Sister Ann Maureen Murphy SHF passed peacefully into eternal life on Saturday, November 16, 2013, after a 40 year battle with cancer. She was attended during her final illness by her loving sisters, family and friends.
A proud native San Franciscan, she was educated at St. James Elementary School and Immaculate Conception Academy. She was a member of the Sisters of the Holy Family for 58 years and devoted her life to the service of the poor. She worked at Holy Family Day Home (SF) and Saint Vincent’s Day Home (Oakland) serving as Executive Director and Development Director of both institutions. Sister Ann Maureen was elected to the leadership of her Congregation and served as Vicar General. She was active in Call to Action, Loaves and Fishes (Holy Spirit Parish, Berkeley) and wherever the needy were denied social justice.
She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Kathleen Murphy. She is survived by her sister Patricia Ann Murphy Deering, nieces and nephews Joseph, Mark (Patty), Jeanette Vance (Scott), Richard Deering (Deanna) and many grand-nieces and nephews.
Sister Ann Maureen’s commitment to service was an inspiration. She enriched countless lives and leaves a lasting legacy.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Holy Family Sisters Motherhouse at 159 Washington Blvd. in Fremont at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 24, 2013. (Download the directions here.)
Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
In keeping with Sister’s wishes, contributions can be made to the Sister Ann Maureen Scholarship Fund at Saint Vincent’s Day Home, 1086 8th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 or to the Sisters of the Holy Family, PO Box 3248, Fremont, CA 94539.
We also invite you to post your memories of Sister Ann Maureen in the comments and take a moment to see last year’s Celebration of Sister Ann Maureen’s Dedicated Life at Saint Vincent’s Day Home’s annual brunch.