Funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 10 at the Presentation Motherhouse in San Francisco for Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sister Helene McBride, who died Aug. 31; she was 84. Interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, California.
A native of San Francisco, Sister McBride was born to Emma Woebbe and John Aloysius McBride on April 4, 1931. She earned a B.S. in education at the University of San Francisco, and an M.A. in American History at Notre Dame University, Indiana, as well as teaching and administrative credentials.
Sister McBride was a Sister of the Presentation for 67 years. Her service in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles included being a faculty member at Our Lady of Lourdes School, Los Angeles, from 1958 to 1960; serving as vice principal at Bishop Conaty High School, Los Angeles, from 1964 to 1966; and being assistant to the superintendent of schools for the archdiocese from 1971 to 1974.
Sister McBride is survived by her sister-in-law Joyce McBride, several cousins and their family members, and her fellow Presentation sisters. Memorial contributions can be sent to: Sisters of the Presentation, Development Office, 281 Masonic Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118.