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Sister Mary Paulino Crabb, BVM

Sister Mary Paulino Crabb, BVM

Sister Mary Paulino Crabb, BVM died Monday, April 6, 2020, at Caritas Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

Rite of Committal was Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in the Marian Hall Chapel. Burial is in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Sharing of Memories were held June 16.

Sister Mary Paulino was an elementary teacher in Santa Ana, Calif., Los Angeles, and Phoenix.  She served as principal in Tujunga and Santa Ana, Calif.  She also ministered as a school secretary and resource person in Los Angeles and as an art teacher to senior citizens in Pasadena, Calif.

She was born on June 9, 1923, in Los Angeles to Clarence and Pauline Kleebauer Crabb. She entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1945, from Our Lady of Sorrows parish, Los Angeles. She professed first vows on March 19, 1948, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1953.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Clarence, nieces and nephews.  She is survived by great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins, and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 74 years.

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

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