|Birth: ||Dec. 23, 1905|
San Francisco County
|Death: ||Apr. 19, 2006|
San Francisco County
Sister Mary Consolata Kerr.
A nun since the age of 18 years.
Daughter of John Patrick and Christina NELSON Kerr.
Sister of John Edward Kerr and Charlotte Kerr and William Kerr.
Sister Mary Consolata Kerr, PBVM
Sister Mary Consolata Kerr died April 19 at the Presentation Motherhouse in San Francisco. The youngest of six children, Lucille Mary Kerr was born in the City Dec. 23, 1905. She was baptized in St. Francis parish in San Francisco, but the family moved to Oakland soon after the 1906 earthquake.
In 1924, Lucille entered the Sisters of the Presentation in San Francisco where she received the name, Sister Mary Consolata. She earned a B.A. in education with minors in history and music from the College of Holy Names in Oakland in 1937 and later earned general elementary and junior high school teaching credentials from the same college.
During her fiftyfive years in ministry, Sister Mary Consolata spent four years as a primary teacher and five years as a middle grade teacher. For forty years she taught junior high grades where most of her students were taller than she was, but there was never a question about who was in charge. She was founding principal of St. John the Baptist school in San Lorenzo.
Sister Mary Consolatas teaching career included service at Cathedral Presentation, St. Anne, St. Teresa, St. Francis, St. Agnes and Epiphany in San Francisco; St. Joseph in Berkeley; Nativity in Menlo Park, and other schools in Southern California. In many of these schools, Sister was responsible for the choir and/or the singing of the school musicals. This was quite an accomplishment for a person who neither sang nor played a musical instrument.
Arriving at Epiphany School in 1970 to teach eighth grade, Sister Mary Consolata remained as a member of the parish community and assisted in the convent until she moved to the Motherhouse care center in 1995. She was the convent bookkeeper for many years, took responsibility for meal planning which included lunch for the school faculty of twenty, and she also assisted the school bookkeeper by paying school bills.
At the 50 year reunion of the St. Anne class of 1933, Sister Mary Consolata was the guest of honor. One student spoke for all in saying I remember you, Sister, at the blackboard teaching diagramming sentences; giving us the note on your little pitch pipe; reading Penrod and Sam to us during Friday afternoon art; working so hard with us for the George Washington play where we did the minuet; helping you on a Saturday morning with some art work and you moistened the paintbrush in your mouth and laughed at my shock. I remember you getting us ready for algebra by teaching us ratio. You were our best, sweetest, hardest working teacher. We love you.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at the Presentation Motherhouse April 24, followed by internment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Aged 100 years.
John Patrick Kerr (1862 - 1932)
Christina E. Nelson Kerr (1865 - 1941)
William Kerr (1896 - 1973)*
Charlotte Kerr (1899 - 1981)*
John Edward Kerr (1901 - 1970)*
Lucille Mary Kerr (1905 - 2006)
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
San Mateo County
Plot: Section X3, Row 103, Grave 24.
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Record added: Jul 30, 2010
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