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Sister Frances Dolan, BVM (Franciscus)

May 25, 2017

24 Sister Dolan THUMBSister Frances Dolan, BVM, 100, and a Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary for 81 years, died May 18, at Caritas Center in Dubuque, Iowa. A funeral Mass was celebrated May 23 with interment in Mount Carmel cemetery.

Sister Frances entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1935, from St. Alphonsus Parish, Chicago. She professed first vows on March 19, 1938, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1943. Sister Frances retired to the motherhouse in 2007 and remained an active part of the community, the sisters’ said.

Sister Frances taught music at San Francisco’s St. Paul High School and on the college and university level in Chicago, where she also served as music and liturgy coordinator. She also taught in schools in Southern California, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Remembrances may be made to the Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52003.

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