Sister Georgia Mahon, 85, college dietitian

January 24, 2003

Sister Georgia Mahon, a retired dietitian at the old St. Joseph's College, died Sunday of a stroke at Villa St. Michael, her order's retirement home in Emmitsburg. She was 85.

The Baltimore native was born Loretta Geraldine Mahon on North Rose Street. She attended Seton High School in Charles Village and St. Joseph's High School in Emmitsburg before entering the Daughters of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious order, in 1934. She was given the name Sister Georgia.

She earned a bachelor's degree in home economics from St. Joseph's College, where she was dietitian from 1959 until 1968. She also held posts for her order in Cambridge, Mass., Utica and Syracuse, N.Y., and Washington.

From 1976 to 1990, she was supervisor of the crafts room at the order's retirement home.

She was a member of the American Dietetics Association and the Home Economics Association.

A funeral Mass was offered yesterday at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg.

She is survived by a brother, Martin J. Mahon of Ocean City; a sister, Genevieve R. Miller of Salisbury; nine nephews; and three nieces.

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