif. Rose Mae Baker Darlene E. Oldham Alen Balgaard Donna M. Colbeck Eleanor Balgaard Donna M. Colbeck Sister Mary Virginia Balkovic, RSM Margaret Balkovic Pauline M. Balwinski Pauline M. Balwinski + Mrs. Mary Rolwes Knapp Barbara Bambery Ms. Donna Wright Arthur B. and Helen Banda Arthur Banda Joan Barger Vincent Keegan Eamonn Barrett Mrs. Judith Barrett Sister Elizabeth Barrett, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Homer Livingston, Jr. Ms. Debby Schwickrath Jean and Timothy Unsworth Jack Barrett Ms. Laverne M. Barrett Larry Barrett Nancy Lavelle Mary Eileen Barrett Anita and Robert Barrett Harold and Irene Barron Carole Barron Zarlengo Barry Family Sister Mary K. Doughan, RSM Frank and Hannah Barry Martha Barry Mary Ann Barry Ray and Helen Barry Martha Barry Mary Ann Barry Adeline Barth Charles and Ellen Barth Chester Barth Charles and Ellen Barth Sister Mary Eustace Barto, RSM Philip and Pamela Ryan Bill and Irma Barton Timothy and Lisa Diller Scott and Cori Barton Sister Flora Batterton, RSM Elaine Cilia Genoveva De Lemos Rita and Donald Fogarty Justin and Grace Garcia Cornelius and Margaret Hagan Richard and Madeline Morten Arlene Yew Ed Beashans Sister Charleen Koenig, RSM Harlan and Germaine Bechen Lois Donovan
Sister Mary Margaret Kurt, RSM Rita M. Martin Elmer Becker Edward J. Conlan Loretta Becker Edward J. Conlan Colette Bednarczyk Kathleen Johnston Beenken Family Dr. Albert + and Mrs. Kitty Dolan Sister Mary Cecilia Begin, RSM Andrew and Barbara Bartos Ms. Edna Jackson Mary Jane LaBash Faith M. Mauro-Huse, Ph.D. Mitzi Begley Robert Begley + Robert Begley Frank and Lori Clyne Art and Nancy Greene Sister Therese Ann Begue, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Begue Ben Beirne Julia Howard Ro Beirne Julia Howard Paul Bellendier David and Julie Bellendier Stephen Bellow, Sr. Dwayne and Debra Bellow Harold Belluomini Marie Gahn Steila Belluomini Marie Gahn Anne C. Beltrame Mrs. Kathleen V. Beltrame Dean L. Bender Dorcas Maureen Bender Eric D. Bender Dorcas Maureen Bender Lesley S. Bender Dorcas Maureen Bender Pudley Bennett Mary and Rick Hanby Samuel Bennett Mary and Rick Hanby Donald and Florence Berger Donna and Thomas Lieb Milton Bernstein Neil and Renate Bernstein Mary Ann Bertolino Mrs. Pauline Bertolino Rudy Bertolino Mrs. Pauline Bertolino Julius Bertrand Joseph Agliolo W. Jeanne Bertrand Bonnie Varvaris Leona Beyer Mary Ellen Oglesby David and Kathleen Bils Karen Klobassa Louis Bini Frank and Lena Venturelli John and Agnes Biwer Marie A. Biwer Mathias and Anna Biwer Marie A. Biwer William and Theresa Biwer Marie A. Biwer William J. Biwer Marie A. Biwer Black Family Florence A. Black Rudona Bleichner Palmer Bleichner Rose Blessington Family Sister Mary Corkery, RSM Charles and Veronica Blount John and Thelma Rife
+ Donor has died since making gift.
Donald Blount John and Thelma Rife Richard Blount John and Thelma Rife Dorothy Boat Patricia Buehler Jennifer R. Boatright Chevron Retirees East Bay Chapter Board, Richmond, Calif. Gorgann C. Chiozza John F. Chiozza Gerald and Diane Fay Sally Finizio Diane Huerta Mr. Joseph B. Meneghelli Ms. Joyce M. Peterson Ms. Frances D. Savio Dale and Linda Soule' Sister Carol Marie Bockheim, RSM Greg and Jackie Bockheim Glenn Boddicker Donald and Jan Flynn Helen Boddicker Donald and Jan Flynn John Boggs Sister Charleen Koenig, RSM Antonia Bolshakova Mercy High School, San Francisco Anna Bonanno Patricia and Jack Bonanno Micheline Bonanno Patricia and Jack Bonanno Peter Bonick Sandy Bonick Robert Bonnici Kevin and Kathleen Callaghan Maureen Murphy Clarence "Bucky" Boon Patrick D. and Judith T. O'Boyle John and Sibella Boosten Brenda Buckley Chavez Diana Boreta Marie Gahn Joseph and Mary Bottarini Barbara Bottarini Joseph E. Bousek Adeline Bousek Alva Bowen Ms. Donna Wright Virginia Boyle Kathleen Ryan Sylvia Braidwood Vera Hollands Dorothy Branner Kathleen Ryan Sister Mary Christopher Brannigan, RSM Gorgann C. Chiozza Lawrence and Adorine Eberhard Marolyn T. Harris Dr. and Mrs. Donald M. Hopkins M.D. Nancy Marre Gail Marth Ms. Yvonne Pattison Albert L. Schindler Ms. Fumiye N. Wright Dennis and Bernadette Bray Families Ms. Judith L. McCaffrey Louis and Anne Brazda Lillian E. Kopecky Mary Breslin Bernadette Casey Durazzo Jacob and Charlotte Brinkerhoff Anonymous Maude Brittain Sister Bernadette Hart, RSM Andrea Brizio Irma Peri Louisa Brizio Irma Peri Living Mercy â€˘ Spring 2012
Michael Brogan Paul and Linda Huber Dina Brosio David and Irene Plyer Sister Mary Carmen Brown, RSM Faith M. Mauro-Huse, Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. Don Vanslembrouck Oran and Josephine Brown Marjorie Reidy Cathy Browne Irene Mihailoff Josephine Broyer Sister Rita Fantin, RSM Sister Zita Marie Bruns, RSM David Bruns James Bruns Stephen and Jeannette Bruns Sister Mary Ellen Devereux, RSM Anthony and Pamela Dewitt Mr. and Mrs. John Friedman John and Kathy Joyce Thelma Kirkland Paul M. Kuhn Michael and Cynthia Mense Gina M. Semin Frank and Catherine Sosinski Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stockman Sister Mary Agnes Tamisiea, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Zaner Frances Zaner Henry Brus Sister Phyllis Ann Ries, RSM Josephine Brus Sister Phyllis Ann Ries, RSM Quentin Brus Sister Phyllis Ann Ries, RSM Maureen Bruschera Kevin and Kathleen Callaghan Roberta Brustkern Jason Brustkern Patrick Bryne, Sr. Stella and Michael Daire Duncan F. Buchanan Pat O. Buchanan Mary A. Buckingham Sister Dorothy Elizabeth Montgomery, RSM Annabel Buckley Mrs. Suzanne Buckley and Mr. Kenneth Dunckel Sister Mary Assumpta Buckley, RSM T.C. and Mary Klein Gregory and Mary Nelson Alice Zilly Jack Buckley Mrs. Suzanne Buckley and Mr. Kenneth Dunckel Jon Buckley Mrs. Suzanne Buckley and Mr. Kenneth Dunckel Ellie D. Burkart Stan and Teresa Distel Adam Burke Pat and Renee Burke Brian Burke Pat and Renee Burke Crystal Burke Charles and Joan Burke Dennis Burke Charles and Joan Burke John Burke Pat and Renee Burke Margaret Burke Charles and Joan Burke Marguerite Burke Charles and Joan Burke Shelby Burke Pat and Renee Burke Steve Burke Charles and Joan Burke William and Elizabeth Burke Charles and Joan Burke Robert Burmeister Elena Murillo Katherine Bush Ms. Ann Lokke Brad Busher Marilyn Konicek Joseph Busher Marilyn Konicek 18
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Sister Joseph Marie Busher, RSM Marilyn Konicek Joyce A. Marme Raymond Busher, Jr. Marilyn Konicek Raymond and Maxine Busher Marilyn Konicek Richard Busher Marilyn Konicek John N. Bustabade Mary Bustabade Sister Marguerite Butler, RSM Dr. Katherine M. Bradley Sister Mary Euphrasia Butler, RSM Joseph Warren Hovorka Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Butler Sister Dorothy Elizabeth Montgomery, RSM Victor Buttignol Mario Buttignol Peggy Byrnes Sister Mary Ellen Devereux, RSM Peggy Byrnes Thelma Kirkland Antonio R. Caballero Maria M. Caballero Peter Caballero Michael and Elaine Sheehan Edward Cahill Bernard and Jo Erenberger Mary Cahill Bernard and Jo Erenberger Karen Louise Kauffman Calkins Anita and Robert Barrett Jerry Callaghan Kevin and Kathleen Callaghan Jim Camouse Sister Eileen Pazmino, RSM Josephine Regan Campi Davida Silva Mary Kathleen Campion Sylvia A. Campion Richard J. Campion Sylvia A. Campion Anthony Canepa Deborah Canepa-Tencza Hazel Canepa Deborah Canepa-Tencza Magdaleno Cano Elena Murillo Maria Cano Elena Murillo Mary G. Cano Elena Murillo Rae Cardinale Catherine and Nick Slovak Mary Frances Carnevale Gregory C. Carnevale Joe Carpenter Anonymous Keith Carr Norma Carr Sister Mary Assumpta Carr, RSM Dr. James and Mary Kay Carr Mr. and Mrs. William J. Luzum Sister Mary Presentation Carr, RSM Dr. James and Mary Kay Carr Mr. and Mrs. William J. Luzum Sister Dolores Carroll, RSM David and Moira Topp Mr. Marcel Viens Sister Ruth Carroll, RSM David and Moira Topp Gene and Jan Carson Pauline H. Miller Robert and Berdina Casey Thomas and Hellie Casey Jack and Maura Casey Bernadette Casey Durazzo Joseph Casey Bernadette Casey Durazzo Cashman Family Anonymous Alice Lucille “Louie” Cashman Erin and Steve Albers Deborah and Woodrow Armentrout Sally Bisson-Best Colleen and Terence Cox Chad and Michelle Hartnett Mary A. Rocca Mrs. Patricia L. Treinen
Adrienne VanWinkle Leona and Delmar Weidner Leo and Alice Cashman Donald Cashman Sister Mary Clementine Cashman, RSM Anonymous Michael E. Burke Grace Fox Lawrence and Florence Goergen Berta Larkin Shannon and Joe Marshall Robert and Rosemary McAleer Thomas and Margaret Murphy Sister Phyllis Ann Ries, RSM Sister Mary Eleanor Cashman, RSM Mrs. Doris Cole Robert and Rosemary McAleer M. Loretta Reidy Sister Mary Thomasine Cashman, RSM Mrs. Doris Cole Robert and Rosemary McAleer M. Loretta Reidy Sister Mary Cecile Cassidy, RSM Emmet P. Cassidy Donald Castle Mercy High School, San Francisco Betty and Noel Murray Kathleen A. Castro Robert and Katherine Drucker Margaret Castro Carl and Alice De Sordi Harold Caulfield Garnet and Hannah Wynne Bobbie Cecarelli Maureen Ceccarelli Gaudencio Cecilio Salome Samaniego Maura Cecilio Salome Samaniego Roberto Cecilio Salome Samaniego Ed Cernin Jim and Pat Coutentos Eddie Cernin Jim and Pat Coutentos Elsie Cernin Jim and Pat Coutentos D. R. Cesari Mr. John Cesari Sister Mary Carmela Cesari, RSM Dorcas Maureen Bender Mr. John Cesari Betty Cirelli Keith and Susan Cleaver Sister Marian Curran, RSM Robert and Katherine Drucker Rita and Donald Fogarty Carolyn Foster Mr. John Harrington Linda and William Holmberg Mr. Homer H. Hudelson Mr. James F. King Diana Kurtela Martin and Frances Mc Veigh Sister Marietta McGannon, RSM Sharon Meyerkamp Dennis and Terese Moriarty John Moriarty Vera O'Donnell Emily Papapietro Donna and Claude Perasso Maureen and Rea Puccinelli John and Martha Quinn Louise Sansoe The Stefanelli Family Wilma Cesari Mr. John Cesari Charlene Blount Chap John and Thelma Rife Cory Chapman Anonymous Charette and Chermside Families Ms. Jeannette C. Chermside Sister Rose Mary Charron, RSM Matthew and Susan Itsell Glenn Cheetham Ms. Linda Cheetham Janice Childers Mary and Rick Hanby Art Christoffersen Terri Christoffersen
+ Donor has died since making gift.
