Sister Laureen Boyle died on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Saint Martin's Residence at the Dominican Sisters Motherhouse in Fremont. She was 79 years old. Born on January 18, 1933 in San Francisco, California, Sister Laureen entered the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Orange on February 11, 1952 and made first profession on August 15, 1954 and final profession on August 15, 1959. While a member of this community, Sister Laureen was a teacher at the following schools: Saint John of the Cross, Lemon Grove, California; Saint Joseph's, Santa Ana; Our Lady of Fatima, Los Banos; Saint Emydius, Lynwood; Saint Joseph Makawao, Maui, Hawaii; All Hallows, San Francisco; Saint Mary's Chinese, San Francisco; Saint Joachim, Costa Mesa; and Saint Cecilia, Tustin. In 1971 Sister Laureen transferred to the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose and renewed perpetual vows on June 22, 1972. As a Dominican, Sister Laureen taught at Saint Anthony, San Francisco; Saint Ignatius, Los Angeles; Saint Joseph, Fremont; San Gabriel Mission Elementary, San Gabriel; Saint Boniface, Anaheim; and Sacred Heart Elementary, Los Angeles. Following her teaching ministry in addition to her religious community service and health care, Sister Laureen spent a number of years as a volunteer at Washington Township Hospital in Fremont. Sister Laureen is survived by her nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 17 at 5 p.m. at the Dominican Sisters Chapel, 43326 Mission Boulevard, Fremont followed by dinner. Burial in the Dominican Sisters Cemetery will take place on Wednesday, April 18 at 8:30 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund or the Mother Pia Backes Education Fund, 43326 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94539 or the Vision of Hope Fund 1555 – 34th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612.

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  1. Sister Laureen,

    I will so miss visiting you in MSJ.
    I treasure our lunches together and will miss them.
    Do rest in the peace of the Lord.
    Love, Mildred

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  2. I was very sad to hear of Sr. Laureen’s passing. Sr. Laureen and my mother, Anita Flack, were school mates in San Francisco, CA. We visited with her a few times when I was a little girl. My Mother talked of her often. R.I.P.

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