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Sister Bernice Clifford, PBVM

January 26, 2017

new_17 Sister Bernice Clifford THUMBPresentation Sister Bernice Clifford (Sister Mary Edward Joseph) died Jan. 5, at the Presentation Motherhouse in San Francisco. Born in San Francisco, Sister Bernice was a Sister of the Presentation for 72 years and 91 years old.

She held undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from the University of San Francisco.

Sister Bernice is a former principal of San Francisco’s St. Anne School, where she also taught, and Nativity School in Menlo Park. She served in Catholic schools for 53 years.

“When she retired, she continued in that ministry of education by volunteering as an instructor for two years at the Learning and Loving Center in Morgan Hill, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of the Presentation.”

A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 12 at the motherhouse with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma.

Remembrances may be made to the Sisters of the Presentation, Development Office, 281 Masonic Ave., San Francisco 94118.

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