Sister Mary Rose Christy, RSM Anonymous Mary Bustabade Russell Codd Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Dorcas Maureen Bender Concetta Cianci Maria Cianci Paul Cianci Maria Cianci John Cibula Maxine Upah Mel Ciraulo Sister Judy Morasci, RSM Lavina Claus Vincent Keegan Joseph J. Clauss Ms. Dianne K. Healy-Clauss Sister Mary Ruth Cleary, RSM Joseph and JoAnn Birg Maryellen Clifford Sister Terese Marie Perry, RSM Santina Cobar Marina and Fern Maza Elizabeth Cochman M. Loretta Reidy Tom Cochman M. Loretta Reidy John Colbeck Donna M. Colbeck Norm Colbeck Donna M. Colbeck Barbara Cole Rita and Joe Santana Doris Cole James T. O'Brien Jane Collins Ms. Deborah Johnson Russell Collins Family Patricia Collins Sister Cecilia Dolores Conant, RSM Tina and Taylor Cline Ms. Nan Heard and Mr. Paul Krogstad Rose and Ed Lodi Frank and Kathleen Medcalf Steven and Evette Otte David Conant Rose and Ed Lodi Magdalene Conant Rose and Ed Lodi Sister Mary Placida Conant, RSM Tina and Taylor Cline Ms. Nan Heard and Mr. Paul Krogstad Rose and Ed Lodi Frank and Kathleen Medcalf Alvin Concholar Nancy Concholar Reubena Concholar Nancy Concholar Sister Mary Brigid Condon, RSM Mr. Ronald Condon David Conlan Edward J. Conlan Lucille Conlan Edward J. Conlan Orville Conlan Edward J. Conlan Wilson Conlan Edward J. Conlan Tom and Sophie Conley Thomas and Kathy Conley Sister Mary Carmel Conroy, RSM Martin Fay Dr. Mary P. Tarbox and Dr. Robert Nicholson Thomas Considine Family Thomas and Helen Hild Joseph "Shakey" Contreras Carl and Alice De Sordi Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Conway Sister Dorothy Elizabeth Montgomery, RSM Sister Norita Cooney, RSM Marylyn Felion Steve Knight Sister Mauritia Soukup, RSM Ann M. Thurmond Bill and Mary Cooper Marjorie Reidy Sister Mary Danielita Cooper, RSM Adrian Rehak
Sharon K. Copeland Eileen Cordingley Joe Corbin Steve and Carol Doser Joyce A. Cordek Amy and Kurt Herkert Charles Cordingley Eileen Cordingley Kirby L. Cordingley Eileen Cordingley Mary Coriell Gail Andrade John and Marjorie Corkery Family Sister Mary Corkery, RSM John and Susan Coughlin Lois S. Donovan Sister Mary Simone Courtade, RSM David and Elizabeth Basket Joseph and Joan Courtade Ms. Doris Goranson Mr. and Mrs. Donald Herula Nicky Coutentos Jim and Pat Coutentos Nicolas Coutentos Jim and Pat Coutentos Covington Family Anonymous Dale Covington Anonymous Cramer Family Doug and Theresa Cramer Sister Mary Carol Cramer, RSM Anonymous Doug and Theresa Cramer Harold Crawford Thomas Traynor Mary Creick Thomas Traynor Lenore Cresalia Albert and Elizabeth Bucci Richard James Crotty Peter and Theresa Aiello Sister Mary David Crower, RSM Mrs. Dorothy Luttrell Sister Petra Crowley Rose Crowley Sister Maureen Culleton, RSM Johna A. Maychrowitz Alerna Cummings Sister Rita Fantin, RSM Dorothy Cummins Mary E. Valenta Eliseo Cunanan Sister Eileen Pazmino, RSM Sister Mary Charlene Curl, RSM John M. Malone, MD Karl Josef Dake Del and Elizabeth Dake Arlyne Daly Francis R. Daly + Sister Gladys Daly, RSM Francis R. Daly + Jane Daly Francis R. Daly + Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Daly Francis R. Daly + Sister Patricia Daly, RSM Joyce A. Marme Paul Daly Francis R. Daly + Dr. and Mrs. S.F. Danne Virginia Danne Mark Allen Darby Ms. Joan Selchau Jeanne D'Arc Helen M. Millen Helen Dau Shannon and Joe Marshall Robert Davidson Susan Davidson John J. Davis Michael Davis Marilyn Davis Arlene L. Schulenburg Mrs. Theo Davis Mercy High School, San Francisco Dominador De Mesa Joe and Cynthia Neuhaus Marciana De Mesa Joe and Cynthia Neuhaus
John and Helen Marie De Sutter Bernard and Jo Erenberger Solito Deato Rodolfo and Fortunata Soto Dorothy DeBella Sandra DeBella Bodley Tom DeBuse Mrs. Carol DeBuse Madeleva Deegan Mary Jo Valenti Suzanne DeGrace Louis G. DeGrace John Del Secco Joan Del Secco Paul Del Secco Joan Del Secco Theresa Del Secco Joan Del Secco Dennis DeLozier Thomas Traynor Donald Demuth LaVonne Demuth Mr. and Mrs. Albert Demuth LaVonne Demuth Mr. and Mrs. Ben Demuth LaVonne Demuth Mr. and Mrs. John Demuth LaVonne Demuth Mr. and Mrs. Lawerence Demuth LaVonne Demuth Sister Mary Ignatius Denay, RSM Mike and Cathy Denay Albert Dennis John and Thelma Rife Eloise Dennis John and Thelma Rife Therese Derbu James and Sandra Oppermann Sister Leonice Derga, RSM Susan and James Anderson Brent and Mary Derga Hanna Steven and Chetna Renner Desmond Family Sister Mary K. Doughan, RSM Inez DeVaul Thomas Traynor Jean DeVaul Thomas Traynor Mildred DeVaul Thomas Traynor Ruth DeVaul Thomas Traynor Wayne DeVaul Thomas Traynor Herb Di Salvo Dolores McMullen Lynne Tronoff Dickey Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Tronoff Harriet Didero Mr. Aldo F. Didero Patrick H. Dieckman Devota Cianci Maria Cianci Vincent Diers John and Thelma Rife Darwin and Bonnie Differding Loren and Rosemary Zabokrtsky Robert Dillard, Sr. Marion Dillard Charles Dimke Ms. Lillian Gamez Roger Dinsmore Faith M. Mauro-Huse, Ph.D. Eufemia Dispo Sister Marietta McGannon, RSM Stanley Distel Stan and Teresa Distel Zelda Distel Stan and Teresa Distel Josephine Dito Sisters and Staff of Marian Care Center, Burlingame, Calif. Mike and Marilyn Dittmer Leon and Mary Hartogh Robert Dittmer Leon and Mary Hartogh Virginia Dittmer Leon and Mary Hartogh Jean L. Dojka Amy and Kurt Herkert
Dolan Family Dr. Albert + and Mrs. Kitty Dolan Diane Dolan Emmet and Jeanne Dolan Evelyn Dolim Sister Marian Curran, RSM Min Dolphin Deloris and Anthony Quint Jim Donahue Robert O'Brien Mary Donahue Robert O'Brien Irving and Mary Jane Donohoe Michael and Janice Drahozal Phil Donohue Maryanne Ravano Annie Donovan Lois S. Donovan Francis Donovan Lois S. Donovan J.C. Donovan Lois Donovan John Donovan Lois S. Donovan Leo and Berniece Donovan Donald and Mary Jeanne Recker Thomas Donovan Lois S. Donovan Sister Mary Edna Dorsett, RSM Barbara Levernier David Doser Steve and Carol Doser Doughan Family Sister Mary K. Doughan, RSM Audrey A. Walmsley Sister Adele Marie Doughan, RSM Sister Mary K. Doughan, RSM Patricia Douthit Patrick and Deborah Halleran Joan Downey Donna M. Roth Adeline Doyle Donna and Dewain Fluckiger Sister Mary Clareta Doyle, RSM Mary M. Guidry Gale Nasser David Doyle Donna and Dewain Fluckiger Emma Doyle Donna and Dewain Fluckiger Gerald Doyle Donna and Dewain Fluckiger Sister Mary Jeremy Doyle, RSM Margaret C. Wolf Leslie Doyle Family Donna and Dewain Fluckiger Sister Mary David Doyle, RSM Donna and Dewain Fluckiger Shirley E. Drahozal Bernard Drahozal Agatha Duffy Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hulsmann Paul and Jeanne Gonzalez Catherine H. Duffy Sister Maureen Hally, RSM Harry Duffy Paul and Jeanne Gonzalez Thomas Grahm Duffy Mrs. Sue Duffy Anna Duggan Anonymous Doreen Duggan M. Loretta Reidy Marjorie Reidy Jim Duggan Anonymous Johnnie Duggan M. Loretta Reidy Marjorie Reidy Lawrence Duggan M. Loretta Reidy Raymond Duggan Anonymous Donald Dunford Robert and Mary Ellen Dunford Raphael Duren Lawrence and Florence Goergen Donald G. Eck Robert and Rose Wassman Marcella E. Eckermann Marcella E. Eckermann +
+ Donor has died since making gift.
