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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2010
Sister Mary Carmen Gannon, a retired physician who founded a medical mission in Guyana, died of stroke complications Tuesday at the Sisters of Mercy Convent in Savannah, Ga. She was 79. Born Theresa Gannon in Baltimore and raised on Ensor Street in East Baltimore, she was the daughter of an Irish-born mother and a father who had a horse-drawn coaching business and later operated a limousine service. She was a 1949 graduate of the Institute Notre Dame, where she played sports. She attended the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and later entered the Sisters of Mercy.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2010
Sister Mary Aurelia Benedetto, a member of the Sisters of Mercy who used her skills as an educator and an administrator working with the poor and the elderly of Baltimore, died Nov. 23 at Columbus Regional Medical Center in Georgia of complications from a fall. She was 86. Sister Mary Aurelia, who had lived since 2003 at The Villa, an assisted-living facility in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County that her order shares with the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart, had been visiting friends in Columbus at the time of her fall.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 7, 2010
Sister Martina Marie Wagner, a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame who was the former head of the religion department at Seton Keough High School, where she was a beloved and respected figure, died Sept. 1 of cancer at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 74. Born Juanita Wagner in the Bronx, N.Y., she moved with her family in 1941 to Baltimore, where she attended St. Ann School and graduated in 1954 from Western High School. She worked briefly as a clerk with the Maryland Casualty Insurance Co. before entering the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1954.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2010
Sister Mary Coralie Ullrich, a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame whose career at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland spanned half-a-century, died May 23 of colon cancer at Villa Assumpta, her order's Woodbrook motherhouse. She was 96. Helen Marie Ullrich, whose father owned Crescent Oil Co. and whose mother was a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised in the 2900 block of Riggs Ave. After graduating from Notre Dame Preparatory School in 1931, she enrolled at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, where she earned a bachelor's degree in 1935 in chemistry.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2010
Sister Mary Catherine Rogers, a member of the Sisters of Bon Secours who was a registered nurse and a retired hospital administrator, died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer at her order's Marriottsville motherhouse. She was 74. Born Mary Catherine Rogers in Baltimore, she was raised in Ruxton. She was a 1954 graduate of Towson Catholic High School. After graduating from the Bon Secours School of Nursing in 1957, she entered the Sisters of Bon Secours, where she took the religious name of Sister Bernadette Maureen before reverting to her baptismal name.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | August 24, 2009
Sister Mary Elaine Costello, a member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy and a retired educator and administrator, died Wednesday of heart disease at The Villa, her order's retirement home in the Woodbrook neighborhood of Baltimore County. She was 96. Mary Elizabeth Costello was born in Washington, and after the death of her mother, was sent by her father to Mount St. Agnes in Mount Washington, where she attended elementary and high school. "There, her widowed father could count on her aunt, Sister Loretta Costello, author of "The Sisters of Mercy of Maryland 1855-1930," to keep an eye on his daughter," said Sister Augusta Reilly, a member of the Sisters of Mercy and a retired educator.
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