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On June 16, 2021, Therese Ann Mackin, BVM ‘50, passed away at age 93. Therese devoted more than 50 years of service to Clarke University as well as the greater Dubuque community, and schools and parishes throughout the Midwest. Her energy and enthusiasm were felt by all who knew her.
Private funeral services took place on Monday, June 21, 2021, along with a Virtual Sharing of Memories. Therese’s obituary and a link to view a recording of the services may be found here.
The Institutional Advancement Office, where Therese was vice president for 16 years, will soon share plans to honor Therese’s legacy in our alumni magazine and other venues. At this time, please join the Clarke Community by keeping Therese and her family in your thoughts and prayers, along with Srs. Catherine Dunn, Joan Lingen, and Kate Hendel, who were Therese’s housemates and best friends for over 30 years. 
Golden Reunion Update forms and photo submissions for the Class of 1970 and 1971 are due August 31, 2021.

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