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Sister Mary Clare Sweeney BVM (Clarita)

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Sweeney, Sister Mary Clare Sweeney, BVM (Clarita)
Sister Mary Clare Sweeney, BVM (Clarita), 84, died July 8, 2014, at Marian Hall, Dubuque, IA. Burial is in the Mount Olivet cemetery, Key West, IA. Sister Mary Clare served on the faculty of Arizona State University and Arizona State University East (1970-80, 1982-2002) as English instructor, director of the writing center, graduate student teacher in the College of Technology, and computer consultant for faculty. She was a volunteer and professor emerita (2002-06). She was born in Dubuque on May 16, 1930, to James and Mae (Kingsley) Sweeney. She professed first vows on March 19, 1950, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1955. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Robert. She is survived by three brothers, a sister, nieces, nephews and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 66 years.

Published in The Arizona Republic on July 13, 2014
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