Sister Adele, former superior at city schools

February 02, 1993|By Staff Report

Sister Adele Luckett, D.C., administrator of the provincial house of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in Emmitsburg, died Sunday after a heart attack at a hospital in Gettysburg, Pa. She was 71.

She was administrator of the provincial house for the past two years. Before that, she was principal of Catholic High School in Portsmouth, Va., for four years and, in 1989, was Principal of the Year in the Diocese of Richmond.

Earlier, she was principal and superior of Seton High in Baltimore from 1970 to 1976; and for two years before that at St. Martin's, another city school where she had also been a teacher.

She also headed a school in Petersburg, Va., for 12 years and was a principal or superior in Charleston, S.C., and Utica, N.Y.

A teacher of French and business, she was on the faculties of schools in Norfolk, Richmond and Lynchburg in Virginia. She began teaching in Lynchburg in 1942.

The former Mary Margaret Luckett was a native of Indian Head in Charles County and a graduate of Immaculate Conception Academy in Washington. She entered the Daughters of Charity in 1940. She earned a bachelor's degree at St. Joseph's College in Emmitsburg and a master's degree at Boston University.

A Mass of Christian burial is to be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg.

Sister Adele is survived by four sisters, Helen S. Lewis, Catherine Flanagan and Mary Frances Kehoe, all of the Washington area, and Sister Regina Luckett, D.C., of Emmitsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Daughters of Charity Retirement Fund at the provincial house.

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