Dorothy Eddy Suzanne Eddy Noel McGettigan Eggers Howard Eggers Sister Jane Ehrhardt, RSM Anonymous Steve and Kathy Barltrop Gary and Nancy Canady Richard and Linda Dearinger Jane F. Dorman Thomas and Sandy Hammrich Gaylord and Mary Hauschildt Patricia and Alvin Jirsa Mark and Lisa Lehmkuhl Gerald + and Mary Mulroney Stephen and Janet Noonan Mary Ellen Oglesby Mike and Pat Roach Mrs. LaVonne M. Sandor Mrs. Nancy Schneider Mrs. Eileen Williams Kim Ehrlichman Anonymous Margaret Kelley Eidem Marion Dillard Sister Mary Gretchen Elliott, RSM Ms. Janet Baiardi Gerrard and Rosanne Gumbleton Craig W. and Phyllis T. Killingbeck Robert and Helen Majzler Faith M. Mauro-Huse, Ph.D. Patrick M. Elliott M. Loretta Reidy Joseph Enegar Mrs. Betty Mundt Dorothy W. Enos Howard Halla Gertrude Enright Bernard and Jo Erenberger Bob Ergo Donald and Rita Erusha Esther Ergo Donald and Rita Erusha Walter Ergo Donald and Rita Erusha Earl Erickson Ms. Janice Erickson Hildur Erickson Ms. Janice Erickson Marcella Ernst Barrie and Jane Ernst Alma Erusha Donald and Rita Erusha M.C. Erusha Donald and Rita Erusha Robert Erusha Arlene A. Erusha Donald and Rita Erusha Sophie Espino Mary Hostetler Damian Espiritu Rodolfo and Fortunata Soto Florina Espiritu Rodolfo and Fortunata Soto Forest Evashevski Thomas Traynor Cecil Eykyn Donna M. Colbeck Irene Eykyn Donna M. Colbeck Edward Fabian Mary Fabian Patrick Fair Wallace and Helen Fair Deceased Family and Friends Patricia M. O'Donnell Deceased Family Members Mrs. Violet H. Chancey Dorothy Lyness Dale and Le Elyn Metz Joan Meis Sherwin Bob and Bonnie Fangman Marge Ludwig Dick Fangman M. Loretta Reidy Quinton and Lucille Fangman Marge Ludwig Fantin Family Sister Rita Fantin, RSM Farnan Family Laurie A. Farnan Living Mercy â€˘ Spring 2012
Sister Elizabeth Marie Farrell, RSM Marie Wren Fay Family Martin Fay Sister Mary Assumpta Feeney, RSM Dr. Mary P. Tarbox and Dr. Robert Nicholson Sister Mary André Fenelon, RSM Sister Mauritia Soukup, RSM Maurice and Anna Fenelon Joan Garner Richard Fenelon Joan Garner Bertha Fenton Paul and Linda Huber Dwayne Fenton Paul and Linda Huber Edna Fenton Paul and Linda Huber Murine Fenton Paul and Linda Huber Henry Fernandes Nancy Concholar Mary Fernandes Nancy Concholar Joseph Alfred Ferreira Ms. Joan Selchau Arlene Fiala Mary Larson Linda Stoll Ruby Fife Joan and Fred Lauriente Carol Finley Sister Terese Marie Perry, RSM Elizabeth A. Finnigan Helene A. Uribe George Fiore Michael and Mary Fiore Mary F. Fiore Michael and Mary Fiore Zane Firkins Beverly Firkins Bob Fischels Louis and Gertrude Fischels Father Fitilson Thomas Traynor Bill and Jean Fitzgerald Patricia and Thomas Fournier Sister Mary Margo Fitzpatrick, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Art Thoma Maura Gannon Fizell Mercy High School, San Francisco Sister Mary Ellen Flaherty, RSM Sarah Hrynkow Thomas and Margaret Murphy Sister Mauritia Soukup, RSM Hazel Fleming Ronald Henry Phyllis Fleming Deborah A. Sedlacek Robert E. Fleming Ronald Henry Mary Fletcher Sherrie M. Fletcher William Fletcher Sherrie M. Fletcher Sister Albert Marie Flick, RSM Anonymous Dr. Katherine M. Bradley Lan and Anh Huynh Jose Flores Augustine and Ruth Flores Stella Flores Augustine and Ruth Flores Dr. James and Marjorie Flynn Donald and Jan Flynn Anthony Foggiato Frances Trimmer Victor Foggiato Frances Trimmer Anita and John Foley Marleen and John Burke Sister Ellen Marie Foley, RSM Mr. and Mrs. William Winkel Mary Alice Ford Foley Brad Fregger and Barbara Foley Michael James Foley Brad Fregger and Barbara Foley Msgr. Foley Anonymous 20
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Alva Folsom and Scott Folsom Mrs. Joyce Folsom Sister Mary Bonaventure Forde, RSM Joseph Warren Hovorka Keith Forey Paul and Christine Prendergast Maurice and Cecelia Fournier Patricia and Thomas Fournier Bernice Fragulia Sister Mary Pauline Borghello, RSM Rose Fraher Albert and Elizabeth Bucci Sister Catherine Marie Franey, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Engler John Franey Timothy and Anie Franey Virginia Franey Timothy and Anie Franey Sister Mary Visitation Frank, RSM Ms. Mary P. Bacik White Mr. and Mrs. Richard Frank Robert Fraser Timothy and Anie Franey Louise Frazier Dolores McMullen Roland Fregger Brad Fregger and Barbara Foley Cecilia M. Frenze Mr. Marcel Viens Pete Friedman M. Loretta Reidy Msgr. John Friel Lillian and Len Privitera Deceased Friends Sister Mary Corkery, RSM Maria Solorzano Colleen Shannon Soracco Mary Ann Fuller Mary and Terence Loughran Bill Gahn Marie Gahn Helen Gahn Marie Gahn Rosella Galing Paul and Carol Tilkes Sister Catherine Gallagher, RSM Joan and James Malatesta Carole Galli Thomas Galli Mae Galli Thomas Galli Lois Anne Gardner Mrs. Karen Gardner Fr. Andrew Garin Mary and Rick Hanby Dick and Mary Garner Joan Garner Rick Garner Joan Garner Margarita Garnier Bargetto Elizabeth and Malcolm Taylor Philip A. Gase Ms. Saundra A. Gase Grace Gassman Edward J. Conlan William Gaul Judy and Roland Bianchi Sister Toni Lynn Gallagher, RSM Madeline Gaul Frank Gebel Francis and Lucille Reicks Helen Gebel Francis and Lucille Reicks Leroy Gebel Francis and Lucille Reicks Robert Gebel Francis and Lucille Reicks Richard Gehl Rita M. Martin Andrew Gencur Thomas and Nancy Gamalski Marie J. Gencur Thomas and Nancy Gamalski Mary Ann Genetti Mrs. Marlene Krebsbach Sadie Genova Joan and Fred Lauriente Mary Ricardo Gentle Richard and Janis Stasik Leo and Janet Getta Irene McAleer
Grateful Daughter Recognizes Sister’s Ministry of Care Nancy Marre first became acquainted with Sister Mary Christopher Brannigan nearly 40 years ago when her father, Frank, was a patient at Mercy Convalescent center in Sacramento, Calif. Sister Mary Christopher was ministering there at that time, visiting and caring for the sick. Nancy’s father was a very active outdoorsman before an injury brought him to the convalescent center where he spent a year recovering. In and out of the hospital for such an extended time, her father felt the agony of not being able to be outside and do the things he loved, and he became depressed. Sister Mary Christopher helped him with his obstacles, visiting him two to three times a day to cheer him up. She made sure he was groomed and that he took part in activities to aid his recovery. “He thought so much of Sister Mary Christopher for what she did for him,” Nancy said. “She was so kind to everybody and always had time to visit all the patients in the convalescent center.” Sister Mary Christopher often communicated with the patients’ family members too. Nancy recalls taking her father to the chapel each week. For those occasions when she couldn’t take him, Sister Mary Christopher would volunteer to make sure he was able to attend. “Sister Mary Christopher was often very complimentary of the patients to their family members, making them feel special,” Nancy recalled. “It was all the little acts of kindness Sister Mary Christopher would do that meant so much.” When Nancy’s father became terminally ill, Sister Mary Christopher was right there for Nancy, praying with her for her father’s quick and peaceful death. Nancy remained in touch with Sister Christopher after her father’s death. When Sister Mary Christopher moved to Auburn in 2001, Nancy continued to ask other sisters about her so that she always knew what Sister Mary Christopher was doing. “Over the years, I kept Sister Mary Christopher in my prayers for what she did for my father and for how kind she was to others,” Nancy said. “She left such an impact on me.” When she learned that Sister Brannigan had died, Nancy made a gift in her memory.
Gibson Family Frank P. Gibson Barbara Stappenbeck Gibson Frank P. Gibson Randy Givens Colleen Shannon Soracco J.C. Gohlmann Charles and Joan Burke Sister Eugenia Marie Golden, RSM Gladys M. Pirronello Gonzalez Family Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM Nick Gonzalez Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM Steve Gonzalez Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM John Gordon Peggy and James Meek Sister Marceline Gorman, RSM Mary and Rick Hanby Sister Mary Teresita Gorman, RSM Joyce A. Marme
+ Donor has died since making gift.
Gotfrey Family Lloyd A. Vogt Adam and Charlotte Grabowski Mrs. Jeanne V. Donahue Michael Gragnani Albert and Diane Gragnani Sister Mary Sylvia Grandsaert, RSM Frank and Carol Caldwell Clifton Grant Robert and Mary Ellen Dunford Velma Grant Robert and Mary Ellen Dunford Joseph J. Grassberger Mrs. Donna Grassberger Sister Diane Grassilli, RSM Arthur M. Bree Marie Gahn Howard Halla Robert Greening Patricia Goldman Yvonne Gregoire Mercy High School, San Francisco
Greg Griffith Amy and Kurt Herkert Andrew Grober Paul and Carol Tilkes Linda Groepper Buelane Daugherty Charlie Guerrero, Jr. Joan Gillard Vickie Guinasso Sisters and Staff of Marian Care Center, Burlingame, Calif. Joyce Gunnin Mary and Rick Hanby Loretta (Kolb) Gust Dorothy A. Kane Haage Family Robert and Pauline Haage Arthur Haage Catherine M. Haage Dolores Haage Catherine M. Haage Matt Hachman Patricia Trippet Leo and Florence Haennig Laverne Vaske Rev. Joseph V. Haley, CM Ms. Lillian Gamez Ceil Halford M. Loretta Reidy Claus Halford M. Loretta Reidy Elleeta Halford M. Loretta Reidy Harlan Halford M. Loretta Reidy Kathleen D. Hall Cheryl Burke Christopher Halla Howard Halla Lorraine V. Halla Howard Halla Sister Mary Lawrence Hallagan, RSM Robert Blaser Mr. and Mrs. John Halloran Ms. Jeanne Halloran Fred Halsteen Joan and Fred Lauriente Mireya "Mitty" Hambleton Sister Mary Lorita Moffatt, RSM Katherine Joan Hamilton Forestry Consulting Services, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Steve and Brenda Hamilton Sister Mary Arthur Hamilton, RSM Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Cincinnati, Ohio Dianne Hammrich Thomas and Sandy Hammrich Edweena Hanby Mary and Rick Hanby John Hanby Mary and Rick Hanby Father Thomas G. Hand Walter and Paula Houck Marylyn Simonetti Sister Mary Inez Hanley, RSM Dr. Katherine M. Bradley James Hansen Mr. and Mrs. Keith Bulifant Lloyd P. and Dorothy M. Hansen Dale and Le Elyn Metz Ellwyn Hanson Mrs. Helen Hanson Helen Hanson Joyce P. Hanson Frank and Bernadette Harbacheck Martha Barry Mary Ann Barry Josephine Murry Hardesty Ms. Nickie Marshall William B. Harding Karen Klobassa Lourdes Harkness Olive Raffaelli John Harover Curtis J. Selzer Richard Harover Kenneth O. Selzer Harrington Family Robert and Gertrude Weldon
Georgia Harrington Francis A. Harrington Sister Mary Petra Hart, RSM Mr. and Mrs. John V. Amato Albert and Elizabeth Bucci Sister Norella Hartnett, RSM Mary Ann Cornfield Joseph and Donna Cramer Esther Hartogh Leon and Mary Hartogh Arlene Thome Mike Hartogh Leon and Mary Hartogh Arlene Thome Sandy Hartogh Leon and Mary Hartogh Lillian Hasley Leah Rae Highly Dorothy Hathaway Dolores McMullen Kendra Palmer Hayes Stephen and Sharon Gies Elizabeth B. Hays Sister Dorothy Elizabeth Montgomery, RSM Anna M. Healy Philip and Celene Healy Philip H. Healy Philip and Celene Healy Jean E. Heath Mr. Vernon Heath Ralph and Lucille Heavrin Russell and Rita Heavrin Sister Constance Heidewald, RSM Sister Rita Corkery, RSM Ms. Josephine R. Ferris Mrs. Stephanie Hitzner Mary Ann Helie Michael and Patricia Tahy Sister Mary Alicia Hemmer, RSM John and Gail Chase Bob and Ida Henik John and Thelma Rife Bill and Mary Hennessey Joanne Stevens and Tom Jackson Don and Blanche Hennessey Deloris and Anthony Quint Frances Hennessey M. Loretta Reidy Jim Hennessey Deloris and Anthony Quint Sister Barbara Henry, RSM Dr. Helena Lim, Pharm. D. Ellen Smith Donald I. Henry Ronald Henry John E. Henry Johna A. Maychrowitz Margaret G. Henry Johna A. Maychrowitz Robert E. Henry Ronald Henry Mary Ann Herink Sister Rose Mary Kucera, RSM Rose Kvidera Father Hess Thomas Traynor James Loftus Hesse Kathleen King Hesse Thomas Traynor Carol Heuertz Deborah A. Sedlacek Jordon Heusinkueld Madeline R. Bendorf Bob Hickert Donna M. Roth Jim Hickert Donna M. Roth Carl Hicok LaVonne Demuth Earl E. Hicok Alice Hicok George Hikido Mrs. Olga Hikido Betty Hill Linda Ridihalgh Eunice Hinmon Denny and Carolyn Braget George Hinmon Denny and Carolyn Braget
Patty Hinson Ms. Agnes Doherty Fritz Hirschkorn Dr. William and Jeri Schlueter Rose Mary Hite M. Loretta Reidy Sister Rita Hlas, RSM Bernadette Hlas Sister Jose Hobday, OSF Gaylord and Mary Hauschildt Helen A. Hodges Roger and Debra Bussey Robert Hodges Roger and Debra Bussey Sister Mary Magdalen Hoey, RSM Albert and Susan Alioto Dr. Julienne Hoff Mr. William R. Hoff Eric Hoffman Steve and Carol Doser Richard Hogan Thomas and Sandy Hammrich Doug Hoggatt Gar and Marilyn McIndoe George Hoggatt Gar and Marilyn McIndoe Anton Holden Jim and Pat Coutentos Antonette Holden Jim and Pat Coutentos Gordon Holland Thomas and Sandy Hammrich Sister Mary Cephas Holland, RSM Sister Mary Cephas Wichman, RSM Sister Mary Ildephonse Holland, RSM Sister Mary Cephas Wichman, RSM Sister Mary Thomas Holland, RSM Sister Mary Cephas Wichman, RSM Howard Holmes Ms. Louise Ondi-Seeley Holub Family Anonymous Stanley Holub Anonymous Wallace Homitz Marilynne Homitz Margaret Jean Hood Bernard and Jo Erenberger Loretta Hoon Thomas and Sandy Hammrich Elva Hornblower Thomas J. Hornblower Audrey Hornbrook John Hornbrook Carl G. Hosch Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Jamason Margaret Benedicta Hostak Lary and Barbara Hostak Charles and Irene Hostetler Mary Hostetler George Houser Dr. William and Jeri Schlueter Ida Houser Gerry and Marijo Beasler Sister Elizabeth Derga, RSM Curtis J. Selzer Laurie Houts Fred and Katherine Furrer Virginia Furrer Houts Fred and Katherine Furrer Ted Hovorka Joseph Warren Hovorka Ann Howard Julia Howard Michael Howard Julia Howard Lyman and Marian Howe Gary and Cathy Newton Mary J. Howes Sylvia A. Campion Thomas E. Howes Sylvia A. Campion John Hrynkow Sarah Hrynkow Marge Hrynkow Sarah Hrynkow John Huber Paul and Linda Huber Lorraine Huber Paul and Linda Huber
+ Donor has died since making gift.
