Death notice of Jeannette Beeler (2021) – San Francisco, California
January 26, 1938 ~ November 4, 2021
Jeannette Catherine Beeler died at her home on November 4, 2021 at the age of 83. Loving mother of Julie Magnus (David) and Shirley Beeler (Matt Roycroft); daughter of the late John and Hilda Maglio; sister of Joanne Franchi. She is also survived by her niece Monica Bicalho (Alex), her great-niece Sofia Bicalho and her nephew John Franchi, and her neighbors and friends will be fondly remembered.
A native of San Franciscan and a longtime resident of the Mission Terrace district, Jeannette was born January 26, 1938. She graduated from ICA High School and then from San Francisco College for Women (Lone Mountain).
She was a dedicated and caring mother, reading to her children when they were young and taking annual family trips to Disneyland and Lake County. The role of teacher was the one she appreciated the most after that of mother. Jeannette formed a very powerful bond with her students at Corpus Christi School and St. John’s, where she also served as vice-principal. His monthly field trips were the highlight of the school year for many fourth graders. She taught generations of families during her 35-year teaching career and continued to teach catechism in St. John’s Parish even after her retirement and volunteered to do liturgical readings. and deliver the sacrament to those confined to the home. Her faith sustained her throughout her life.
She enjoyed cheering on her two favorite sports teams, the 49ers and the Giants, for several decades, accumulating many memories along the way. She was a member of the Italian American Social Club and was its secretary. She also enjoyed traveling across the United States with her daughters, then overseas to the Holy Land, Europe and Canada with her religious group.
Through her decades of teaching and participation in her church community, she has had a positive impact on many lives. This sweet and loving lady will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Friends can drop by Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Serra de Duggan Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City, where a Rosary Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. The Rosary Service can be viewed online via a live stream at https://vimeo.com/643023929/37aba61252. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 17 at 10:00 am at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 19 St. Mary’s Avenue, San Francisco. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 1500 Old Mission Rd., Colma.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601. Online condolences can be made at www.duggansserra.com.
Published by San Francisco Chronicle November 8-15, 2021.