|Birth: ||Apr. 11, 1913|
|Death: ||Oct. 23, 1985|
Sister Andrea Dougherty
"Dawn finds me ready to welcome You, my God!"
Mary Rose Dougherty was born April 11, 1913 in Portsmouth, Virginia to Lawrence Joseph and Mary Rose Dougherty. She was the oldest of four children and always express great love and concern for her family.
Mary Rose entered the community in 1932. As a Daughter of Charity, Sister Andrea appreciated the spiritual life and her life style reflected fidelity to the Rules and Customs.
For 50 years she faithfully served in various apostolate in Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, and Washington DC. Grade and high schools, hospitals, can claim Sister Andrea's talents for those many years of her life as a devoted servant of the poor.
The last seven years of Sister Andrea's life were spent as coordinator of Pastoral Care at St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. Sister was granted a certificate in Pastoral Associate General Health Care in September, 1976.
As coordinator of Pastoral Care, Sister Andrea had close contact with many members of the clergy of all faiths. Her influence and concern for each of them was evident at Sister's wake in the De Paul lounge at St. Agnes Hospital. The image of a true Daughter of Charity emerged from the many tributes, to numerous to count.
The mass of Christian burial was celebrated in St. Agnes Hospital Chapel with five priests celebrating and the chapel filled to capacity with family, sisters, and friends. A real tribute to Sister Andrea.
In spite of the fact that God had called Sister Andrea to Himself so suddenly, Sister was ready to welcome Him.
National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Plot: 4, Row 6, G14
Created by: Andi Wiederwax
Record added: Jan 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103015873
Added: Jan. 2, 2013