Sister Mary Angelina, 87

Teacher, administrator

October 17, 2006

Sister Mary Angelina Catina, a former parochial school teacher and administrator of her religious order's retirement home, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Oct. 10 at its motherhouse in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 87.

Born Mary Teresa Catina in Lewistown, Pa., and raised in Cumberland, she entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1938. She earned her undergraduate degree in education at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and a master's degree at Villanova University.

She taught at St. Mary's Parochial School Academy in Annapolis and in parochial schools in Tampa, Fla.; Philadelphia; and Providence, R.I.

From 1974 to 1980, Sister Angelina was local leader of the sisters' motherhouse at Charles Street and Bellona Avenue and was later administrator of Villa Maria, the order's Glen Arm retirement home. She oversaw its move to Villa Assumpta in 1983.

"She helped move 93 sisters and their personal belongings by car, van and ambulance," said Sister Bernice Feilinger, also a member of the order. "It all went without incident."

Sister Angelina worked in senior citizen health issues at Allegany Health in Cumberland from 1989 to 1997 and retired the next year.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Friday at Villa Assumpta.

Survivors include a brother, Joseph Catina of Chadds Ford, Pa.; a sister, Clementine Sturtz of North Palm Beach, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.

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