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Sr Mary Ursula Sinde
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1919
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 23, 2008
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Sister Ursula Sinde, 89, died August 23, 2008, at Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, Ill. She entered the Servants of Mary in 1942. She loved teaching and had a special way with small children. Her teaching career spanned 47 years. She taught in schools staffed by the Servite Sisters in Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

In 1970 she joined the faculty of St. Domitilla School in Hillside, Ill., where she taught kindergarten until retiring in 1991. She then volunteered as coordinator of the adult special education religion program at St. Domitilla Parish. When former hostage Father Lawrence (Marty) Jenco, OSM, developed pancreatic cancer in 1996, she cared for him in a guest room at the Hillside convent until his death. In 2002 she moved to Addolorata Villa, where she busied herself writing letters to children with cancer and their parents, assuring them of her prayers on their behalf to St. Peregrine, patron of those afflicted with cancer.


Sister Mary Ursula Sinde, 89, of the Servants of Mary, Ladysmith, died at Addolorata Villa, Wheeling, Ill. on Aug. 23, 2008, where she was a resident for the past two years. She was born in Chicago. Ill. to John and Josephine De Pear Sinde, on Feb. 11, 1919. She was a member of the Secular Servants of Mary in Chicago before she entered the Servants of Mary Convent in Ladysmith, Wis., on Aug. 14, 1942, and professed vows on Aug.14, 1944.

Sister's early education was completed at Our Lady of Sorrows School and Providence Catholic High School in Chicago. She attended Rusk County Normal School and received a BS in Education from Mount Senario College., Ladysmith, WI. Her teaching career included parochial schools in Ladysmith, WI, Weirton, WV, Hillside, IL, St. Louis Park and St. Paul, MN, Carteret, NJ, Lannon, WI and the last 20 years teaching kindergarten at St. Domitilla?s School in Hillside, IL.

Sister Ursula retired at St. Domitilla?s Parish Convent and continued her love of working with children, by volunteering with special education children, children's clubs, and the St. Peregrine Society which kept her busy writing letters of prayer support to cancer patients; especially children who began corresponding with her.

Sister Ursula is survived by a sister, Josephine (Joseph) Mayer and four brothers. William, John, Matthew, and Richard, nieces and nephews and by her Sisters, Servants of Mary. She was preceded in death by her parents and her twin sister who died at birth.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Addolorata Villa Chapel on August 28, with Father Chris Krymski, OSM presiding. Burial was in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL. Kolssak Funeral Home of Wheeling, IL assisted with the arrangements.
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 34, Block 27, Lot 22, Grave 8
Created by: Row Walker
Record added: Feb 11, 2014
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Sr Mary Ursula Sinde
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 Added: Feb. 12, 2014

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