Sister Miriam Jeanne Murphy, SNJM
January 23rd, 2017
Holy Names Sister Miriam Jeanne Murphy (Helene Patricia Murphy), died Nov. 29. Born in San Francisco, she was a Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary for 70 years and 91 years of age.
“Sister Miriam Jeanne is remembered for her love of San Francisco, her lifelong commitment to St. Monica School and parish starting with her baptism to her many years of ministry, to her creative song parodies for many events and to the pipe organ at St. Monica Church named for her,” the Sisters of the Holy Names said.
Sister Miriam Jeanne’s service included 29 years at St. Monica’s. She taught music, led children’s and adult choirs and played the organ and piano. She also served on archdiocesan commissions for liturgy and worship.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 11 at Marie Rose Chapel in Campbell with interment at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Hayward.
Remembrances may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Names, P.O. Box 907, Los Gatos 95031.
From January 26, 2017 issue of Catholic San Francisco.