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Sheila Mary Sullivan Peterson

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Sheila Mary Sullivan Peterson Passed away peacefully at home May 22, 2008 in Menlo Park, secure in the knowledge that a new presidency is on the horizon. Dear wife of Ronald C. Peterson; loving mother of Molly Peterson, Kathleen Peterson and Michael Peterson. Beloved sister of R. Lawrence Sullivan Jr., Philip Sullivan, Mary Ward, and Mother Agnes of the Cross O.C.D. (Patricia Sullivan). Marvelous sister-in-law and aunt to numerous Petersons, Sullivans and Wards; close cousin to members of the Wade, Carreras and Sullivan families. She was the eldest child and daughter of Justice Raymond L. Sullivan and Winifred Carreras Sullivan of San Francisco. A former trustee of Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton and a recipient of the St. Madeleine Sophie Award for service to the schools. She was a blue-ribbon graduate of the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Atherton and a graduate of Lone Mountain, the San Francisco College for Women. She taught at Winfield Scott and Alamo schools in San Francisco. She was a member of the Catholic Community at Stanford. Friends are invited to attend a Vigil Service on Wednesday at 7 pm in the Chapel in the main building at Sacred Heart Schools, 150 Valparaiso Avenue in Atherton, and the Funeral Mass Thursday at 5 pm at Sacred Heart Schools. A private Committal will follow Friday at Holy Cross Cemetery. Contributions in Sheila's memory to the Sheila Peterson Scholarship Fund at Sacred Heart Schools preferred. www.crippinflynn.com
Published in San Francisco Chronicle from May 25 to May 27, 2008
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