Sister Jean M. (Jean Francis) Byrne, BVM died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at Caritas Center in Dubuque, Iowa. She was 94.
Virtual Visitation and funeral rite of committal were held Friday, Sept. 25 . Sharing of Memories and a Memorial Mass were held on Oct. 1. Burial is in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.
She was born on Nov. 13, 1925, in Chicago to Francis and Anne (MacLellan) Byrne. She entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1943, from St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Chicago. She professed first vows on March 19, 1946, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1951.
Sister Jean ministered as a secondary teacher in Des Moines and West Des Moines, Iowa; and an elementary teacher in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Chicago, and Butte, Mont. She served the congregation as BVM Personnel Office director and Mount Carmel Archives volunteer.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Clifford Byrne. She is survived by cousins and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 77 years.
Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or make an online gift.Watch Memorial Mass and Sharing of Memories Download Eulogy Download Sharing of Memories