Donald and Delores Hubka Sister Mary Cephas Wichman, RSM Edie Huddleston Mercy High School, San Francisco Betty Lou Huggins Fred Huggins Clinton and Veronica Hughes Jim and Pat Coutentos Dee Hughes Denny and Carolyn Braget Frank Hughes Jim and Pat Coutentos Frances Hughes George and Helen Hughes Jim and Pat Coutentos Kathleen Hughes Frances Hughes Sisters of Marian Oaks, Burlingame, Calif. Regina Hughes Jim and Pat Coutentos Mary Hurych Mary E. Valenta Rose Mary Husak Peter and Marilyn Husak William and Mary Husak Peter and Marilyn Husak Paul and Julia Huston Pauline H. Miller Evelyn Hylaszek Charles and Ellen Barth Joan Ilacqua Patricia and Jack Bonanno Lafaela Ilalio Mercy High School, San Francisco Mary Internicola Ms. Theresa Baldocchi Robert and Anne Marie Itsell Matthew and Susan Itsell Jim Jackman Anonymous Dick Jacobs Thomas Traynor Ginny Jacobs Thomas Traynor Jaeger Family Robert and Pauline Haage Clara Jaeger Catherine M. Haage George Jaeger Catherine M. Haage Jan Marie Jaehrling R. Paul and Arlene Jaehrling Royden and Florence Jaehrling R. Paul and Arlene Jaehrling Parents of Joseph and Helen Jarzynka Joseph and Helen Jarzynka Jose Jasmin Ms. Christina Esguerra Daniel Jasper Donald and Mary Jeanne Recker Frank Jaszcz Margaret Jaszcz Cindy Jerdee Francis and Lucille Reicks James Jermyn Noel and Elizabeth Murray Rita M. Jesionowski Allan and Diane Mulka Sister Rosemary Jewell, RSM Robert and Paula Jewell Dick Jodozi Thomas and Sandy Hammrich Barbara Johnson Lorie O'Sullivan Katherine Johnson Lorie O'Sullivan Sister Mary Lidwina Johnson, RSM Mrs. Sue Duffy Sister Mary Vivian Johnson, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Scholten Nancy Johnson Sister Maureen Hally, RSM Ron Johnson Lorie O'Sullivan Sister Mary Bede Jonckheere, RSM Dennis and Caroline Gabel David Jones Bonita J. Tompkins + Jonathan Jones Bonita J. Tompkins + Living Mercy â€˘ Spring 2012
Willam Jones Mary and Rick Hanby Carol Jordan Family Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM Winona Joyce Warren and Catherine Mc Causland Morgan Leigh Judd Jesse and Susan Bean Sister Mary Chrysostom Judge, RSM Richard and Maureen Seyler Florence Kalb Pete and Jeannie Kalb Victor Kalb Pete and Jeannie Kalb Sister Eucharia Kampfschulte, RSM Ms. Dorothy M. Kampfschulte Ruth Kane Eileen Brennan Kanellis Family Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM Kann Family Lloyd A. Vogt Mary Karagon Donald and Sheila McEachen David Kauderer Thomas and Jane Huvane Fritz Kauffmann James Kennedy Judy Kaufmann Thomas and Sandy Hammrich Marie S. Kearns Richard and Mary Sutton Steve Kearns Richard and Mary Sutton Frieda Keegan Vincent Keegan Louise Kehoe George and Ruth Dolim Cathy Kelber Kevin and Kathleen Callaghan Sister Mary Paschal Kelley, RSM Mr. Thomas Lettig Doug Taliaferro Bernard Kelly Bernadette Kelly Gertrude Kelly Bernadette Kelly Josephine Weber Kelly Mary Jo Schneider Martin J. Kelly Mary Jo Schneider Mary Kelly Stella and Michael Daire Ruth Kemp Donald W. Kemp John and Debra Kemp Sister Phyllis Ann Ries, RSM Tom Kenndey James Kennedy Bill Kennedy James Kennedy Claudia Spitzenberger Kennedy James Kennedy Dawn Kennedy Nancy and Robert Padilla Henry and Bernice Kennedy James Kennedy Jack Kennedy James Kennedy John F. Kennedy Thomas Traynor Sister Mary Anastasia Kennedy, RSM Mary Fitzgerald Sister Mary Valentine Kennedy, RSM Dr. and Mrs. Frederik S. Van Reesema Mike Kennedy James Kennedy Robert Kennedy Thomas Traynor Dan and Anne Kenzie Thomas and Kathy Conley Margaret Anne Keohane Sister Maureen Hally, RSM Sisters and Staff of Marian Care Center, Burlingame, Calif. Angelo Keprogus Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM Elena Keprogus Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM George Keprogus Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM 22
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Robert Kozlowski Mrs. Janet Kozlowski Louis and Coletta Kramer James and Margery Grawe Vern Kramer James and Margery Grawe Kim Krapfl James and Margery Grawe Bill Kraus, Sr. Maureen Leytem Bill Kraus, Jr. Maureen Leytem Gert Kraus Maureen Leytem Nick Krawczyk Julia Howard Theresa Krawczyk Julia Howard Sharon Krenn Patricia Murphy Art Kress Edward J. Conlan Gladys Kress Edward J. Conlan Henrietta Kress Edward J. Conlan Joe Kress Edward J. Conlan John Kress Edward J. Conlan Louie Kress Edward J. Conlan Marie Kress Edward J. Conlan Steve Kress Edward J. Conlan Sylvia Kress Edward J. Conlan David Krivacek Vi Krivacek Joseph Krivacek Vi Krivacek Sonny Krivacek Vi Krivacek Laurie Krolick Linda Ambrosini Mercy High School, San Francisco Sister Mary Florian Kuberski, RSM Leone E. Markucki Sister Mary Sophia Kubiak, RSM Mr. Daniel A. Mrozinski Agnes Kucera Sister Rose Mary Kucera, RSM Rose Kvidera Philip Kucera Sister Rose Mary Kucera, RSM Rose Kvidera Tony "Vaclav" Kucera Sister Rose Mary Kucera, RSM Rose Kvidera Caroline Kucharski Robert Kucharski Mark Kucharski Robert Kucharski Culver and Joan Kuheng Laurie and Danny Mayes George W. and Mary Kuhn Vi Krivacek Hugo Kuhn Vi Krivacek Delbert Kula Loren and Rosemary Zabokrtsky Jean Hofferd Kula Loren and Rosemary Zabokrtsky Leroy Kula Loren and Rosemary Zabokrtsky Raymond and Emma Kula and Family Loren and Rosemary Zabokrtsky Raymond Kula, Jr. Loren and Rosemary Zabokrtsky Virgil Kula Loren and Rosemary Zabokrtsky Vivian Kula Loren and Rosemary Zabokrtsky Edward and Cecelia Kulas Patricia and Thomas Fournier Robert and Phyllis Kursch Arlis A. Ford Dorrance and Betty Kurt Lois Donovan Sister Mary Margaret Kurt, RSM Rita M. Martin + Donor has died since making gift.
Katherine Keprogus Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM Peter Keprogus Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM Xaida Keprogus Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM Frank Kepros Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM James Kepros Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM Mary Jean Kepros Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM Peter Kepros Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM Rita Kepros Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM Sophia Kepros Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM Rahm Kermani Mrs. Eleanore Kermani Cletus Kilburg Rosemary Roling John R. King Bonita J. Tompkins + Sister Mary Valeria King, RSM Ken and Margie Washburn Sharon King Bonita J. Tompkins + Gilbert Kirwin Melanie Palmer Kissling Family Amelia Kissling Loretta Kleve Francis and Lucille Reicks Jennifer M. Kline Mrs. Rose C. Kline Janet and Russell Kline Marcie Klobassa Karen Klobassa Vern Klobassa Karen Klobassa John Klose Kathy and Robert Lange Gerald Kluesner Stephen and Janet Noonan George Knipp M. Loretta Reidy Bob Knoot Thomas Traynor Karen Knutsen-Saeger Mercy High School, San Francisco Eleanor Kocher Stan and Teresa Distel Frank Kocher Stan and Teresa Distel Miss Collette Koenig Sister Charleen Koenig, RSM Mr. Francis Koenig Sister Charleen Koenig, RSM Mr. Fred Koenig Sister Charleen Koenig, RSM Mrs. Helena Koenig Sister Charleen Koenig, RSM Mr. Henry Koenig Sister Charleen Koenig, RSM Mr. Paul Koenig Sister Charleen Koenig, RSM Mr. Thomas Koenig Sister Charleen Koenig, RSM Sister Mary Leila Koeppe, RSM Helene A. Uribe Kofron Family Esther H. Kofron Jack Kofron Esther H. Kofron John Kolb Dorothy A. Kane Marguerite Kolb Dorothy A. Kane Sister Mary Laetitia Konecny, RSM Elizabeth Leeland Albert Kopecky Lillian E. Kopecky Sister Mary Josephine Koschatzki, RSM Ms. Mary Ann C. Keirans Ms. Patricia A. Soehnel Louis and Helen Kostka Jim and Pat Coutentos William Kotek Curtis J. Selzer
John and Ella Kurt Lois Donovan Sister Mary Margaret Kurt, RSM Rita M. Martin Henry Kurt Sister Mary Margaret Kurt, RSM Rita M. Martin Jerry Kurt Sister Mary Margaret Kurt, RSM Rita M. Martin Anna Kvidera Rose Kvidera Fred Kvidera Rose Kvidera Lackwood Family Paul and Mary Phelan Berchman La Cour, Jr. Dwayne and Debra Bellow Verre La Cour Dwayne and Debra Bellow Mary La Flamme Marilynne Homitz Sister Elizabeth LaForest, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Michael Byrne Mrs. Dorothy Klimek Sister Mary Ernest LaForge, RSM Versie L. Johnson Michael Lamphier Margaret Shanahan - Oberreuter Sister Mary Paula Laney, RSM Mr. Paul J. Weidenhamer Bruce Lange Robert and Mary Ellen Dunford Dolores Lange Robert and Mary Ellen Dunford Jerome Lanigan Charles and Joan Burke Joseph and Mary Lanigan Charles and Joan Burke Lawrence Lanigan Charles and Joan Burke Mary Lanigan Charles and Joan Burke Lankas Family Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Angele, Jr. Lois Lapke Peter and Marilyn Husak Zeno Lapke Peter and Marilyn Husak Mary Paul LaPorte Edward and Therese Rabish Keith Large Jean and Raymond O'Neil Vera Lask Daisy W. Wisher Lattner Family Paul and Mary Phelan James R. Laubacher Thomas and Barbara Laubacher Thomas E. Laubacher Helen Laubacher Sister Mary Sparks Lavey, RSM Ms. Carolyn S. Davis Sister Mary Dorothy LaVigne, RSM Jean and Gary Foster Fred Huggins Elizabeth Leeland Donald and Patsy Peiffer Sister Mauritia Soukup, RSM Shirley Tudor Mary Law Dolores McMullen Tony Law Dolores McMullen Lawrence Family Kenneth and Judith Schneiderman Dr. Sharon Lawrenehuk Alan Kukurka Lola Leary Dan and Mary Leary Robert E. Lee Sister Eileen Pazmino, RSM Bob and Verle Leehey James Leehey Daniel Leeland Elizabeth Leeland Lee Leeland Elizabeth Leeland Betty Leichsenring Pauline H. Miller
