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In Memoriam: Sister Mary Brian Bole, SSND, BA '67
Sister Mary Brian Bole, SSND, BA '67, passed away on Oct. 2, 2020. Sister Bole dedicated her life to Catholic education, serving in administrative roles at UD and a variety of area Catholic schools.

Sister Mary Brian Bole, SSND, BA '67, passed away on Oct. 2, 2020. Sister Bole dedicated her life to Catholic education, serving in administrative roles at UD and a variety of area Catholic schools. 

She will be remembered this Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Church of the Incarnation at the Unversity of Dallas. The rosary will begin at 2 p.m., followed by Mass at 3 p.m., which will be livestreamed here.

An obituary, reposted from Thompson Funerals, is below:

Sister Mary Brian Bole, SSND, passed away October 2, 2020.

Born at Gulfport Air Base, Mississippi, in 1945, Alma Ann Bole was the second child of Thomas J. and Alma Lagarde Bole, both natives of New Orleans.

In 1963, she entered the University of Dallas and the School Sisters of Notre Dame postulancy simultaneously. She majored in political philosophy and studied other subjects for future teaching assignments. Later, she received a master’s degree in political science from Northern Illinois University.

In 1967, Sister Mary Brian embarked on her career in education, teaching in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Although there were several administrative positions, classroom teaching was her passion. Predominantly teaching secondary social studies and English literature at Nolan Catholic High School, Bishop Dunne High School and the Highlands School, Sister Mary Brian also had the opportunity to team-teach pedagogy at UD during several summers and to participate in an instructional program at Kyoto Notre Dame University.

Sister Mary Brian chose the School Sisters of Notre Dame because she was convinced that it was the way God wanted her to save her soul. And she prayed for perseverance that she would be able to do that.

Sister Mary Brian Bole is predeceased by her brother, Lt. Christopher G. Bole, USAF.

She is mourned by her nine siblings and their families.

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