Borgia Anne McGee passed on June 17, 2016. Sister Borgia was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 20, 1924, the daughter of John and Margaret (Mace) McGee. She was a member of St. Cecilia Parish in Detroit at the time of her entrance into the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth on June 21, 1942. She received her baptismal name Sister Borgia Anne at her reception on January 3, 1943. She pronounced first vows on January 3, 1945 and final vows on January 3, 1948.Sister Borgia Anne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Nazareth College. She pursued graduate classes in Mathematics at the University of Detroit and participated in many workshops and seminars to keep herself updated in the field of education. Sister Borgia Anne taught in several of the Congregation’s schools including St. Francis Home in Detroit, and St. Mary and St. John Vianney in Flint. In 1972 she went to Maryknoll High School in Hawaii where she taught classes and coordinated many varied activities. She considered her 23 years in Hawaii as “gift” which provided her with challenging but rewarding opportunities for using her talents. In 1996 Sister Borgia Anne retired to Fontbonne Manor and ministered to her sisters in many ways.Sister Borgia Anne possessed a warm, cheerful, loving personality. She was kind and very generous to everyone, always recognizing the good in each person. She had strong faith in a loving God and always relied on prayer to help her through life’s daily challenges. Sister Borgia Anne’s hobbies included swimming, bowling, gardening and reading. She also enjoyed cooking and baking and on many occasions treated the sisters with whom she lived to a home-cooked meal and delicious baked goods. Sister Borgia Anne was most appreciative of the love and support she received from her family, her CSJ community and her friends. She considered her many years of joyful service to God in the name of the Congregation as a blessing which is expressed in her favorite Scripture passage (Psalm 27): “One thing I ask of the Lord; this I seek: To dwell in the Lord’s house all the days of my life.” May Sister Borgia Anne now enjoy eternal life in the embrace of her loving and gracious God.
Vigil Service: Sunday June 26, 2016 Mass of Christian Burial: Monday June 27, 2016.
Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery