Sister Kathleen McAvoy (formerly S. Helen Marie) passed away peacefully, following a short illness on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto. Born in Oakland, Sister celebrated her 40th Anniversary of profession in May as a Dominican Sister of Mission San Jose. Sister served in the ministry of Catholic Education at various schools in Fremont, Oakland, and San Jose. Sister also served in Oregon and Mexico. Sister was a volunteer at Sunrise Village in Fremont. She brought great energy, joy and commitment to each ministry experience! Sister was predeceased in death by her parents, Edward and Helen, and by her brother Patrick. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 4, at 5:00pm at the Dominican Sisters Chapel, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont (enter from Mission Tierra). Rosary at 3:00pm followed by Visitation. Burial in God's Acre, the Dominican Sisters Cemetery on Wednesday, October 5, at 8:30am. Please confirm your participation by calling S. Rose Marie at 510-933-6334 or rosemarie@msjdominicans.org . In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent for the Vision of Hope Fund or Instituto Las Casas of Mexico, care of Dominican Sisters at the address above.

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