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July 3, 2003
Sister Mary Coia, who had been an auditor for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died Monday at Mercy Medical Center from complications of Parkinson's disease. She was 74. Born Mary Asunta Coia in Hammonton, N.J., she took the name Sister Mary Gemma upon entering the Sisters of Mercy here in 1949. She later returned to her baptismal name. Sister Mary Coia earned her undergraduate degree at Mount St. Agnes College in Mount Washington and a master's in romance languages at Case Western Reserve University.
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NEWS
May 29, 2007
Sister Mary Lanahan, who helped a financially foundering girls' preparatory school get onto solid ground by renting out its Great Hall for weddings and receptions, died of congestive heart failure Wednesday at Peninsula Medical Center in Salisbury. She was 73. Born and raised in Darby, Pa., she joined the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur when she was 18. Her ministry was her work with children, first as a teacher and later as a volunteer in various community groups on the Eastern Shore, earning her the nickname "Mary-by-the-Sea."
NEWS
June 25, 2007
Sister Mary Rose Simms, who taught music in Catholic schools around the country, died of complications from pneumonia Tuesday at Mercy Medical Center. She was 93 and lived at her order's retirement home in Rodgers Forge. Born Emily Regina Simms, she was the daughter of a banker and the second of three children. She loved music from an early age. At 13, while a student at St. Cecilia's School, she placed first in the junior division of the Greater Baltimore Piano Playing Contest, winning a grand piano.
NEWS
May 10, 2007
On May 9, 2007, SISTER MARY GEMMA NEVILLE C.B.S. of Marriottsville, MD. Loving sister of Ella Mechlinski, Sister Angella Neville C.B.S., Elizabeth Messick, Theresa Zeitler, Joseph, John, Maurice and William Neville and the late Gerard, Fred, Marie, Nolan, Frank and Jerome. Great Aunt of Father Michael Murphy, numerous nieces and nephews, great and great, great nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at Bon Secours Provincial House, 1525 Marriottsville Rd., Marriottsville, MD 21104 on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9pm where Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 11:00am.
NEWS
By Kimberly Wilson and Kimberly Wilson,SUN STAFF | July 5, 2002
Sister Mary Richard Cozzens, R.S.M., a longtime teacher and former principal at St. Bernard's Parochial School in Waverly, died Tuesday of natural causes. She was 101. Born two days shy of President William McKinley's re-election in 1900 and given the name Grace Harrington Cozzens, she was raised in Washington, along with 10 brothers and sisters. Her father, Richard Elsworth Cozzens, was born in 1861, the year the Civil War began; his wife, Mary Ellen Brady, was born in 1865, the year it ended.
NEWS
October 30, 2002
Sister Mary Teressa, a retired social studies teacher, died of cancer Thursday at Maria Health Care Center at her order's motherhouse in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 76. She taught from 1971 to 1995 at Institute of Notre Dame in East Baltimore, where she also was schedule director. She earlier taught elementary school subjects at St. John in Frederick, St. Mary of the Assumption in Govans, St. Thomas Aquinas in Hampden, Cathedral School at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland, St. Joseph Monastery in Irvington and Blessed Sacrament on Old York Road in North Baltimore.
NEWS
December 5, 2000
Sister Mary M. Bell, 86, parochial school educator Sister Mary Margaretta Bell, a retired parochial school educator, died Wednesday of heart failure at Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent Health Care Unit in Catonsville. She was 86. At the time of her retirement this year, Sister Margaretta was librarian and religion teacher at Catholic Central High School in Buffalo, N.Y. In her nearly six decades as a member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, she also held teaching or administrative positions at parochial schools in Montana, Virginia, Mississippi and Michigan.
NEWS
December 12, 1999
Sister Mary Geraldine Carter, a retired dietitian who served Oblate Sisters of Providence missions, died Tuesday of heart failure in the health unit of Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent in Catonsville. She was 95.Sister Mary Geraldine, who had been a resident of the Oblate Sisters of Providence motherhouse since 1986, helped serve meals there until her health began to fail in 1992.This year she celebrated 75 years with the order she entered in 1924. She professed her vows in 1926, and worked in missions in Kansas, South Carolina, Illinois and Michigan.
NEWS
March 14, 1991
Sister Mary Anna Queen, R.S.M., who had been principal of the Mount Washington Country School for Boys in the 1950s, died Tuesday of an intestinal infection at Mercy Medical Center.A mass of Christian burial for Sister Mary Anna, who was 77 and lived at Mercy Villa, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in the chapel of Mercy Villa, 6806 Bellona Ave.She retired about two years ago after four years as a teacher at Mercy High School. Earlier, she taught at many area elementary schools, including St. Peter's, Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Bernard's and St. Cecilia's.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1999
Sister Mary Philip Grottendick, educator and supervisor of parochial schools operated by the Sisters of Mercy, died Thursday of pneumonia at The Villa, the order's retirement home in the Pinehurst section of Baltimore. She was 90.Retired since 1981, Sister Mary Philip had headed elementary and secondary parochial schools for the order in Maryland, Alabama, Georgia and Florida from 1953 until 1968."She was the kind of supervisor that people welcomed. She was so good, helpful and friendly," said Sister Barbara A. Wheeley, a member of the order's leadership team.
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