Sister Mary Agnesine, 73, principal of two schools

March 15, 2003

Sister Mary Agnesine Connors, a former parochial school principal in Baltimore and Annapolis, died of cancer March 8 at her order's Maria Health Care Center in the Woodbrook secton of Baltimore County. She was 73.

Born Dorothy Connors in Stoneham, Mass, she entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame, a Roman Catholic religious order, in 1949 and professed her vows in 1952.

Her initial assignment, in 1949, was teaching at St. Ann's School on Greenmount Avenue. In 1963, she received a bachelor's degree from the College of Notre Dame. In 1971, she received a master's degree in elementary education and guidance from Villanova University.

Her assignments included three years as a principal and superior at Our Lady of Fatima in East Baltimore. From 1976 to 1984 she was grade school principal at St. Mary's in Annapolis. She was a director of pastoral care at Good Samaritan Nursing Center from 1995 to 2001.

A Mass was offered Wednesday.

Sister Agnesine is survived by a brother, James Connors of Burlington, Mass.; a sister, Sister Agnes Patrice of San Felipe, Chile, who also is a member of School Sisters of Notre Dame; and several nieces and nephews.

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