Harlan Leichsenring Pauline H. Miller John C. Leipelt, Sr Ms. Karen L. Leipelt LeMire Family Mary E. Hiaeshutter Kay Lemon Martin Fay Linus Lentz Elsie Lentz Father Leonard Thomas Traynor Gabriel and Pedy Leopando Arlette Leon Jean Lester George Lester Solene Levendofsky Donna M. Roth Richard M. Levine Carole Levine Joseph Ley Jean and Raymond O'Neil Olga Ley Jean and Raymond O'Neil Jack Leytem Maureen Leytem Lenore Leytem Maureen Leytem Carl and Esther Lieb Donna and Thomas Lieb Ann R. Liebst Natopakama Bittersweet Alan K. Lim Dr. Helena Lim, Pharm. D. William O. Lindsay Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Baker Arma Beauchamp Chiefland Womens Golf Association, Chiefland, Fla. Brian Chodoroff Mr. James Edmunds David and Kim Vermeylen Grace Lipianic Karen Klobassa Leonard Lippert Thomas and Sandy Hammrich Sister Mary Anthony Livingston, RSM John and Carole Livingston Michael and Kelly Martin Concepcion Llaguno Sisters and Staff of Marian Care Center, Burlingame, Calif. Christina Llemos Sister Eileen Pazmino, RSM Vincent LoBianco Shirley LoBianco John J. Locher, Jr. John F. and Laura Locher Robert and Josephine Lockwood Frank and Jamia Daily Loebig Family Sister Mary K. Doughan, RSM Audrey A. Walmsley Gordon Lokke Ms. Ann Lokke Pio Lommori Colleen Shannon Soracco Gerri Rubin Lonergan Kathleen and Scott Hammond Martha Kulisch Mary M. Long Mr. Marcel Viens Jose Lopez Augustine and Ruth Flores Elsie Lord Robert and Mary Ellen Dunford Mel Lorenzen Thomas and Sandy Hammrich William Lotz Barbara Weiss Joseph R. Loufek John and Debra Kemp Lucille W. Loufek John and Debra Kemp Kay Lowe Roxanne Sundell Lois Lower Thomas and Kathleen Aller William Lower Thomas and Kathleen Aller
Ginny Lucas Marjorie Reidy Francis Ludwig Marge Ludwig Loella C. Luster Charles F. Luster Rita M. Luster Charles F. Luster Judy Lykins John and Thelma Rife Evelyn Lyman Olsen Carl Olsen Sister Mary Roberta Lyness, RSM Robert and Rosemary McAleer Jerry McCusker Sister Mary Consilia Lynskey, RSM Gorgann C. Chiozza June T. Peters Donald Maas Patricia Maas Patricia Maas Brockman Patricia Maas Elisa Macapinlac Anna and Ramon Balmori Sister Mary Loyola MacDonald, RSM Marjorie Addy M. E. Albouze Gorgann C. Chiozza Donald and Jacqueline Lofing Fr. Camillus MacRory, O.F.M., cap Sister Maureen Hally, RSM Sister Mary Jarlath Madigan, RSM Mary Fitzgerald Andrew H. Magnus Mary G. Maher Mrs. Violet H. Chancey Genoveva De Lemos John and Martha Quinn Robert Mailea Cindy and George Meek Andy and Mildred Majewski Jerry and Peggy Majewski Frank and Elizabeth Majewski Jerry and Peggy Majewski Joseph Majewski Jerry and Peggy Majewski Peter G. Malonis Mary T. Malonis George Mangas Lucille L. Mangas Blanche Mangold Anonymous Earl Mangold Marjorie Reidy Mr. and Mrs. Clair Mangold Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mangold Anonymous John Earl Mangold Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Leon Mangold Anonymous Mary V. Mangold Anonymous Marjorie Reidy Ray Mangold Anonymous Bernice Manheim Elaine Zant Bill Manheim Elaine Zant Sister Helen Manion, RSM Richard and Norene Scholz Sister Agnes Mary Mansour, RSM Dr. Katherine M. Bradley Ms. Rose L. Evarts Vinvent Marchi Mercy High School, San Francisco Girard N. Marcotte Mrs. Marlene Marcotte Steven Marcotte Mrs. Marlene Marcotte Thomas Marlowe Michael and Elaine Sheehan Dr. G. W. Marme Joyce A. Marme Carol Marshall Maryanne Ravano Helen Marshall Shannon and Joe Marshall
Jean Marshall Thomas and Sandy Hammrich Billy Martin Rita M. Martin Dan Martin Rita M. Martin Sister Joan Martin, RSM Steve Knight Connie and Alan Ronnebaum Joe Martin Rita M. Martin Karen Martin Sister Judy Morasci, RSM Kathleen Martin Rita M. Martin Mary Martin Rita M. Martin Patrick Marzen Stacie and Shane Marzen Gene Mauer Paul and Carol Tilkes Gertrude Mauer Paul and Carol Tilkes Orville C. Mauer Mary Mauer Robert Mauer Paul and Carol Tilkes Mausser Family Kenneth and Judith Schneiderman Betty Mausser Joe and Nancy Mausser Rita May Ann Trumble Fernando and Teresa Maza Stan and Teresa Distel Marina and Fern Maza Linda Mc Causland Warren and Catherine Mc Causland Bob McAdoo Patricia McAdoo Edward McAleer Irene McAleer Hugh and Anna McAleer Irene McAleer Sister Mary Cephas Wichman, RSM Margery McAleer Irene McAleer Sister Mary Pierre McAleer, RSM Pat and Renee Burke Kevin and Donna Ellis Irene McAleer M. Loretta Reidy Sister Mary Cephas Wichman, RSM Tim McAleer M. Loretta Reidy Marjorie Reidy Fr. Peter McCarthy Mary and Rick Hanby Thomas McCarthy Ms. Mary P. McCarthy McCarty Family Florence A. Black Margaret McCartney Christine Winski Theresa McCool Thomas Traynor Rosemary McCormick George and Ruth Dolim Ed McCusker Jerry McCusker Ron McCusker Jerry McCusker Ray and Cecilia McDermott Mary Ann and John Dobrovolny Joseph McDevitt Maryanne Ravano Sister Mary Gertrude McDevitt, RSM Dorothy Barton George and Mary Lou Van Antwerp Mary McDevitt Maryanne Ravano McDonald Family Elaine Young Sister Mary Clarence McDonald, RSM Anonymous Gertrude McDonnell Drs. Janet Merfeld and Kevin Murray Ole McDonnell Drs. Janet Merfeld and Kevin Murray Helen McEachen Donald and Sheila McEachen
+ Donor has died since making gift.
John Joe McEllistrim James and Patricia Fogarty Jane McGarrahan Perrie and Helen Arens John and Mame McGarry Charles and Joan Burke Georgene McGee Kathy Mathews Mercy High School, San Francisco Nita McGee Colleen Shannon Soracco Majorie McGettigan Howard Eggers McGrane Family Francis Palmersheim Johanna McGrath Lawrence E. McGrath Richard McGrath Judy McGrath Jenny McGuire Family Jenny McGuire Robert McGuire Jean McGuire William J. McGuire Mrs. William J. McGuire Carol McInnes George and Ruth Dolim Katharina Elisabeth McIntyre Pete Wood Jim McKee John FitzGerald Sister Lucille McKillop, RSM Frank and Tzighereda Schindler Sister Roselina McKillop, RSM Patricia and Edward Arman Frank and Tzighereda Schindler David McMahon Patricia and Steve McMahon Don McMullen Dolores McMullen George McMullen Dolores McMullen Lee McMullen Dolores McMullen Lee McMullen, Jr. Dolores McMullen Nan McMullen Dolores McMullen William and Annice McMurldroch Kathryn A. Ling Sister Mary Aloysius McNamara, RSM Joseph Warren Hovorka Miles McNaught John FitzGerald Sean McNeal Bennie and Viola Pospisil Nolasco McPhillips Charles and Phyllis McDonald McWhinney Family Jon and Kay McWhinney Sister Rita Meagher, RSM T.C. and Mary Klein John and Mary Meaney Thomas and Helen Hild Martin Meaney Family Thomas and Helen Hild Mike Means Dolores McMullen Dr. John Meany Rose Marie Meany Sister Elizabeth Marie Mee, RSM Elizabeth A. Dossa The Most Reverend Pierre Du Maine Ms. Maria Elena Enage Michael E. Flaherty Sandra Flaherty Harry and Jean Hastie Marilynne Homitz Charles and Joan Lawson Agnes Marie Mahoney Marina and Fern Maza Gary and Mary Montague Ms. Lorraine Pagan Catherine Regan Sally Selner Colleen Shannon Soracco Ms. Tanya Spishak Jeanne Sullivan Mr. Kevin Sullivan Cherie Thibodeaux Mrs. Patricia Turay Patricia West Living Mercy â€˘ Spring 2012 23
Mrs. Helen Whelan Garnet and Hannah Wynne Kay Mee Karen Klobassa Fannie Meehan Margaret Shanahan - Oberreuter Sister Mary Michaeline Meehan, RSM Margaret Shanahan - Oberreuter Sister Mary Jean Meier, RSM Ivan and Philippa Houston Harry Meisel Mrs. Florence Meisel Rafael Mendoza John and Marie Rouse Sister Mary Concepta Meno, RSM Olive Raffaelli Jean Merchant Family Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM Kathleen Merfeld Drs. Janet Merfeld and Kevin Murray Michael J. Merfeld Virginia Merrill Elaine Zant Catherine Metivier Philip and Celene Healy John Metivier Philip and Celene Healy Leo Metoyer, Sr. Dwayne and Debra Bellow Virgist Metoyer Dwayne and Debra Bellow Carl and Lisette Metz Dale and Le Elyn Metz Herbert Meyer Rachel Schemmel Mgbakor Family Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM Mary Micon Amy and Kurt Herkert Lucille M. Middleton Dr. Katherine M. Bradley Maria Mihailoff Genoveva De Lemos Wladimir Mihailoff Genoveva De Lemos Dorothy Mihm Sister Mary Cephas Wichman, RSM Edward Miller David and Gloria Cowguill Frank Miller Lillian Miller Harold A. Miller Pauline H. Miller Helen "Duff" Miller Linda Ambrosini John and Ona Miller Nadine E. Miller Mother Joseph Miller, RSM Ms. Marcia T. Miller Sister Mary Damian Miller, RSM Ms. Marcia T. Miller Sister Mary Lucia Miller, RSM Ms. Marcia T. Miller Stanley Miller David and Gloria Cowguill Verne E. Miller Nadine E. Miller The Frank Miller Sisters Paul S. Peterson Sister Mary Milligan, RSHM Anita Ziebe Alice Milmore Sister Eileen Pazmino, RSM Mary Clare McGuire-Mobbs Carol A. Mobbs Sister Mary Sheila Molony, RSM Ruth A. Ransom Darlene and Lee Schmidt Ed Monaghan Mary Hostetler Jane Monaghan Marjorie Reidy Jerry Monaghan M. Loretta Reidy Marjorie Reidy Matthew Monaghan Mary Hostetler Vince Monaghan M. Loretta Reidy Marjorie Reidy
Living Mercy â€˘ Spring 2012
Viola Monaghan Mary Hostetler Mr. and Mrs. Earl Montgomery Sister Dorothy Elizabeth Montgomery, RSM Norman Montiz Colleen Shannon Soracco Sister Mary Dennis Mooney, RSM Donna M. Jaquith Linda Jackson Moore Erin and Ted Mulvaney Anne S. More Richard and Mary Sutton Greg Morris Jim and Roberta Gilmore Sister Mary Rosellen Mortimore, RSM Mr. and Mrs. David V. Stark Sister Maris Mularkey, RSM Rita Burke Joan and James Malatesta Lorena Muller Del and Elizabeth Dake Dorothy Mundt Mrs. Betty Mundt William Mundt Mrs. Betty Mundt Sister Evelyn Munoz, RSM Ms. Deborah Johnson Fidel Murillo Elena Murillo Fr. Joseph Murphy M. Loretta Reidy Margaret Murphy Jane Cunningham Patricia and Thomas Murphy Mary Murphy Jane Cunningham Patricia and Thomas Murphy Mildred M. Murphy Edmund J. Murphy, Jr. Terence Murphy Edmund J. Murphy, Jr. Sister Mary Assumpta Murray, RSM Benton Clifford John and Mary Sims James Murray, Sr. Karen Klobassa John and Audrey Murray Drs. Janet Merfeld and Kevin Murray Mary Murray Karen Klobassa Tom and Barbara Murray Patricia and Thomas Fournier Gene Muscat John FitzGerald Esther Muzzy Mrs. Betty Mundt James and Ella Nachazel Anonymous Antoinette Nadler Mary Ann and Robert Fekech Nancy Nardelli Bonita J. Tompkins + Albert and Moreba Nassif Alberta Rogers Ed Neafsey Sister Mary Lorita Moffatt, RSM Colleen Shannon Soracco Bob Negro Ann F. Negro Tom Negro Ann F. Negro Sister Stella Neill, RSM Christ the King Housing Services, Inc. Des Moines, Iowa William and Frances Fedak Steve Knight Ms. Sharon C. Neill Melissa and Robert Pence Kevin and Nancy Smith Sister Mauritia Soukup, RSM Andrew Nelson Jerry and Peggy Majewski Lou Nelson Jerry and Peggy Majewski Nenig Family William and Ruth Whitters Ellen K. Neuhaus Joe and Cynthia Neuhaus Theodore H. Neuhaus Joe and Cynthia Neuhaus
