SISTER MARY CLAIRE WEBER, OP

 

SISTER MARY CLAIRE WEBER, OP

Sister Mary Claire Weber passed away peacefully just as the sun was rising on November 26, 2019 in Saint Catherine of Siena Healthcare Center in Caldwell, NJ. A woman filled with unending joy and kindness, Sister Mary Claire served her God and the Sisters of Saint Dominic for 68 years. A Mass of Resurrection was celebrated for her on November 30, 2019 in Saint Catherine Convent Chapel.

Sister Mary Claire grew up in Livingston NJ with her loving parents and 6 siblings. She attended St. Aloysius School and Grover Cleveland High School both in Caldwell, NJ.  Sister entered the Caldwell Dominicans in 1951 and made first profession in 1953. It was in 1953 that Sister began her ministry as an elementary school educator.  Sisters warm and patient ways suited her well for loving service .in elementary education. Sister continued to serve God’s children and families at Sacred Heart School, Dover; St. Boniface, Jersey City; St Catherine, Mobile, Alabama; St. Michael, Union; Ascension, New Milford, and St. Catherine, Cedar Grove where Sister remained a loving presence for 40 years.

With a gentle spirit, a love for life and someone who saw goodness in everyone, Sister brought the message of God’s never ending love to all who came to know her.

The songs she selected for her sending forth –“Climb Every Mountain” and “Be Not Afraid” spoke of her courage, strength and her ability to always remain positive and to enjoy each day of her life.  Sister remained faithful to her family and to her Dominican Family keeping before her our Dominican motto to “Praise, to Bless and to Preach.”

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