Funeral for Sister Generose is Today
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The funeral for Sister Generose will be held at Assisi Heights this morning. The service is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. The Mayo Clinic will also be holding a memorial service for the Franciscan nun at the St. Mary’s Hospital Chapel beginning at 3 p.m.
Following that, Mayo will close the main entrance doors to the Plummer Building in honor of Sister Generose, who was the final member of the Franciscan Order to serve as the administrator of St. Mary’s Hospital. It was a post she held from 1971 until 1985. Sister Generose died October 7th at age 97.
The closing of the Plummer House doors has only occurred nine other times since the historic building opened in 1928. The most recent closing was in 2012 to honor the crew of a Mayo Clinic helicopter that crashed in Florida, claiming three lives.