Sister Ernestina Molinari, BVM, 89, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at Caritas Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in the Marian Hall Chapel. Burial is in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Sister Ernestina was an elementary teacher in Chicago; Kauai, Hawaii; Stockton, Calif.; Los Angeles; and San Francisco, where she also served as a secondary teacher and elementary principal. She worked as an adult education instructor in San Jose and Santa Clara, Calif. She was an administrator of the congregational retirement center in Los Gatos, Calif., and manager of elderly housing in Santa Rosa, Calif.
She was born on Oct. 30, 1930, in San Francisco to Ernest and Ernestine Bardini Molinari. She entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary congregation Sept. 8, 1948, from St. Philip Parish, San Francisco. She professed first vows on March 19, 1951, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1956.
She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by a brother Roy (Erlinda Ellacer) Molinari, San Mateo, Calif.; cousins; and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 71 years.
Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or online at https://www.bvmcong.org/support_donate.cfm.