Tom Neuzil Elena Murillo Sister Mary Sophia Newcomb, RSM Doris Newcomb Mr. Marcel Viens Kay Neyens Mary Ellen Oglesby Irma Nice Dolores Nice George and Rosemary Nicholson Dr. Mary P. Tarbox and Dr. Robert Nicholson Sister Dolores Marie Nieratka, RSM Dr. Katherine M. Bradley Emily Niewola Sister Jane Meuse, RSM Michelle Niles Donna and Dewain Fluckiger Sister Martina Nolan, RSM Mr. Victor J. Westman Barbara Norgard Mercy High School, San Francisco James Normanly Mr. John Cesari James Nowak Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM Julianna Nowak Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM Mary Nowak Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM Rose Sanders Oakes Karen P. Sanders Francis Oberreuter Margaret Shanahan - Oberreuter Mark Oberreuter Donald and Jan Flynn Sister Mary Venardine Obertin, RSM Mary and Michael Lieberman Ms. Lorraine Tillrock Francis T. O'Boyle Patrick D. and Judith T. O'Boyle Elsie O'Brien Robert O'Brien Jack O'Brien Robert O'Brien Jack W. O'Brien Robert O'Brien Jim O'Brien Marlene and Robert Schulte Margaret O'Brien Ms. Joanne O'Brien Margaret "Peggy" O'Brien Robert O'Brien Maud O'Brien Robert O'Brien Bob O'Brien James T. O'Brien Rose Marie O'Brien James T. O'Brien Vincent and Alma O'Brien Marlene and Robert Schulte Denis O'Connor Stella and Michael Daire Margaret O'Connor M. Loretta Reidy Marjorie Reidy Michael O'Connor Diva Mercurio O'Connor Paul J. O'Connor Helen M. O'Connor Elizabeth O'Donnell Jim and Michele Duprey Frieda Oehl Madeline R. Bendorf Catherine Oglesby Mary Ellen Oglesby Corliss Olander Julia Olander James Olander Julia Olander Sister Francesca Oldham, RSM Darlene E. Oldham David and Debra Oldham Frank and Edith Oldham Darlene E. Oldham Sister Mary Ellen Oldham, RSM Darlene E. Oldham David and Debra Oldham Michael D. Oldham Darlene E. Oldham David and Debra Oldham
+ Donor has died since making gift.
Rick Oldham David and Debra Oldham Sister Mary Jude O'Leary, RSM Rose and Ed Lodi Sister Mary Raymund O'Leary, RSM Cynthia Dedinas Sister Marie Francis Olinger, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Duane Devlin Carl Martin Olsen, Jr. Carl Olsen Charles Olsen Monica Olsen Sister Rita Mary Olszewski, RSM Ms. Julie M. Telang O'Mara Family Martin Fay Joe O'Neal Mary and Terence Loughran Agnes O'Neil Jean and Raymond O'Neil Dewey O'Neil Jean and Raymond O'Neil Dolly O'Neill Maureen Ceccarelli Robert O'Neill Arlene Thome Fr. Daniel O'Reilly Mary and Rick Hanby Pamela Ann Ornellas Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Ornellas Helen Orth Deborah A. Sedlacek Dolores Ortiz Garnet and Hannah Wynne R. Ortiz Mrs. Pressie Acero S. Ortiz Mrs. Pressie Acero Helen L. Orvis Ralph and Helen Weber Dorothy O'Shea Peter O'Shea Michael O'Shea Peter O'Shea Sean O'Shea Peter O'Shea Gene O'Sullivan Lorie O'Sullivan John O'Sullivan Lorie O'Sullivan Kevin O'Sullivan Lorie O'Sullivan Lois O'Sullivan Lorie O'Sullivan Thomas Otte Steven and Evette Otte Helen Otting James and Margery Grawe Sister Mary Gregory Owens, RSM Michael and Mary Fiore E. Pablo Mrs. Pressie Acero G. Pablo Mrs. Pressie Acero Fidel Pacheco Stan and Teresa Distel Guadalupe Pacheco Stan and Teresa Distel Rose Pacini Sister Eileen Pazmino, RSM Richard Paganelli Mr. John Cesari Elwood Page Thomas and Sandy Hammrich Charlotte Mary Skene Palmer Melanie Palmer Palmersheim Family Francis Palmersheim Clara Paolinelli Anonymous Nicholas Papapietro Mrs. Christina Papapietro Betty Papp Elaine Zant Mike Papp Elaine Zant Para Family Mrs. Pressie Acero Marcel Parnell Mercy High School, San Francisco
Kathryn Parsons Sandra P. Pollard Sandra Parsons Sandra P. Pollard Pasbach Family Laurie A. Farnan Terryl Pasker Bonita J. Tompkins + Mary Pat Patterson Jim Patterson Sister Mary Geraldine Pavek, RSM David J. Byrnes Elizabeth Byrnes Joe and Cynthia Neuhaus Sister Mary Rosalie Pawlowski, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Ghassan E. Mady Pellizzer Family Sister Rita Fantin, RSM Enrichetta Peri Irma Peri Robert Peri Irma Peri Sister Joanna Marie Perry, RSM Brian and Laura Large & Family Vera Peters Pauline H. Miller Barbara Peterson Mr. Eugene Peterson Ginny Petitgout Maureen Leytem Sister Mary Georgetta Petrimoulx, RSM Michael and Patricia Tahy Ray Petrzelka David and Judith Wilkin Otto and Antonie Peyser John R. Peyser Phelan Family Paul and Mary Phelan Sister Eleanor Phelan, RSM Mary Therese McCormick Jerry Picardo Frank and Genia Picardo Jean Pierce James Kennedy Sarah L. Pietrantoni Lewis J. Pietrantoni Sister Mary Evangeline Pike, RSM Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Blakesley Bro. Lowell Pirnie Loren and Rosemary Zabokrtsky Tom and Lolly Pirnie Loren and Rosemary Zabokrtsky Thomas Plevin Michael and Elaine Sheehan Ester Pochini Sister Eileen Pazmino, RSM John Poels Maria Poels Genoveva Polewhc Genoveva De Lemos Josef Polewhc Genoveva De Lemos Charles Joseph Poposki Janina Pacer Claire and Florian Poposki Janina Pacer Ellen Pors Fred and Bonnie Bertetta Frank Portman Mavie Portman Alice Pospisil Deborah A. Sedlacek Jacob Pospisil Bennie and Viola Pospisil Doloras Powers Jim and Pat Coutentos Joseph Praska, Sr. Pat and Renee Burke Randy Praska Pat and Renee Burke Regina Praska Pat and Renee Burke Barbara Pratt Deloris and Anthony Quint William Pritchard Ms. Josephine R. Ferris Sister Mary Camille Prodzinski, RSM Gary and Catherine Carlson Sister Mary Alfred Przelomski, RSM Mary Ellen Lund
Mildred Pusteoska Maxine Upah Josephine Putthoff Colleen Shannon Soracco Marita Quinlan Arlene Thome John Quinn John and Martha Quinn Margaret M. Quinn John and Martha Quinn Anton and Viola Quint Deloris and Anthony Quint June Quissre Ms. Josephine R. Ferris Louise Racine Bobbi Racine DeVries Rahe Family Esther H. Kofron Sister Kathy Thornton, RSM Esther Rahe Norm Rahe Sister Mary Judith Rapin, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Louis L. Rapin Sister Mary Victorine Rapin, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Wayne P. Riffel John D. Rarig Patricia West Alice Rayhons Darlene E. Oldham Emma Rayhons Darlene E. Oldham John and Beatta Rayhons Darlene E. Oldham Leonard Rayhons Darlene E. Oldham Al and Ethel Recker Donald and Mary Jeanne Recker Ardith Redd Gail Andrade Madonna Redmond Rita M. Martin James Reed Gail Andrade Sister Kathleen Regalia, RSM John Hossfeld Regan Family Jon and Kay McWhinney Emily Rego Ms. Antoinette Rego Tony Rego Ms. Antoinette Rego Sister Jane Reichmuth, RSM Charles and Beth Chevalier Jerome Reicks Francis and Lucille Reicks Rev. Msgr. Leander Reicks Francis and Lucille Reicks Neal Reicks Francis and Lucille Reicks Victor and Mary Reicks Francis and Lucille Reicks Clement Reidy M. Loretta Reidy Marjorie Reidy Kay Reidy M. Loretta Reidy Marjorie Reidy Martin Reidy M. Loretta Reidy Marjorie Reidy Sadie Reidy M. Loretta Reidy Poly Reif Mrs. Lynn O'Connell Sister Mary Flavian Reisner, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Ghassan E. Mady William Renner Susan and James Anderson Richard and Kelly Renner Bob Reu Mary L. Reu Donna Reyman Mr. Theodore A. Reyman Sister Rena Ricci, RSM Dr. Helena Lim, Pharm. D. Ms. Lorraine Pagan Ellen Smith Kathy Ricciardi Thomas and Barbara Laubacher Craig R. Richardson Thomas and Rebecca Richardson
Walton K. Richardson Thomas and Rebecca Richardson Ardell Ries Sister Phyllis Ann Ries, RSM Harold Ries Sister Phyllis Ann Ries, RSM Ralph and Mary Ries Sister Phyllis Ann Ries, RSM Ray Ries Sister Phyllis Ann Ries, RSM Wayne and Gladys Rife John and Thelma Rife Jeanne Rife Tarrens John and Thelma Rife Gerald and Frances Riley Marjorie Reidy Marlene Ritterbush Marina and Fern Maza Marie Roberts Mr. John M. Roberts Wayne Robertson Mary and Rick Hanby Catherine M. Robinson Patricia and Steve McMahon Mable Rodarte Pat Seeds Tony Rodgers Dolores McMullen Martin Roemig Madeline R. Bendorf Bill Rogers Robert O'Brien Frank Rogers Robert O'Brien Margaret Rogers Robert O'Brien Raymond J. Rogers Brittany Soracco Julia Rokes Ronald Stahle Lavonne Roling Rosemary Roling Orville Roling Rosemary Roling Sylvester Roling Rosemary Roling Joseph Romo Rose Rosenberger Mary Romo Rose Rosenberger George Patrick Rork Michael and Linda Rork Kevin Rork Michael and Linda Rork Lucille Rork Michael and Linda Rork Margie Rork Michael and Linda Rork Sister Mary Rosanna Rork, RSM Karen S. Cotter Michael and Linda Rork Patrick Rork Michael and Linda Rork Paul Edward Rork Michael and Linda Rork Lawrence "Fritz" Rosonke Marie A. Biwer Stephan and Mary Rosonke Marie A. Biwer Berta Ross Mary and Rick Hanby Carol Ross Mary and Rick Hanby Delbert Roth Donna M. Roth Elmer Roth Thomas and Sandy Hammrich Sister Mary Celeste Rouleau, RSM Nina Hardman Gale Nasser Agnes Peters Robert Rowan St. Gabriel School, San Francisco, Calif. Colleen Rozman Larry and Norinne Rozman Christina Ruiz Mark Ruiz Arthur Rupert Michael and Linda Rork
+ Donor has died since making gift.
