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Sr Mary Grace Donohue

Sr Mary Grace Donohue

Birth
County Cork, Ireland
Death 19 Feb 1969 (aged 78)
Burial Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 100091553 · View Source
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Sister Mary Grace, S.S.J.,
78, who taught in schools of
the order of Sisters of St.
Joseph in the diocese of Ogdensburg during the greater
part of her active religious
life, died at 10:45 Wednesday
night in the infirmary of the
motherhouse of the order,
362 West Main street.
The immediate cause of
death was pneumonia, which
developed about a week and
a half ago. Sister Grace, who
was fifth grade teacher at the
Sacred Heart parochial school
here when she retired in
1965, had been ill about a
year, chiefly as a result of infirmities of old age, but had
been in a serious condition
only for about two weeks.
Only nieces survive. She
had two sisters, both nuns.
They were: Sister Mary Annunciata, S.S.J., a member of the same order in the Ogdensburg diocese, who died at the same motherhouse on
Feb. 5, 1958, also at the age of 78, and Sister Mary Eucharia, S.S.J., of Rochester,
who died in Rochester in June, 1951.
The funeral mass for Sister
Grace will be Saturday morning at 11 in the convent chapel of the motherhouse on
West Main street. Burial will be in the Sisters of St. Joseph plot in Glenwood cemetery.
Sister Grace had been a member of the religious order for nearly 57 years.
She was born in County
Cork, Ireland, Nov. 11, 1890,
a daughter of Cornelious and
Hanora Sullivan Donohue.
She was the former Anna
Donohue. She came to this
country with her parents
about 1902 and lived in Auburn, where the family located.
She entered the religious
community of Sisters of St
Joseph at the motherhouse
here March 25, 1912, and received her habit there May 14, 1912, in a ceremony over
which Most Rev. Henry Gabriels, then the bishop of Ogdensburg, presided.
She. together with her sister, Sister Annunciata, pron o u n c e d final vows in a
ceremony of profession held
in the motherhouse convent
chapel on West Main street
Sept. 5, 1917. Most Rev. Joseph H. Conroy, then auxiliary bishop of Ogdensburg,
officiated.
Her teaching assignments
were as follows: St. Patrick's
home, then on C o f f e e n
street, 1912-14; St. Thomas
school, Braddock, Pa., 1914-
16; St. B r e n d a n 's school,
Braddock, 1916-20; C h a mplain academy, Port Henry,,
a boys' school since discontinued, 1920-24; Holy Name
parochial s c h o o l , Ausable.
F o r k s, 1924-25; elementary
department of Augustinian
academy, Carthage, 1925-28;
Sacred H e a r t school here,
1928-30; Corpus C h r i s t !
school, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1930-
32; Holy F a m i l v parochial
school, Watertown, 1932-36;
Ausable Forks, superior and
principal, 1936-41; and after
a years leave of absence be-
cause of illness, St. Patricks
parochial school, Watertown, fifth grade,
1942-1958, and Sacred Heart school,
1958 until her retirement.
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  • Created by: C. Rose
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100091553
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sr Mary Grace Donohue (10 Nov 1890–19 Feb 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100091553, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA ; Maintained by C. Rose (contributor 47329884) .