Longtime Lasallian Partner Mimi MacCaul, AFSC passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. She was 77 years old. Mimi is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bruce; their children Susan MacCaul Siegmund and Robert MacCaul; and grandchildren Sara MacCaul, Allison MacCaul, Danielle Spencer, and Candace Spencer.
Ms. MacCaul’s career as a Lasallian Partner began in 1983 as a member of the faculty of La Salle High School in Pasadena, California. She would serve there for nine years, teaching science, business communications, and Religion. She also served as Campus Minister and was the founder and first Director of the school’s Pi Alpha Chi service club and the first Director of its Lasallian Educational Advantage Program (LEAP), in which La Salle students teach classes to inner-city Catholic school 7th and 8th grade students.
In 1992, Ms. MacCaul joined the staff of the Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies, a Lasallian adult formation program sponsored by the USA – Toronto Region (now the Lasallian Region of North America). She served as participant community director, initially for the first-year Buttimer I students and eventually as lead community director for the entire program. She also was a Buttimer I instructor with Brother Luke Salm, FSC, as well as an instructor of special “Buttimer IV” sessions with Brother Donald Mouton, FSC. Ms. MacCaul was a Buttimer Institute mainstay until her retirement.
In 2002, in recognition of her numerous contributions to Lasallian education in both her home District and throughout the Region, Mimi was presented with Letters of Affiliation by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.
The funeral Mass for Ms. MacCaul will be on Thursday, May 18 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mont La Salle Chapel in Napa, California, with interment after at the Mont La Salle Brothers’ Cemetery. A reception will follow, also at Mont La Salle. There also will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m. at La Salle High School in Pasadena, California.
Please check back at a later date for a full story honoring Mimi MacCaul and her impact on the Lasallian mission in our District and in the Region.