Thomas Russell Mary and Rick Hanby Arthur and Delphine Rutkowski Ms. Cynthia A. Rutkowski Ambrose Ryan Bernadette Ryan Edmund Ryan Harold and Marian Ward James and Ellen Ryan Bernadette Ryan Jeri Ryan Robert and Patricia Thorsen Jim Ryan Jerry and Peggy Majewski Bernadette Ryan John and Kathleen Ryan William and June Ryan Sister Mary Alexia Ryan, RSM Thomas and Mary DeLille Sister Monica Ryan, RSM Bernadette Ryan Katie Schmidt Terry Ryan Bernadette Ryan Tom Ryan Bernadette Ryan Pete Salazar Augustine and Ruth Flores Felicisimo Samaniego Salome Samaniego C. Sanchez Mrs. Pressie Acero P. Sanchez Mrs. Pressie Acero Eugene S. Sandor Mrs. LaVonne M. Sandor Steve Sandor Mrs. LaVonne M. Sandor Amerigo Sansoe Louise Sansoe Frank Santi Sister Judy Morasci, RSM Ada Santilocchi Joan and Fred Lauriente Sasan Family Ms. Michelle Bergeron Joanne Sassatelli Jean Sassatelli Sally Sattler Steven and Susan Kullander Sister Mary Kathleen Saunders, RSM Besong Family Leo and Norma Drilling Joyce A. Marme Rita and Joe Santana Anna C. Sauser Kathleen Trawicke Mr. and Mrs. Mihoel Savinik Katherine Creedon Eva Sbrana Sandy Bonick Olinto Sbrana Sandy Bonick JoAnn Scanlan Jack Scanlan Mary Scanlon Sister Mary Julia Kepros, RSM Sister Patricia Scanlon, RSM Walter and Jo Ann Becker Joseph Scattini Sister Toni Lynn Gallagher, RSM Scherrman-Barry Families Emmett and Ann Scherrman Sister Mary Helene Schiappacasse, RSM Mrs. Agatha Pfeiffer Kalkanis Edmund Schiller Family Rosemary Byrne Sister Mary Angelita Schissel, RSM Mr. and Mrs. James M. Schissel Sister Mary Johnita Schissel, RSM Mr. and Mrs. James M. Schissel William and Sophie Schlueter Dr. William and Mrs. Jeri Schlueter Kathleen L. Schmidt Gerald E. Schmidt Norbert and Helen Schmitt Irene McAleer Robert and Joyce Schmitt Irene McAleer Theodore and Frances Schmitt Irene McAleer Living Mercy â€˘ Spring 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Roman Schmitz LaVonne Demuth Robert Schmitz Marie A. Biwer William Schmitz Marie A. Biwer Earla Schneider Mary Jo Schneider Frank P. Schneider Mary Jo Schneider Jack Schneider Mary Jo Schneider Lois A. Schneider Mary Jo Schneider Sister Mary Angela Schneider, RSM Jennifer Joyce Sister Mary Celeste Schneider, RSM Robert and Helen Majzler Ms. Joan C. Schmitt Schneiderman Family Kenneth and Judith Schneiderman Alden Schoberl Thomas and Sandy Hammrich Pat Schoeberl Anonymous JoAnnah Schonebeck Steve and Carol Doser Gary Schor Theresa Bradley Mike Schor Theresa Bradley Sister Mary Eugene Schriner, RSM Joe and Cynthia Neuhaus Schroeder-Welch Families Peggy and James Meek Harry and Sara Schroeder Marjorie Reidy Patrick and Joyce Schuelter Dr. William and Mrs. Jeri Schlueter Richard and LuAnna Schuelter Dr. William and Mrs. Jeri Schlueter Bruce Schulte Dianne Shinto Clarence Schulte Dianne Shinto Hazel Schulte Dianne Shinto Henry and Helen Schulte Marlene and Robert Schulte Leanna Schulte Marlene and Robert Schulte Schumacher Family Laurie A. Farnan Rita Schuster Bernadette Ryan William and Marie Schwers Bernadette Ryan Schwinn Family Paul and Mary Phelan Jeri Scurr Patricia and Steve McMahon John J. and Marie Sebetka Joan Sebetka Margery Secunda Mary M. Drafta Richard L. Sedlacek Deborah A. Sedlacek Sister Elizabeth Sedlmayer, RSM Mrs. Helen C. Redfield John Segedin Howard Halla Leo and Nita Selenger Paul and Jan Robertson Sister Mary Regina Selenke, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Robert Best Jake and Elizabeth Selzer Curtis J. Selzer Kenneth O. Selzer Lloyd Selzer Curtis J. Selzer Kenneth O. Selzer Wallace Selzer Curtis J. Selzer Kenneth O. Selzer William Selzer Curtis J. Selzer Kenneth O. Selzer Edward Seng Terri Christoffersen Vivian Seng Terri Christoffersen 26
Living Mercy â€˘ Spring 2012
Donald Shanahan Margaret Shanahan - Oberreuter Ellen Marie Shanahan Margaret Shanahan - Oberreuter Mary Patricia Shanahan Margaret Shanahan - Oberreuter Sister Mary Thomas Shanley, RSM Thomas and Jane Huvane Richard Shannon Colleen Shannon Soracco Joseph Sheehan Michael and Elaine Sheehan Edmund Sheerin Janet Sheerin, Ph.D. Juliana Molloy Shields Mr. John V. Shields, Jr. Sandra Shields Patricia Buehler Sister Mary Ann Shimek, RSM Anita and Robert Barrett Gerald and Patricia Beer Dale and Deb Bisbee Wilbert and Betty Bonine Mary Conrad Anne Conrad Duffy Jane F. Dorman Bernard Drahozal Michael and Janice Drahozal Leo and Norma Drilling Sister Susan Dunnwald, RSM Lisa and Daniel Edwards David and Barbara Fischer Emma Gallagher Janet Gray Mike and Rose Harrison Mary and Leon Hartogh Stanley and Jeanne Hlas Kathy Holden Ronald and Arlene Holden Margaret and Richard Hyndman Lillian E. Kopecky Irene McAleer Loretta Marie Miller Mary L. Morgan Cecilia Navratil Rose Noonan Melissa and Robert Pence Mary L. Reu Sandra and Gene Richards Norman and Karen Sasek Darlene and Lee Schmidt Kenneth and Judith Schneiderman Darlene E. Schwendinger William and Catherine Sheka Luella Shimek Sister Mary Ann Shimek, RSM + Donald and Helen Smith David and Mona Smith Sister Theresa Ann Spitz, RSM James and Joanne Trcka Jerome and Phyllis Trzil Richard and Liz Valliere Robert Shinn Dick and Fran Shinn Clara Siegert Edward J. Conlan Walt Siegert Edward J. Conlan Helen Silvers Robert and Mary Ellen Dunford Joyce Simmons Ellen Smith Irene Ondrejech Simon Ms. Susan Kosmo June Simonetti Lorraine Maguire Sister Mary Patrice Sinnott, RSM Margaret S. Britton Jerry Sinnwell Catherine Sinnwell John Sinnwell Catherine Sinnwell Leo Sinnwell Family Catherine Sinnwell Sister Mary of the Holy Name Jerry Pins Sisters of Mercy Irene Mihailoff Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Sister Dorothy Elizabeth Montgomery, RSM
Sisters who taught at Sacred Heart in Waterloo, Iowa Paul and Mary Lou Wolter Sisters who taught at St. John in Waterloo, Iowa Paul and Mary Lou Wolter Sisters who taught in Independence, Iowa Anonymous Ms. Judith A. Riggs Leo Sitter Ms. Linda N. Damon Ms. Marge Davis Mr. Richard Patterson Rachael and Shaun Risley Mr. William M. Stuart Ms. Elizabeth Webster and Mr. John H. Ladd C.L. Smith Kenneth O. Selzer Maridale Smith Marina and Fern Maza Sister Mary Dolora Smith, RSM Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Purdy Ramona Smith Kenneth O. Selzer Terri Smith Paul and Linda Huber Walter Smith Dolores Smith Dixie Snell Mary and Rick Hanby James Snell Mary and Rick Hanby Paxton Snively Mary L. Reu laVergne Ann D. Snoddy Gail Andrade Rita Martin Snow Robert Snow Family Frank Snyder Martin Fay Juanita Soeder Ms. Deborah Johnson Elsa Soracco Colleen Shannon Soracco Albert Soto Mercy High School, San Francisco Dionisio Soto Rodolfo and Fortunata Soto Remedios Soto Rodolfo and Fortunata Soto Mary Soukup Sister Mauritia Soukup, RSM Milo Soukup Sister Mauritia Soukup, RSM Jim Spaight Thomas and Sandy Hammrich Joe Sperfslage Bernadette Ryan Evartt Spinle Thomas Traynor Myrtle Spinner Charles F. Luster Joseph and Henrietta Spitzenberger James Kennedy Judy Spitzenberger James Kennedy St. Lawrence, Lansing Mich. Nursing Degree Class of 1955 Sharon Anderson St. Patrick's Academy, Chicago, Faculty, 1948 - 1952 Ms. Susan A. Matt Carol Stahle Dolores McMullen Ronald Stahle Carl and Elaine Stallman Nadine E. Miller Carmela Stannard Timothy and Anie Franey Edson Stannard Timothy and Anie Franey Kathleen Stanton Cecilia Prete Mary J. Stapleton Jacqueline Gavin Stappenbeck Family Frank P. Gibson David Stargill Dolores McMullen
+ Donor has died since making gift.
