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Sister Mary Paschal Elvin, PBVM

August 17, 2017

24 Elvin MUGPresentation Sister Mary Paschal Elvin died July 25 at the Presentation Motherhouse in San Francisco. Sister Paschal was 104 years old and a Sister of the Presentation for 88 years.

Sister Paschal taught at schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco including Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Agnes, St. Teresa and St. Elizabeth.  She also taught in the San Jose and Oakland dioceses and the Los Angeles archdiocese in a 56-year teaching career.

Sister Paschal held an undergraduate degree in Latin and a graduate degree in education from the University of San Francisco.

Sister Paschal served in parish work into her 80s and 90s and in more recent years was involved in volunteer services and the ministry of prayer at Presentation Motherhouse. Nephews, cousins and additional extended family survive her.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 3 at the Presentation 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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