Sister Janet Marie Egan, SND

Sister Janet Marie Egan, a Sister of Notre Dame for 77 years, died in San Rafael, California on Monday, February 4, 2013 at the age of 95.

Sister Janet Marie entered the Sisters of Notre Dame after graduation from Notre Dame High School San Francisco in 1935. A dedicated educator for 52 years, Sr. Janet taught and administered Notre Dame elementary and high schools in California as well as Hawaii, and Washington. She earned her MA in Library Science and served as librarian at Notre Dame High Schools in Alameda and San Jose, and in retirement was archivist for the Sisters. She enjoyed her years as moderator of the NDSF Alumnae Association.

Sister Janet was the daughter of Thomas Egan and Genevieve Morrissey, and sister of William Egan, Trude Oliver and Marian Hofmann, all deceased.

She is lovingly remembered by her nieces, Lauren Oliver, Janet Oliver, Elizabeth Rhone, and Marcia Summers; nephews, William Egan and Barry Egan; nephews, Andrew Kim and Songu Kim; and many friends, former students, and her Sisters of Notre Dame.

Sister Janet visited Southern Humboldt and Shelter Cove to enjoy the natural beauties and time with Lauren J. Oliver and family. She camped out as a child in the redwoods and enjoyed returning.

A mass celebrating Sr. Janet’s life was held on Feb. 15 at the Sisters’ Province Center, Belmont. Interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Sr. Janet Marie may be made to Sisters of Notre Dame, 1520 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002 or online at