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Sister Sally Furay, RSCJ – university educator

January 30, 2015

Religious of the Sacred Heart Sister Sally Furay died Jan. 10 following a stroke. She entered the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1944 making first vows in 1947 and final profession in 1952. She was 88 years old.

Known for her tireless work in the area of higher education, Sister Sally served at the University of San Diego for more than 40 years. Sister Sally held a graduate degree in English from San Francisco College for Women formerly a school of her community and now part of the University of San Francisco, a doctorate in English and American literature from Stanford as well as a law degree from the University of San Diego.

Her tenure at the University of San Diego began in 1954 serving as academic vice president and Provost for 25 years.

Sister Sally was a current and active member of the Convent & Stuart Hall Board of Trustees in San Francisco.

She is survived by family in San Diego and Missouri.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 16 at the University of San Diego. Interment will be in Atherton at the Society of the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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