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Maureen (Wenefride) Sheehan, BVM

Maureen (Wenefride) Sheehan, BVM

Maureen (Wenefride) Sheehan, BVM died in San Francisco Friday, March 20, 2020.

Funeral services were Thursday, June 4, 2020, in the Marian Hall Chapel. Burial is in the Mount Carmel cemetery.

Sister Maureen served as a high school principal in Santa Barbara and Petaluma, Calif., and a high school teacher in Santa Barbara, Calif., and Phoenix.

She was born on Aug. 26, 1938, in San Francisco to Daniel and Winifred Ryan Sheehan. She entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1956, from St Paul parish, San Francisco. She professed first vows on Feb. 3, 1959, and final vows on July 16, 1964.

She was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by a brother Daniel Sheehan, his children, and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 63 years.

Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or online at

Virtual visitation and funeral services may be viewed at

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This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. The death of any set member, or former teacher, or BVM friend, is painful but Paulite’s have a special connection. Although Maureen was behind me in school, she, Joanne Lucid, and I entered at the same time. I will miss her sharp wit and Irish smile but I know she’s with us now, watching over us with the countless BVMs we have lost in the past few years. Rest in peace Maureen and keep us on the right path.

  2. I write from Santa Barbara, CA, where Sr. Maureen was my math and homeroom teacher at Bishop Diego High School. She also accompanied us on our Junior and Senior retreat weekends. She was loved by many and her passing has sparked memories and conversations among Bishop alumni girls. Somehow Sr. Maureen always knew what was happening and had that smile as she kept us on the right path as well.

    Mt. Carmel is a beautiful place. My cousin lives in Dubuque and I hope I will get there again some day so I can pay my respects.

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