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SISTER MARGUERITE GENDRON, CSJ, PASSES

Sister lived in Orange, retired at age 94 and passed Dec. 21, 2018

By Staff     1/15/2019

Sr. Marguerite was born in Maine, the last of three children.  She first met a Sister of St. Joseph of Orange in the person of Sr. Elizabeth Lirette who visited Maine on a vocation trip.  Sr. Marguerite decided this was a sign from God that she was meant to be a woman religious, so she joined the congregation even though it was 3000 miles from home.   Following first vows, Sr. Marguerite began 13 years as an elementary school teacher, followed by 41 years as a high school French teacher, choral director, counselor and administrator. 

Always intellectually curious, Sr. Marguerite reached “retirement age” when she was invited to learn more about finances and vocation ministries.  So, Sr. Marguerite became an assistant to these two congregational ministries. She was 94 years old when she finally retired!  Sister Marguerite entered eternal life from Regina Residence, in Orange, CA. 

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Sr. Marguerite on Friday, Jan 4, 2018 at 10:30am in the Motherhouse Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to support the Sisters’ ongoing ministries and sent to the Development office at 440 S. Batavia Street, Orange CA 92868.

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