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Sister Regina Marie Novacek

May 25, 2017

25 Sister Novacek THUMBDominican Sister Regina Marie Novacek died May 16 at her congregation’s Fremont motherhouse. She was 97 years old.

Sister Regina met the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose as a student in schools they served in Los Angeles. Having been “inspired by her teachers’ dedication to prayer and their love for each other” she entered the community in 1941, the sisters’ said in a statement.

Sister’s education ministry was lived out in elementary and secondary schools in Los Angeles, Anaheim, and the Bay Area for 20 years. She was then called to 12 years in congregational administration. In 2003 Sister Regina retired to the motherhouse where she devoted her energies to various internal community ministries. “An amazing woman of God, her heart was ever with the poor and with children,” the sisters said.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on May 23, at the motherhouse in Fremont with interment in God’s Acre, the sisters’ cemetery there.

Remembrances may be made to Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont 94539.

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