Gladys Sinnott, 86, Mercy nurse, volunteer

January 01, 2003

Gladys Sinnott, a retired nurse and community volunteer, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Hamilton resident was 86.

Born Gladys Ferrol Clem in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was a 1934 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School. She moved to Baltimore and earned a degree at the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1937. She took postgraduate courses at Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C.

She worked as a nurse at Mercy and was an assistant supervisor in the pediatric department. She later did private-duty nursing before retiring in 1980.

A member of St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church in Hamilton, where a Mass was offered Saturday, she belonged to its Rosary Confraternity and the Ladies of Charity. She was a Franciscan Center volunteer for more than 25 years.

She was active in the Unity Democratic Club and the Third District Democratic Club.

In 1941, she married John Edward Sinnott, an electrician. He died in 2000.

Mrs. Sinnott is survived by three sons, Edward Sinnott of Chambersburg, Pa., Thomas Sinnott of Kingsville and Kenneth Sinnott of Sue Creek; a daughter, Cecilia Garner of Bowleys Quarters; two brothers, Theo Clem of Berkeley Springs and Billy Clem of Rockville; four grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

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