February 7, 1943 ~ January 15, 2020

Born in: San Francisco, California
Resided in: Fremont, California

Sister Diane Maguire, a member of the Sisters of the Holy Family for 58 years, died Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the age of 76 at the Sisters’ Motherhouse in Fremont.  Sister Diane was born on February 7, 1943, in San Francisco, where she learned her catechism from Holy Family Sisters at St. Finnbarr’s Parish. She entered the congregation from that parish on July 16, 1961, at the age of 18.


Sister Diane started out in catechetical ministry in various parishes in the Mission San Jose area, and in 1966 was transferred to San Francisco to serve in Holy Family Day Home. That began her lifetime of Day Home ministry in various locations but mostly in Las Vegas.


Caring for an aging parent took her to Santa Rosa and Healdsburg, where she began teaching in Catholic schools. After retiring from teaching, she began a social justice ministry.


When Sister moved from Las Vegas to the Motherhouse in Fremont, California, she became involved in Pax Christi and the Tri-City Free Breakfast Program, in addition to making communion calls to the homebound and driving Sisters on shopping trips. She also facilitated a group of rosary-makers who met weekly at the Motherhouse.


A Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on Friday, January 24, at 10:00 a.m. at the Motherhouse Oratory in Fremont.


Funeral Mass: January 24, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Holy Family Sisters Chapel
159 Washington Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539


Room: Motherhouse Oratory

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