Dominican Sister Ignatia May died Aug. 20. She was 99.

Born on Aug. 2, 1913 at Clifton, N.J., Sister Ignatia was a Dominican Sister for 77 years.  Her principal active ministry was elementary education, which brought her to St. Therese School.

She is survived by her nieces, Debbie and Joyce and their families, many friends, and the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at the Dominican Sisters' chapel. Memorials can be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement  Fund or the Mother Pia Backes  Education Fund, 43326 Mission  Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94539 or the Vision of Hope Fund, 1555 34th  Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612.