It is with heavy hearts that the San Gabriel Mission High School Community announces the passing of Sister Mara Anne Palomares, O.P. on February 20, 2018. Sister Mara Anne worked in the Development and Alumni Relations Office for over 6 years as well as in curriculum doing classroom observations. Sister was also a former principal of San Gabriel Mission Elementary School.
Being an alum from Mission High herself, Class of 1957, Sister Mara Anne was a real asset in helping locate lost alumni. She was part of the Alumni Committee and assisted every year with the Scholarship Benefit Luncheon, including helping put baskets together for the silent auction. Sister also participated in Key Club meetings, offering students her encouragement in their endeavors. If there was a fundraiser at Mission, you could count on Sister to be there.
Sister Mara Anne has touched many lives and we will never forget her kind and caring nature and her dedication to her Alma Mater. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Palomares family as well as the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose. Sister would have been professed 60 years in May 2019.
The Mass of Resurrection for Sr. Mara Anne will be held at the Chapel of Annunciation at the San Gabriel Mission Parish on Monday, Feb. 26th at 7:30 pm. Reception will follow in the Parish Center.