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. Here she met the Sisters of the Holy Names. Her mother died when Delores was 14 years old and her father decided to send Delores to Holy Names Academy. After graduation she worked as a nurse’s aide at Providence Hospital and attended Seattle University. These were powerful influences and increased a latent desire in her to be a teacher and perhaps a Sister teacher. On July 25, 1953, she took the train to Portland, OR, and a bus to the SNJM Novitiate at Marylhurst, OR, where she and 43 others began their lives as Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Delores made her final vows on August 5, 1960. She earned a B.Ed. at Marylhurst College in 1959 and Masters in Ministry from Seattle U in 1982.
Sister Anne McCluskey, SNJM
Sister Mary Ricarda
January 15, 1923–June 27, 2016 (Spokane, WA)
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. She then earned a B.M. in education from Marylhurst College and a M.M in Piano Pedagogy from Eastern State College as well as National Accreditation in Piano. Because her parents focused on the values of Catholic faith, education and music, the trajectory of Anne’s life and ministry was not surprising!
Sister Mary Spellicy, SNJM
Sister James Bernard
April 28, 1933–May 21, 2016 (Latham, NY)
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 Bernice Gignac, SNJM
July 29, 1941–March 5, 2016 (Windsor, Ontario)
Departed this life on March 5, 2016 at Devonshire Seniors Residence in Windsor, Ontario. Sister Bernice had celebrated 74 years of life and 55 years of religious profession. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Assumption Parish, McEwan Campus, in Windsor, Ontario. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery at a later date.
Sister Kathleen McDonough, SNJM
Sister Eileen Catharine
June 25, 1930–March 5, 2016 (Saratoga, CA)
Departed this life on March 5, 2016 at Our Lady of Fatima, Saratoga, California. Sister Kathleen had celebrated 85 years of life and 64 years of religious profession. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit Chapel, Campbell, California. Burial will take place at 10:15 am, Monday, March 14, 2016 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, California.
Sister Carol Qualley, SNJM
Sister Mary Elisia
December 23, 1928–March 5, 2016 (Spokane, WA)
On December 23, 1928, in Seattle, Washington, John and Martha Cobine Qualley welcomed their second daughter, Carol. Carol was educated at Sacred Heart, Immaculate High School, Holy Names Academy, all in Seattle and graduated from Holy Names Academy, Spokane. After entering the Sisters of the Holy Names in 1947, she continued her education at Marylhurst College, earning a Bachelor's degree in Music Education, and later a Master's degree in Music Education and an MRE in Religious Studies, as well as certificates in Clinical Pastoral Education from Tacoma General Hospital.
Sister Elizabeth Roberta Powers, SNJM
October 20,1916–February 29, 2016 (Windsor, Ontario)
Departed this life on February 29, 2016 at Devonshire Seniors Residence in Windsor, Ontario. Sister Elizabeth Roberta had celebrated 99 years of life and 79 years of religious profession. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Assumption Parish, McEwan Campus, in Windsor, Ontario. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
Sister Margaret Spiller, SNJM
Sister Jonathan Mary
October 5, 1943–February 6, 2016 (San Gabriel, CA)
Departed this life on February 6, 2016 at Saint Anthony's Convent in San Gabriel, California. Sister Margaret celebrated 72 years of life and 50 years of her religious profession. A Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated on February 15, 2016 at Saint Anthony's in San Gabriel, California. A second Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on February 21, 2016 at Holy Spirit Chapel, Campbell, California. Burial took place on February 22, 2016 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, California.
Rose Ann Ferrara, SNJM
April 15, 1943–February 4, 2016 (Albany, NY)
Departed this life on February 4, 2016 at St. Peter's Hospice, in Albany, NY. Sister Rose Ann had celebrated 72 years of life and 29 years of religious profession as an SNJM. A wake service will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel at the Teresian House, Albany, NY where Sister resided for over 8 years. The funeral Mass and burial will take place at a later date.
Sister Louise Bond, SNJM
Sister Mary Jeanne Dolora
June 28, 1938–January 26, 2016 (Lake Oswego, OR)
Departed this life on January 26, 2016 at Marie Rose Center, Mary's Woods, in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Sister Louise had celebrated 77 years of life and 58 years of religious profession. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel of the Holy Names, Lake Oswego, Oregon. Burial will take place following the funeral at Holy Names Cemetery, Marylhurst, Oregon.