Sister Linda Galyean, MSC

In Memoriam

Sister Linda Galyean, MSC was born on October 30, 1941 in Opelousas, Louisiana. She died at Chateau de Notre Dame Nursing Home in New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 1:30 P.M.

She was preceded in death by her father William T. Galyean, her mother Lilian Altha Bourdier Galyean, and her sister Bonnie Ables. She is survived by her brother Bill Galyean, his wife Leanne as well as nieces and nephews: Billy, Lauren, Brian and Collin Galyean, Carrie DeLand, Jennifer Angelini and Brother-in-law Jim Ables.

Sr. Linda entered the Marianites of Holy Cross in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 8th, 1959 and professed perpetual vows on August 5th, 1965. She received her baccalaureate degree in Education from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a Marianite, she ministered in primary education in various schools throughout Louisiana including Lake Charles, New Orleans, Houma and Port Allen. In 1981 she began to minister in adult education and served many people with a desire to complete their education through a Family Literacy Program.

After being admitted to Our Lady of Prompt Succor Nursing Home in 2005, she enjoyed the presence of the elderly and the activities that they shared. Several years later, Sister Linda transferred to Chateau de Notre Dame Nursing Home in New Orleans. We are grateful for the gift of Sister Linda in the life of her family, the Marianites of Holy Cross and the Church. As she enters eternal life, we rejoice with her and ask the she continue to pray for us that we may appreciate ever more deeply the infinite love that our God has for each of us.

To celebrate her life, visitation was held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM in the chapel of Schoen Funeral Home in New Orleans followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10: 30AM. Sr. Linda is buried at the Marianite Mausoleum in New Orleans, ( Algiers) Louisiana.