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Sister Francis Haslam, SNJM

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Esther Sylvia Haslam

July 30, 1920–April 26, 2012 (Spokane, WA)

Esther Sylvia Haslam was born July 7, 1920, in Leamington, Ontario, Canada. She was the third of seven children born to Frederick and Frances Brault Haslam. She graduated from St. Francis Elementary School and St. Mary’s Academy and Toronto Normal School in Windsor, Ontario. She also earned a B.A. in Education from the University of Detroit.

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Sister Constance Casey, SNJM

Sister Jean Helen

January 11, 1942–March 14, 2012 (Albany, NY)

Departed this life on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, NY. Sister Constance had celebrated 70 years of life and 51 years of religious profession. A private prayer service for family, Sisters, and Associates took place on Sunday, March 18 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's Chapel, Albany, NY. The wake took place on Sunday, March 18 from 4-7 p.m. at the Academy of the Holy Names, Upper School. Funeral was on Monday, March 19 at 10:30 a.m. at Mater Christi Church, Albany, NY.


Sister Teresa Ann Zarnowski, SNJM

Sister Mildred Ann

February 6, 1933–March 9, 2012 (Jersey City, NJ)

The oldest of the four daughters of Marion and Mildred Rogers Zarnowski, Teresa Ann was born February 6, 1933, in Newton, Kansas. Her family moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon, during the Second World War and the children attended Sacred Heart School (now Our Lady of the Lake) where Teresa Ann first became acquainted with the Holy Names sisters. Her father died when she was a sophomore at St. Mary’s Academy, but her brave mother allowed Teresa Ann to enter the Holy Names novitiate right after graduation. She received the name Sister Mildred Ann, made first vows in 1953, and went out to teach music in the Portland Archdiocesan schools, receiving a Bachelors of Music degree along the way from Marylhurst College.

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Sister George Francis Riseling, SNJM

Sister Teresa Riseling

December 31, 1925–March 3, 2012 (Naples, FL)

Departed this life on Saturday, March 3, 2012 in Naples, Florida. Sr. George Francis had celebrated 86 years of life and 64 years of religious profession. The visitation for Sr. George was at St. Anne's in Naples, FL, on March 15 with the Funeral Liturgy following. Interment isat Myrtle Hill/Garden of Memories in Tampa, FL. Memorial Mass took place at the Academy of the Holy Names Chapel on March 17.


Sister Susan Mary Dougal, SNJM

Sister Gerald Mary

January 1, 1932–February 14, 2012 (Spokane, WA)

Departed this life on February 14, 2012, at Convent of the Holy Names in Spokane, Washington. Sister Susan had celebrated 80 years of life and 61 years of religious profession. Funeral Liturgy took place on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Convent of the Holy Names, Spokane. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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Sister Virginia Ginet, SNJM

Sister Miriam Angela

March 25, 1917–February 2, 2012 (Marylhurst, OR)

Sister Virginia Ginet (Sr. Miriam Angela), age 94, died at the Marie-Rose Center at Mary’s Woods in Lake Oswego on February 2, 2012. She was a vowed member of the Sisters of the Holy Names for 74 years. The Mass of Christian Burial was held on February 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Provincial House Chapel.

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Sister Alice Tobriner, SNJM

Sister Marian Leona

May 17, 1922–January 31, 2012 (Los Gatos, CA)

Departed this life on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at the Convent of the Holy Names in Los Gatos, California. Sister Alice had celebrated 89 years of life and 66 years of religious profession. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 7:15 p.m. at Los Gatos. Her burial was at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 3012 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, California.

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Sister Francella Mary Griggs, SNJM

Sister Florence Griggs

February 5, 1920–January 7, 2012 (Marylhurst, OR)

Sister Francella Mary, (Florence Griggs) age 91, died at the Marie-Rose Center at Mary’s Woods in Lake Oswego on January 7, 2012. She was a member of the Sisters of the Holy Names for 71 years. The Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in the Provincial House Chapel.

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