Sister Gerald Blakeley, 88, parochial schools teacher

May 14, 2004

Sister Gerald Blakeley, a parochial schools business teacher, died Saturday from complications after aneurysm surgery at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 88 and lived in the convent associated with the hospital.

Born Laura Emily Blakeley in Fork, she entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia in 1934 after her graduation from St. Stephen Parochial School in Bradshaw. She earned a degree in secondary education from Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg.

She taught at St. Elizabeth of Hungary School near Patterson Park, St. Clement School in Rosedale, Shrine of the Little Flower School in Belair-Edison, Towson Catholic High School, Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School in Essex and Catholic High School of Baltimore.

She also taught in Philadelphia, Lancaster, Pa., and Washington, and was a former board member of the national and Catholic business education associations.

A funeral Mass was offered Tuesday at the hospital chapel.

Survivors include a brother, Berlin Blakeley, and a sister, Augusta Curry, both of Havre de Grace, and nieces and nephews.

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