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“I sleep, but my heart watches…” If a sister’s obituary only has service information, the complete obituary will be posted as soon as it is available.

Sister Marian Ruth Johnson

Posted on November 28, 2016

She described herself as gradually becoming her own person, feeling most at home with plain, ordinary folks, just an old shoe. Continue reading

Sister Mary Esther Lane (formerly Sister Francis Gertrude)

Posted on November 21, 2016

‘I love being a Sister of Providence. It is truly a gift from God.’ Continue reading

Sister Mary Concetta Banez

Posted on November 16, 2016

‘She was a faithful Dodgers fan, and the announcer Vin Scully was her hero. When the Dodgers lost to the Cubs this year, I don’t think anybody had the heart to tell her.’ Continue reading

Sister Marilyn Therese Lipps

Posted on August 26, 2016

She always tried to find the goodness in what was happening and praised God for the beauty, love and people around her Continue reading

Sister Ann Kevin O’Connor

Posted on August 25, 2016

For 73 years as a Sister of Providence, Sister Ann Kevin heeded the call of Jesus to “Follow me.” Continue reading

Sister Mary Loyola Bender

Posted on August 16, 2016

Many recall having their eyes riveted on Mary Loyola as she glided her way gracefully around the sanctuary, one by one lighting the candles for Mass or for Benediction. She always appeared unflustered, calm and steady. Continue reading

Sister Michael Ellen Green

Posted on May 16, 2016

It was in relationships, however, that Michael Ellen excelled Continue reading

Sister Amata Dugan

Posted on March 15, 2016

“Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town. Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man, was seeking to see who Jesus was; but he could not see  Continue Reading »

Sister Marilyn Rose Ginder

Posted on February 22, 2016

“She could deal with people who were difficult to deal with. And she worked hard!” Continue reading

Sister Regina Therese Shaughnessy

Posted on February 5, 2016

Known for being “tough” and “running a tight ship in the classroom,” Regina is also remembered as having a “softer, compassionate side.” Continue reading

Sister Marie Victoria Podesta

Posted on September 9, 2015

What I remember about her is her sense of humor, her funny remarks, and her ability to lighten things up Continue reading

Sister Joan Frame (formerly Sister Ann Pierre)

Posted on August 25, 2015

In a way, Joan seemed destined to be here Continue reading

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