Obituaries

Morbeck, Sister Mary Angela

Sister Mary Angela Morbeck, SNJM

Sister Mary Ann

April 22, 1922 – January 27, 2017

Sister Mary Angela Morbeck, SNJM departed this life on January 27, 2017 at Marie Rose Center, Mary’s Woods in Lake Oswego, OR. Sister Mary Angela had celebrated 94 years of life and 74 years of religious profession. 

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Groo, Sister Joann

Sister Joann Groo, SNJM

Sister Mary Claudiana

June 27, 1924 – January 25, 2017

Sister Joann died January 25, 2017, at Brookdale South Regal, Spokane, WA. She is survived by her Religious Sisters.  She is predeceased by her parents and her four siblings: John Groo, Mary Kestell, Katherine Dugoni, and Patricia Kruger. A devoted aunt, she is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their extended families living in the Spokane area and in California.  

Memorial gifts may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Names Retirement Fund, 2911 West Fort Wright Drive, Spokane, WA 99224.

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Herres, Sister Mary Ann

Sister Mary Ann Herres, SNJM

Sister Michael James

March 15, 1927 – December 18, 2016

Sister Mary Ann Herres died December 18, 2016, at Brookdale South Regal in Spokane, WA. Mary Ann is survived by her religious Sisters, her brother Richard and many beloved and loving nieces and nephews. Her brothers Michael, Leonard, John, Herman, Ferdinand, Hubert, Joseph and Herbert have died.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Names Retirement Fund, 2911 West Fort Wright Drive, Spokane, WA 99224.

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O’Doherty, Sister Ethna Marie

Sister Ethna Marie O’Doherty, SNJM

Sister Cecilia Miriam

May 19, 1919 – December 17, 2016

Sister Ethna Marie O’Doherty, SNJM departed this life on December 17, 2016 at Marie Rose Center, Mary’s Woods, in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Sister Ethna Marie had celebrated 97 years of life and 73 years of religious profession.

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Brown, Sister Eileen

Sister Eileen Brown, SNJM

Sister Marian Paula

June 11, 1931 – September 6, 2016

Sister Eileen Brown departed this life on September 6, 2016 at her residence in Gladstone, Oregon. Sister Eileen had celebrated 85 years of life and 65 years of religious profession.

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Johnston, Sister Guadalupe Maria

Sister Guadalupe Maria Johnston, SNJM

Sister Constance Johnston

December 6, 1936 – July 23, 2016

Sister Guadalupe Maria departed this life on July 23, 2016 at Our Lady of Fatima, Saratoga, California. She celebrated 81 years of life and 61 years of her religious profession.

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Patrick, Sister Anne E.

Sister Anne E. Patrick, SNJM

Sister Susan Margaret

April 5, 1941 – July 21, 2016

Sister Anne departed this life on July 21, 2016 at her home in Silver Spring, Maryland. She had celebrated 75 years of life and 56 years of religious profession.

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Shaw, Sister Delores

Sister Delores Shaw, SNJM

Sister M. Rose Delphine

December 27, 1933 – July 12, 2016

The only child of Marie (Millette) and Delbert Shaw, Delores was born in Yakima, WA, December 27, 1933. The family moved to Seattle in 1941 where her father was seeking employment…

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McCluskey, Sister Anne

Sister Anne McCluskey, SNJM

Sister Mary Ricarda

January 15, 1923 – June 27, 2016

Patrick and Mary Genevieve Casey McCluskey were blessed with six children, the fifth being Anne, fondly known as Nancy, who joined the family January 15, 1923.  All the children were born in Seattle, Washington.  Anne finished Sacred Heart Elementary School and Immaculate High School before entering the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary at Marylhurst, Oregon. 

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Spellicy, Sister Mary

Sister Mary Spellicy, SNJM

Sister James Bernard

April 28, 1933 – May 21, 2016

Sister Mary Spellicy (Sr. James Bernard), a Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary for over 60 years, died on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Provincial House in Latham, New York, after a brief illness.

Sister Mary was born on April 28, 1933, in Rome, NY, to the late Theodore and Mary Ann (Smith) Spellicy. Throughout her life, Mary was thrilled to be daddy’s little girl and the “baby sister” of her three older brothers.  Though their lives and work stretched them the length of the East Coast, Mary and her two surviving big brothers and their families, Theodore (Betty) Spellicy of Sarasota, Florida, and Andrew (Maryellen) Spellicy of Stittville, NY, always kept warm and current connections.

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