In Memoriam


(1922-2016)

Sister Mary Jane Schallert was born on July 25, 1922, in Detroit. She was the first of three girls born to William and Maybell (McCarty) Schallert. Her mother was born in Bay City, Michigan, and her father in St. Louis, Missouri. Sister Mary Jane provided this description of her parents in her autobiography.

We lived during the depression days when my practical Irish mother prodded us all to strive for the highest – my methodical thinking German father made sure the wages stretched. My mother had grandiose ideas of striking it rich in the Real Estate business, or a B&B in our home at St. Theresa [Parish]. She felt a little win at bingo or a small bet on the horses would stretch the earnings just a bit. My dad, after a few puffs on his pipe, would say, “Now Maybell, have we really thought this project through?” Then my mother was on to bigger and better ideas.

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(1935-2016)

Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. 


Sister Mary Elizabeth Waldron, known as Betty to her family and friends, was born in Tampa, Florida, on September 21, 1935. Her father and mother were both from Clayburg, New York, a small town in the Adirondack Mountains. When they met, her mother was a teacher in a one room school house. In her autobiography, Sister Betty explained how they became Floridians.

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(1926-2016)

Sister Rosemary Conlon, known as Sister James Maureen, was born on January 27, 1926, in Chicago. She was the third child and only girl born to James and Mary (Kelly) Conlon. When asked one time to name the most significant person in her life, she said, “I have had many significant persons in my life, but I feel that my mother holds that distinction.”

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(1953-2016)

Sister La Purisima Alcantara Careso, OP, known as Sister Puring, died on May 29, 2016, Feast of the Most Precious Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, at the Dominican Sisters’ convent, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines. She was 62 years of age and in the 30th year of her religious profession.  

Sister Puring was born in 1953 in Manibaug, Porac, Pampanga, Philipines to Hermenigildo V. Careso and Juana M. Alcantara. She graduated high school from Holy Angel College, and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Holy Angeles University, Angeles City and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of the Assumption, City of San Fernando, 2000.  

She joined the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of Remedies on November 21, 1982 and the novitiate on April 8, 1984. She made her First Profession of Vows on June 7, 1986 and Final Profession on August 3, 1991 

Sister ministered as treasurer in parochial schools in the Archdiocese of San Fernando and at Holy Rosary College, Tala, Caloocan City. She also served as a CLE (religion) teacher and canteen manager in other schools. She served as the Alay Kapwa Coordinator of the Social Action Center of Pampanga (SACOP) from 1990 to 1999, during the first ten years of the rehabilitation period in Pampanga  during Mt. Pinatubo eruptions. 

Sister Puring also served in Villa Maria, Porac for the native Aeta community and as Coordinator of the Dominican Social Action and Pastoral Ministry with farmers, women, and the Aetas in Porac from 2008 to 2012. Most recently, she served as an archivist at the Archdiocesan Museum, University of the Assumption, from 2013 to 2016.

Sister Puring was chosen in 2008 as one of the Ten Outstanding Fernandino Awardees for Religious and Service category in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines.  She recalled her attendance at an August 2013 gathering in Adrian, Michigan, of Sisters exploring the future (August 2013) as one of her “blessings and  surprises from the Lord.”

Sister Puring, the youngest of seven siblings, is survived by three brothers, Eloy, Celestino, Roberto, and two sisters, Africa and Magdalena. She was preceded in death by her brother Pedro.

The Funeral Mass and Rite of Committal (burial) were held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in Holy Mary Memorial Park, Angeles City, Philippines. The Memorial Mass was on Sunday through Tuesday, May 29-31, 2016, at St. Dominic’s Chapel, San Fernando convent.

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