Sr. Ellen Mary Cunningham, OP

Funeral Mass was held Jan. 18 at the Dominican Sisters Motherhouse in Fremont for Dominican Sister Ellen Mary (Amabilis) Cunningham, 96, who died Jan. 8. She had been a member of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose for 78 years.

She entered the Congregation from her home parish of St. Elizabeth in Oakland. A teacher for many years, Sister Cunningham served locally at Sacred Heart Elementary in Lincoln Heights and St. Ignatius in Highland Park for three years each, as well as St. Catherine’s in Anaheim for six years.

Sister Cunningham spent 40 years at the Mission San Jose motherhouse. Elected treasurer general in 1967-1986, she enrolled the congregation in Social Security in the early ’70s and bought health insurance, setting the order on sound financial footing. She went every summer to help the Sisters at their province in Mexico with their finances. Memorial donations may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund and/or the New Building Project.


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Appreciating the gift of memory

Anne Hansen

Why do we hold on to so many things in closets, garages and storage units? What is it about the birth announcement of an adult child or the high school diploma of an elderly grandparent that keeps these objects carefully saved rather than discarded? They are of no use to anyone and take up space. Yet they are precious and difficult to part with.

 

 

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January 26, 2015

  • Monday, January 26

    Food trucks, 5:30-9 p.m., Our Mother of Good Counsel Church, 2060 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. Every Monday except holidays and rain. 10% of all sales go to OMGC school. 

    Bible Study: “Priest, Prophet, King,” 7-8:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish Center auditorium, 209 N Hanford Avenue, San Pedro. Monday nights through Feb. 16. Call (310) 548-6535 to register.

    AB 60 (Drivers License Initiative) Workshop, 7 p.m., St. Rose of Lima, 4450 East 60th Street, Maywood. Free. (323) 560-2381.

    Holy Silence Contemplative Prayer Group offers a book study and discussion on the Desert Fathers, 7:30-9 p.m., St Andrew Russian Greek Catholic Church, 538 Concord St., El Segundo. (310) 322-1892.

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