Neal R. Stark Scott and Terri Stark Walter and Helen Staskowski Mrs. Barbara S. Milbauer Terri Statler Gar and Marilyn McIndoe Gary Steffen M. Loretta Reidy Ruth Fenelon Steimel Joan Garner Albert and Eileen Steinbrech Sister Mauritia Soukup, RSM Sister Rosalie Steinmiller, RSM Mr. Patrick Curtin Joan Maule Stern Joan Del Secco Stevenson Family Kenneth and Judith Schneiderman Paul and Mary Stewart Pauline H. Miller Sister Anne Marie Stickling, RSM Anonymous Leo and Mary Lou Harms Marjorie A. Stocking Lance and Lorraine Cameron James and Marie Castagna Mr. and Mrs. Robert Duda Chuck J. Homan Ms. Kathleen Lentocha Carol Linneman Keith and Mary Mulkeran Jerome and Margaret Stocking Laurence Stocking Mr. and Mrs. John Tate Carly Stowell Rita Barichievich Bob Straka Thomas Traynor Frank Strong Thomas Traynor Stubbe Family Kenneth and Judith Schneiderman George Sudmeier Laura Sudmeier Sister Mary Carmen Sugiyama, RSM June Wisecarver Helen Sullivan Warren and Catherine Mc Causland Gary Sundell Roxanne Sundell Michele Sundell Roxanne Sundell Sheila Sundell Roxanne Sundell Marcel Susbilla St. Gabriel School, San Francisco, Calif. Sister Mary Regina Sutton, RSM Tina and Taylor Cline Rose and Ed Lodi Johna A. Maychrowitz Frank and Kathleen Medcalf Teresa Paglieroni, PH.D. Michele Perussina Maureen and Rea Puccinelli Richard and Mary Sutton Ludwig Svoboda Curtis J. Selzer Sister Mary Laurentina Taffee, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Ghassan E. Mady Theodore Taheny Mercy High School, San Francisco Loretta Tarbox Dr. Mary P. Tarbox and Dr. Robert Nicholson Robert Tarbox Dr. Mary P. Tarbox and Dr. Robert Nicholson Dorothy Teicheira Cindy and George Meek Thomas Tencza Deborah Canepa-Tencza Charles L. "Bud" Terry Suzanne Finklang Sister Mary Pauline Theisen, RSM Mr. and Mrs. James H. Draska Edward K. Thode Kathleen Johnston Delmar Thoman Margaret Shanahan - Oberreuter William Thomas, III Elizabeth A. Thomas
Joe and RosinaThome Arlene Thome Joseph R. Thome Arlene Thome Walter H. Thomson Dr. Dennis W. Thomson Thornton Family Laurie A. Farnan Sister Kathy Thornton, RSM Vicki Thornton Margene and Patrick Beckham Paula and Richard Johnson Leonard Tilkes Paul and Carol Tilkes Ralph and Mary Tines Curtis J. Selzer Kenneth O. Selzer Anne Louise Todd Kathleen Todd Theresa Tomasek Ms. Lorelei D. Bragassi Sister Mary Albin Tomaszewski, RSM Gerald and Alice Kandow Patricia A. Nowosad Regina C. Tompkins Bonita J. Tompkins + Richard R. Tompkins Bonita J. Tompkins + Sister Patricia Toolan, RSM Richard and Mary Bona Elizabeth A. Dossa Sandra Flaherty Carolyn Foster Ms. Georgia Halstead Harry and Jean Hastie Marilynne Homitz Cathleen Ferrari Lagomarsino Charles and Joan Lawson Rose and Ed Lodi Marina and Fern Maza Mary E. Meissner Ms. Mary B. Morris Ralph and Rosemary Osterling Sister Eileen Pazmino, RSM Catherine Regan Colleen Shannon Soracco Cherie Thibodeaux Mrs. Patricia Turay Mrs. Helen Whelan Noelle Torre Donald Torre Ralph Trail Martin Fay Tom and Hazel Traynor Thomas Traynor Trimble Family Mrs. Eleanore Kermani Sister Ann Trzil, RSM Mary L. Reu Sister Lillian Trzil, RSM Mary L. Reu Louis and Georgia Trzil Mary L. Reu Sister Mary Mildred Trzil, RSM Mary L. Reu Mary V. Trzil Mary L. Reu Mel Tudor Shirley Tudor Byrdena Ulrick John and Thelma Rife Donald Upah Maxine Upah Louis and Rose Upah Maxine Upah Josi F. Urbietis Genoveva De Lemos Ann Valenta Sister Joan LeBeau, CHM Frank Valenta Mary E. Valenta Mr. and Mrs. William P. Valenteen James and Shirley Valenteen Virgil Valvoda William and June Ryan Isabella "Quinn" Van Bergen Mercy High School, San Francisco Sister Teresa Margaret Van Tassel, RSM Mr. and Mrs. Norman Pilcher Ms. Dorothy Popovich Sister Francis Xavier Villerot, RSM Charlie and Michelle Villerot
Sister Rose Van Vliet, RSM Timothy and Noreen Lauster Charles Van Vooren Linda Ridihalgh Vera Van Vooren Linda Ridihalgh Joseph L. Vandewalle Bernadine Vandewalle Wilma, Joe and Ronald Vanourney Irene McAleer Al and Mare Vaske Laverne Vaske Art Vaske Laverne Vaske Bob Vaske Laverne Vaske Frances Vaske Laverne Vaske Jerry Vaske Laverne Vaske Eugene and Agnes Veach Pete and Jeannie Kalb Sister Mary Rosina Venneman, RSM Albin and Leona Becica Lois Vetter Thomas and Rebecca Richardson Donald Viens Mr. Marcel Viens Frieda Viens Mr. Marcel Viens Ann Villerot Charlie and Michelle Villerot Floyd G. Vogt Lloyd A. Vogt Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Vogt Lloyd A. Vogt Gene V. Vogt Lloyd A. Vogt Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Vogt Lloyd A. Vogt Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Vogt Lloyd A. Vogt Sister Mary Emma Voisine, RSM Edwedge E. LaPan Sister Mary Kateri Vojir, RSM Lawrence and Christine Russell Andy Voss Maureen Leytem Elaine J. Voss Mary L. Voss Regis Voss Mary L. Voss Adolph Vrba Pat and Renee Burke Richard Wachs James and Kathleen Parent James Wacker Charles and Joan Burke Margaret Wacker Charles and Joan Burke Maura O. Wait Eithne Wait Pardini Michael Walker Maryanne Ravano Virginia Walker Ms. Sherri Rose-Walker Walmsley Family Audrey A. Walmsley Gene Walsh Jean and Raymond O'Neil Jack and Mary Walsh Rev. John J. Walsh Lucielle L. Warren Patricia A. Ferrando Mary Waterhouse Dan and Mary Leary Joseph Watrous George and Ruth Dolim Clarence Weber Sister Phyllis Ann Ries, RSM Darlys Weber Sister Phyllis Ann Ries, RSM Ron Weber Martin Fay Geraldine C. Weeks Marilyn Weeks Laurence and Eileen Weigel Sister Margaret Weigel, RSM Thomas E. Weigel Sister Margaret Weigel, RSM
Weis Family Doug and Theresa Cramer Curtis and Mary Pat Weland Nadine E. Miller Nelis and Mae Weland Nadine E. Miller R.E. and Mary Weland Nadine E. Miller Frank and Edith Welch Peggy and James Meek John and Marie Welch Lois S. Donovan Sister Mary de Lellis Welch, RSM Peggy and James Meek Ted Welch Peggy and James Meek Weldon Family Robert and Gertrude Weldon Sharon Welling Anonymous Rosemary Welter V.P. and Mary Welter Westerhouse Family Frank Dunnigan Judith Weston Jacqueline and Donald Smith Sara J. Whalen Margaret Jaszcz Peggy White Anonymous Douglas Whitney Mercy High School, San Francisco Whitters Family William and Ruth Whitters Sister Marilyn Whitty, RSM Steven and Michele Whitty Mary Ann Whorton Thomas and Rebecca Richardson Robert and Thelma Whorton Thomas and Rebecca Richardson Casper and Elizabeth Wichman Sister Mary Cephas Wichman, RSM Edward C. Wichman Sister Mary Cephas Wichman, RSM H. Joseph Wichman Sister Mary Cephas Wichman, RSM Huberta Wichman Sister Mary Cephas Wichman, RSM James F. Wichman Sister Mary Cephas Wichman, RSM John Wichman Sister Mary Cephas Wichman, RSM Joe Wichman Sister Mary Cephas Wichman, RSM Sister Mary Fidelis Wicke, RSM Dale and Marilyn Wicke Joanne Marie Wigmore Sister Marietta McGannon, RSM Sisters of Mercy, Burlingame, Calif. Sisters of Mercy Development Department, Burlingame, Calif. Margaret Virginia Wilcock James and Sandra Oppermann J. Jerome Wildgen Jacqueline Wildgen and Family Bob Wilford Thomas Traynor Sister Mary Marcia Wilhelmi, RSM Kenicia Hobson Joyce Pavek Dr. and Mrs. Mark R. Peltan Bernard Willards Vincent Keegan Dorothy Willards Vincent Keegan Sister Arlene Mary Williams, RSM Keith Lobert Ms. Carole Van Etten Calvin Williams Mrs. Eileen Williams Sister Clarice Williams. RSM Ms. Donna J. Bylina Ms. Lisa M. Fitzgerald Ms. Maureen A. Keating Mary P. Schroeder and Family E. Williams Joyce A. Marme Sister Mary Laetice Williams, RSM B.P. and Rhoda Beauchemin Ms. Julann Busch Lynda R. Chaney
+ Donor has died since making gift.
Ms. Mary Kay Connor Sister Mary Ellen Devereux, RSM Ruth Hanna Donna C. Huber Leona F. Janak Versie L. Johnson Thelma Kirkland David and Sue Klauschie Mr. and Mrs. James W. Kurzak Pauline Pesek Ms. Loretta M. Siegele Ms. Elizabeth C. Svoboda Sister Mary Agnes Tamisiea, RSM M.A. Williams Joyce A. Marme R.W. Williams Joyce A. Marme R.A. Williams Joyce A. Marme Regina Wimberly Thomas and Rebecca Richardson Philip Winters Ms. Maria Ledesma Cindy Wischer Thomas and Sandy Hammrich Joseph J. Wisher Daisy W. Wisher Zachary Wisher Daisy W. Wisher Alan Wojcik Mr. and Mrs. Julio Vazquez William and Sophia Wolf Family Catherine Wolf Dorothy Wolfe Vincent Keegan Gerald Wolfe Bernadette Ryan Marvel G. Wolfgram Linda Stoll Michael Wood Deb Newcomer Richard Wood Paul and Linda Huber Tom Woods Thomas Traynor Dolores Wright Ms. Donna Wright James L. Wright Mrs. Frances Wright Lai Kit Wu Jack and Patsy Fong SiuLung Wu Jack and Patsy Fong Garnet Wynne III Garnet and Hannah Wynne Anna Yankura Charles and Ellen Barth Charles Yankura Charles and Ellen Barth Patricia Yates Mrs. Ann T. Diedrich Young Family Elaine Young Edward and Carrie Zabokrtsky and Family Loren and Rosemary Zabokrtsky Blanche Zabransky Dolores McMullen John Zachar Dolores McMullen Evelyn Zamlich Ms. Janice Erickson George Zamlich Ms. Janice Erickson Harold Zeiser M. Loretta Reidy Joe Zeiser M. Loretta Reidy Vernie Zeiser M. Loretta Reidy Sister Mary Inez Zeman, RSM Boyd and Darlene Reynolds Sister Mary Leona Zetah, RSM Robert E. Leet Gale Nasser Olive Raffaelli Robert and Kathleen Skinner Joseph and Elizabeth Zetah Nicholas Zumsande Steve and Carol Doser Mary H. Zumsande Living Mercy â€˘ Spring 2012
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SISTERS OF MERCY OF THE AMERICAS WEST MIDWEST COMMUNITY, INC.
7262 Mercy Road Omaha, NE 68124-2389
Ways to Give There are several ways you can make a gift to the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community and realize a charitable tax contribution. Gifts of Cash Gifts of cash are best conveyed by check made payable to the Sisters of Mercy. Please mail it in the enclosed envelope after filling in the requested information. Tribute & Memorial Gifts Tribute gifts offer an opportunity to honor a relative, friend, Sister of Mercy, or special occasion. Memorial gifts provide a thoughtful way to express sympathy at the time of death. Please include the name of the honoree or deceased along with your gift and the name of the person to receive an acknowledgement. Gifts of Appreciated Stock Giving stock may provide great tax advantages depending on the length of time you have held it. You will receive a tax deduction based on the current market value and avoid capital gains on the appreciated amount. Matching Gifts Many corporations have matching gift programs for their employees and retirees. Ask your Human Resources office if your company will match your gift to the Sisters of Mercy. Your office will provide you with the appropriate forms to send us along with your gift. Planned or Legacy Gifts Planned gifts to the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community, Inc. are usually made in the context of the donor’s estate plans. These gifts may also include charitable bequests, trusts, insurance policies, charitable remainder trusts, and gift annuities. Donors who make such provisions are recognized as members of our legacy society. We encourage you to discuss these options with your attorney, tax professional, or accountant, and to contact us for additional information.
Vehicle Donations • Donate your Vehicle to Charity By donating your vehicle to the Sisters of Mercy, you can: • Help us maintain and expand our presence and mission to serve the poor, sick and uneducated. • Receive the wholesale value of your vehicle as a tax deduction. • Avoid the possibility of receiving a low trade-in value from a dealer, or the anxiety and hassle of selling to a private party. If you decide to donate your vehicle: • It will be picked up free of charge. • It will be sold at auction. • Proceeds go to the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community. • You will receive a receipt entitling you to a tax deduction. Call Donate for Charity toll-free (866) 392-4483. Please choose Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community when asked for the name of the charity to benefit from the donation of your vehicle. On-Line Donations You can easily and safely make a one time or recurring donation on our website using your credit card. Visit http://www.mercywestmidwest.org and click the “Donate” button in the upper right corner.
Questions about donating? Please contact any of our Development Offices. Sister Marie Angele, RSM, MBA (402) 393-8225 • firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Development • Omaha, NE • Chicago, IL David Hohl • (650) 340-7408 • email@example.com Development Manager • Burlingame, CA • Auburn, CA Melissa L. Pence, CFRE • (319) 364-5196 firstname.lastname@example.org Development Manager • Cedar Rapids, IA • Detroit, MI
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