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Associate Tess Malumphy April 2, 1932 – December 29, 2022, Accepted June 10, 1974

Tess was affectionately called “Dr. Tess” at the University of Northern Colorado where she taught for more than two decades as a Professor of Kinesiology and Women's Studies. She was introduced to the BVMs through a relationship with one of…

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Associate Joyce Mach March 12, 1937 – December 23, 2022, Accepted May 8, 2015

Associate and former BVM Joyce Mach died Dec. 23, 2022, in Leesburg, Fla. She was born on March 12, 1937, in Chicago to Otto and Clara Mach. Joyce came to know the BVMs as a student at St. Mary High…

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Associate Jean Mann December 6, 1934 – March 22, 2021, Accepted November 5, 1981

Associate Jean Mann died on March 22, 2021, in Naperville, Illinois, at the age of 86. She was born on December 6, 1934, to Thomas and Ysobel Hovorka. Jean first met the BVMs at St. Eulalia grade school in Maywood,…

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Associate Alice McGhee August 24, 1936 – October 25, 2022, Accepted December 9, 1996

BVM Associate Alice K. McGhee died on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque, Iowa. She was born on August 24, 1936, to Nicholas and Delores (Schmitt) Kamp in Dubuque, Iowa. Alice wrote in her application for…

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Associate Katherine Mary O’Shea May 18, 1930 – September 4, 2022 Accepted July 16, 2013

BVM Associate Katherine “Katy” Mary O’Shea of San Francisco, California, passed away on September 4, 2022. Her funeral mass was celebrated on September 13 at 11 a.m. in St. Paul’s Catholic Church in San Francisco. In lieu of flowers, memorials…

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Associate Elizabeth Fitting January 27, 1941 – June 23, 2022

Associate Elizabeth Fitting was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey and died on June 22, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 81. Elizabeth came to know the BVMs through Irene Lukefhar, BVM, who she met when she was…

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