Sister Germaine Marie Sutton
November 9, 1941 – September 20, 2021
Sister Germaine Marie Sutton, OSB, 79, a Benedictine Sister of Boerne, passed away on September 20, 2021.
Born Mary Bruna Elizabeth Sutton in Laredo, Texas, she was the youngest, with two older brothers. Her father died when she was very young. Sister Germaine and her brothers were raised by their mother, who inspired her to follow religious life.
Sister Germaine was introduced to the Benedictine Sisters while attending high school at Our Lady of the Lake in San Antonio. She entered St. Scholastica Monastery on September 3, 1961. She took her first vows on June 6, 1963, and her final vows on June 6, 1966.
Sister Germaine Marie earned a degree in education at Our Lady of the Lake University as well as her teaching certification. She taught first grade for many years in Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, including Holy Spirit, St. Benedict’s, and St. John the Evangelist. She also volunteered with infants at Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital in San Antonio.
Sister Germaine moved to Eagle Pass, Texas, in 2005. While there, she helped welcome mission groups at the Sisters’ Caridad de Corazón Mission House. In addition, she taught religion classes to 3-year-olds through third-graders at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic School and classes for the sacraments of First Communion and Reconciliation. She also tutored students after school in preparation for academic fairs.
Sister Germaine retired from a stellar 54-year teaching career in 2015 and moved to St. Scholastica Monastery in December 2017. She will always be remembered for her collection of Angels and her love of butterflies.
Sister Germaine Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Germain Paul and Maria Bruna Puig Sutton. She is survived by her Benedictine community and her nephews, Evan Sutton (Jane) of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and Paul Sutton (Tracy) of Chesterland, Ohio; and niece Gianna Hyland (Chris) of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Private services will be held on the Benedictine Sisters’ grounds. Memorials may be made to the Benedictine Sisters, 216 W. Highland Drive, Boerne, TX, 78006, or online at boernebenedictines.org.
To leave condolences for the family, please visit www.ebensberger-fisher.com. Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.