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Sister Maney taught 12 years at St. Cecilia

Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Marie Juan Maney, whose 69 years of religious life included 12 years as a music teacher at St. Cecilia School and former Cathedral High School in Omaha, died Dec. 2 in Sinsinawa, Wis. She was 89.

A funeral Mass was held Dec. 5 in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel at the order’s community in Sinsinawa, with interment in the motherhouse cemetery.

Born in 1927 in Big Bend, Wis., Sister Maney professed first vows in 1947 and final vows in 1950.

During a 37-year teaching career, she taught music in Omaha at St. Cecilia School from 1967 to 1978 and then-Cathedral High School from 1978 to 1979. She also taught at schools in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.

Sister Maney served as a liturgist and music director for six years at parishes in Illinois and Minnesota, was organist and choir director at a Wisconsin parish and the Dominicans’ motherhouse in Sinsinawa, and through the years directed numerous choirs and musical events.

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