Sister Mary Henry Williges, OP
June 7th, 2016
Sister Mary Henry Williges died May 18 at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose motherhouse in Fremont. She was 90 years old and entered religious life in 1943.
Born in San Francisco, she was baptized at St. Anthony Church and is a graduate of Immaculate Conception Academy founded in 1883 by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose.
The sisters called her “a gifted teacher” making special note of her 16 years at St. Vincent School for Boys in San Rafael. “There she spent her energies inspiring often reluctant learners with a love of discovery and problem solving in the field of science,” the sisters said.
A funeral Mass was celebrated in the Dominican Sisters’ chapel in Fremont May 24 with interment in the sisters’ cemetery at the motherhouse.
Remembrances may be made to Vision of Hope, the Dominican Sisters’ foundation supporting inner city schools, 1555 34th Ave., Oakland 94601.
From June 9, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.