Sister Mary Genevieve Moonier, DC
September 12th, 2016
Daughter of Charity Sister Mary Genevieve Moonier died Aug. 26 at her community’s Laboure Residence in Los Altos. Sister Mary Genevieve was a Daughter of Charity for 79 years and 97 years old.
“I knew I wanted to be a Daughter of Charity in the fourth grade,” the former principal of St. Vincent de Paul School, San Francisco is said to have told others, the sisters said in a statement. She grew up with two aunts as Daughters of Charity and an uncle who was a Vincentian priest.
Following the end of the World War II, Sister Mary Genevieve was sent to St. Vincent de Paul School in San Francisco, where she served as principal. In 1969, she was named to the first Provincial Council as Education Councillor for the Province of Los Altos Hills.
In her later years, she was missioned to O’Connor Hospital in San Jose and later St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles.
“I will always think of her as a strong woman of the Gospel,” said Daughter of Charity Sister Chris Maggi. “I will be forever grateful for her guidance, encouragement and support.”
Funeral rites took place Aug. 31 with interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos.
Remembrances may be made to the Daughters of Charity, 787 Sunnydale Ave., San Francisco 94134.
From September 15, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.