In Memoriam: Sister Mary Frances Dunham 1929–2016

In Memoriam: Sister Mary Frances Dunham 1929–2016

Our loving God welcomed Sister Mary Frances home to heaven on July 28 at 10:45 a.m. Sister entered quietly and peacefully into eternal life. Her treasured friends have been with her praying and supporting her these past days. May Sister Mary Frances know the embrace of our good and provident God.

The wake will be on Wednesday, August 3, from 2–4 and 7–9 with the prayer service at 7:00, and on Thursday, August 4, from 9:00–10:15. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday at 10:30 a.m., followed by the burial and dinner.

Read a short bio on Sister Mary Frances Dunham

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  1. Sandy - July 29, 2016

    Sister was the first nun I ever met. She accepted me into Notre Dame and helped me figure out that I could learn. She provided a firm hand and bright light for me in the short time she was principal at the school. For years she and my Mom shared Christmas greetings and occasionally she would drop me a line to let me know where she was and what she was doing. My memory of our first meeting was how incredibly tall and formidable she looked in her full habit when she stood up behind her desk to welcome my mother and me. I loved her for her patience, her persistence and her commitment to her life as a teacher, a sister and to God . I felt quite lost when she was transferred.

    Sandy

  2. Susanna Niermann O'Neil - December 27, 2016

    Sister Donald Ann was my Biology teacher at Regina in 1962. She was a great teacher and made the subject interesting and understandable. However , what I really remember so clearly is that one of the frogs in the aquarium case in the front of the room went missing and a few days later during class Sister spotted him under a table. He was dead , just all dried out and when she picked him up she had tears in her eyes and really couldn’t speak.. It was the very first time that I realized that these wonderful nuns were not just teachers but people. I never have forgotten seeing that moment of vulnerability it changed my way of thinking. And dear Sister Donald Ann has always held a special place in my memories. God bless her..

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