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Sr Mary Damian Wilson
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1913
Death: Feb. 26, 2008
Alameda County
California, USA

SISTER MARY DAMIAN WILSON, O.P. BAPTISMAL NAME: MARY CHRISTINA Sister Mary Damian Wilson O.P., a Dominican Sister of Mission San Jose for 76 years, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2008, at the Sisters' Motherhouse in Fremont. Sister, a special gift to her parents because she was born on Christmas Day, was 95 years of age at her death. Oakland, California, was Sister Mary Damian's home, and Saint Elizabeth Elementary, High School, and Parish, were the center of her life as she grew up. One of 5 children born to August Wilson and Alice Eicholzer, Sister was preceded in death by her parents, her two sisters, Alice Smith and Ethel, and her two brothers, John and Vincent. Sister leaves 4 devoted nieces, Jan Bassett, Sylvia Berry, Sandra Carver and Deborah Smith, and many grand and great grand nieces and nephews. Sister Mary Damian was a dedicated educator who spent her life working with children in the elementary grades, 44 years as classroom teacher, followed by 16 years as school librarian. Sister taught in Dominican schools throughout Northern and Southern California and Portland, Oregon. Noted for her friendly nature, her sense of humor, her love for children and her educational ministry, Sister Mary Damian is fondly remembered by her former students. Since Sister Mary Damian died close to the day that Sister Irmengard Flori passed away, the celebration of their lives will take place Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at the Dominican Sisters' Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Blvd. Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 5 p.m. Burial will take place at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, at the cemetery at the Motherhouse. Gifts in memory of Sister Mary Damian may be made to the Dominican Sisters, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont, 94539, or to Vision of Hope at the same address.

Alameda Times-Star 3/1/08.
Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Cemetery
Alameda County
California, USA
Created by: Travelingal
Record added: Sep 11, 2011
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Sr Mary Damian Wilson
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God bless…rest in peace.
- Travelingal
 Added: Sep. 11, 2011

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