Sister Enrica Federal, 91, Seton High School principal

March 10, 2003

Sister Enrica Federal, former Seton High School principal, died Wednesday after a fall at Villa St. Michael, her order's retirement home in Emmitsburg. She was 91.

A member of the Daughters of Charity, she was principal of the old Seton High School in the 2800 block of N. Charles St. from 1962 to 1968.

Born Margaret Federal in Greensboro, N.C., and raised in Charlotte, N.C., she was a 1930 graduate of Central High School. She entered the Roman Catholic religious order in 1932 and received the name Enrica in 1937, when she professed her vows.

She earned a degree in English at the old St. Joseph's College in Emmitsburg and a master's degree in education from Villanova University. She also studied at the Catholic University of America, Loyola College and New York University.

From 1942 to 1946, she taught English and Spanish at the old St. Martin's High School in West Baltimore. She also had teaching posts in Lynchburg, Va., Charleston, S.C., Albany, N.Y., and Washington, D.C.

A funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. today at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg.

Survivors include two brothers, R. Keegan Federal and W. Aubrey Federal, both of Charlotte; a sister, Lynn Madden of Gibbsboro, N.J.; and nephews and nieces.

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