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Sister Mary LaSalette Fuselier, O.P., died in Fremont, California, on May 25, 2022.   She was 80 years old and in the 60th year of her religious profession.

A native of San Francisco, Sister Mary LaSalette was born on November 26, 1941. She was the daughter of Aloysius R. Fuselier and Dorothy Magner.  In elementary school, she attended St. James School, San Francisco, where the Dominican Sisters were her teachers.  She was a proud alumna of Presentation High School, San Francisco.   In 1959, she entered the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose and made her first profession of vows in 1961.

Sister's great love for children found expression in her ministry as teacher of primary grades at St. Michael's School and St. Francis X. Cabrini School, Los Angeles; St. Mary of the Angels School, Ukiah; St. Edward School, Newark;  and St. Frances Cabrini School, San Jose.  Sister Mary LaSalette shared her gift of compassion when she served in pastoral care ministry, visiting the homebound and comforting the grieving at St. Felicitas Parish, San Leandro, and St. Monica Parish, Moraga.  In ministry to her Dominican community, Sister Mary LaSalette delighted her sisters with her great culinary talents.

Services for Sister Mary LaSalette will take place on Wednesday, June 1, at the Motherhouse Chapel of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont. The Rosary and viewing will be at 3:00 p.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 4:00 p.m. After Mass burial will take place at the Congregation’s cemetery, God’s Acre, located at the Motherhouse.  Those who attend the funeral must be vaccinated and wear masks.  

Sister Mary LaSalette Fuselier, O.P.