Sister M. Blaise's Services
Visitation: 4:00 p.m.—6:15 p.m., Tuesday, August 6, 2019, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St. in Springfield. Visitation begins with a prayer service.
Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 6, 2019, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Dominican Father Peter Witchousky, celebrant.
Morning Prayer, Remembering, and Final Commendation: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel. Burial follows at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL, 62704.
Springfield Dominican Sister Mary Blaise Galloway died August 1, 2019, at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill. She was born in Mendota, Ill., in 1933, to Otto and Rita Cannon Galloway, who named her Bonnie Jean. She made profession of vows in 1952 at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield.
Forty-five of Sister M. Blaise’s 67 years of profession were devoted to Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights, Ill., 1965-1983 and 1987-2014. For several years she was assistant principal, but her true gift was teaching calculus and trigonometry; her true passion for gardening, squirrels, and birds. She also taught and was assistant principal, then co-principal, at Sacred Heart Academy, Springfield, 1983-1987. Her earliest years of profession were spent teaching primary and middle grades in Chicago and Newton, Ill., and in Richmond, Mich., and Duluth, Minn. In retirement at Sacred Heart Convent she was faithful to her early morning rounds delivering newspapers to each floor of the convent residence halls.
Sister M. Blaise was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Brother Jerry Galloway, CICM. She is survived by her brother William, Centralia, Missouri; many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins, and her Dominican Sisters.
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The Dominican Sisters and family of Sister M. Blaise are served by Butler Funeral Homes, Springfield. Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.
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