Sister Geraldine (Sister M. Nathaniel) Liquore, C.S.C.

  • Born: October 23, 1926
  • Died: February 26, 2017
  • Location: Notre Dame, Indiana

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3545 N. Bendix Dr.
South Bend, IN 46628

Tel. (574) 277-4444

Tribute & Message From The Family

Notre Dame, IN -- Sister Geraldine Liquore died at Saint Mary's Convent where she recently observed her 67th anniversary since entering the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1950. When she received the holy habit in 1951, she became known as Sister Nathaniel. Even though she later returned to her baptismal name of Geraldine, she is remembered for her namesake, Nathaniel, whom Jesus found "without guile" (John 1:47). A peer recalls her being "always inclined to mother, especially if she sensed any distress."
Though she hailed from the Boston area, Sister Geraldine taught mostly in Catholic elementary schools in Austin, TX; Abington, PA; Flint, MI; New York City, NY; Washington, DC; and Alexandria, VA. Sister Geraldine had professional degrees and certifications, not only in education, but also in accounting; school guidance and counseling; and nursing as an LPN. These other areas of expertise took her to Boston and Bedford, MA and Rockville, MD. In 1985 she returned to the classroom in Somerville, MA, where she could be closer to an ailing sibling. Sister's own poor health brought her to Saint Mary's in 2008. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Cross Ministry with the Poor Fund, Saint Mary's, Notre Dame, IN 46556 or online at
Reception of the body and wake will be at the Church of Our Lady of Loretto on Tuesday, February 28 at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Mass of Resurrection at 1:30 p.m. Kaniewski Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sister Geraldine was the fourth grade teacher for my son at Saint Catherine's School in Somerville, Massachusetts. She was strict, but an absolutely wonderful teacher who cared deeply for the well-being of her students. I would often wonder how she was doing as she left teaching shortly after my son's year. I am glad to know that she had such a loving family and lived her life in service to Christ.

Posted by Rose - Acquaintance   February 20, 2021

What would I like to say about my aunt and GodMother Sister
Geraldine? It would take many, many pages to fully extol all her overwhelming generosity of not only spirit but of herself. She has always been a keen listener and advisor to not only me but to every member of my family. Lucky are those adults who had the privelege of being taught by her and the patients that had her as a counselor, not to mention the sick and elderly in her care. Sister Geraldine was a unique individual who was so intelligent and kind. She gave me countless hours of advice on the phone and in person. I credit her for helping me through many difficult situation in my life and was so fortunate to have a professional therapist (free of charge ) to advise me on everything. In addition when I was close to 30 she tested me over a period of several weeks with the conclusion of giving me great confidence in sharing my IQ. This was done as part of her studies and I was her subject. Knowing this has helped in my life. Regarding my spirituality no one on this earth could have given me more insight into my religion that my Godmother Sister Geraldine. Always helping through prayer or on the prayer line for friend and family that needed it. And what powerful prayers they were!
Yes, anyone who had the great fortune to come into contact with her I'm sure will agree they are so much the better for it. I have tried to exemplify her great attributes but I will have to go a long way to even come close to match them.
Yes there is so much to say about the loving, powerful, but gentle woman one of God's truly devoted angels on earth.
Donna DePrisco

Posted by Donna DePrisco - Boston, MA - family   March 06, 2017