Sister Mary Eugene Goss
June 19, 1923 ~ May 7, 2011
Sister Mary Eugene Goss, PBVM, age 87, died on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Mt. Loretto Motherhouse, 2360 Carter Road, Dubuque. Sister Eugene, daughter of Ambrose and Florence (Canty), was born Margaret Mary Goss on June 19, 1923, in Lawler, IA. She entered the Sisters of the Presentation in September of 1941 and professed her perpetual vows on May 16, 1947. She received her BA from Loras College, Dubuque, IA and her MA from the University of Notre Dame. Her teaching career took her to Waukon, Mason City, Key West, Charles City, Farley, Algona, Wahlert High School, Dubuque, Fort Dodge, and Storm Lake. Sister retired to Mt. Loretto in 1996 and promoted and organized the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” and the Alzheimer’s Association “Memory Walk” for Mt. Loretto participants and donors for the past 15 years. She felt privileged to be of service to senior sisters by running errands, attending to chores, or just sitting and praying with them. She enjoyed crafting, growing plants, reading, crossword puzzles, music, prayer and community service. Grateful for each day, Sister Eugene recently commented, “Whatever, God has in mind for the future, I am content with that…” Surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins, and the Sisters of the Presentation with whom she shared her life for 69 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Eugene (Ann) Goss, Joseph (Signora) Goss and her sister Madonna (George) Guenther. Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Sisters of the Presentation, 2360 Carter Road, Dubuque, IA 52001. Cemetery: Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Key West, IA. Service: Funeral services were Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Mt. Loretto Motherhouse.