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Sister Claire Spellman, SND

December 10, 2015

Sister Claire Spellman, 87 years old and a Sister of Notre Dame for 69 years, died peacefully Nov. 25 at Mercy Retirement and Care Center in Oakland.

She earned an undergraduate degree and secondary credential from the now Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont and a graduate degree in English from The Catholic University of America.

Sister Claire taught in Notre Dame elementary and secondary schools in Belmont, San Jose and San Francisco.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 9 at Notre Dame Province Center in Belmont with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma.

Remembrances may be made to Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, 1520 Ralston Ave., Belmont 94002.

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