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Sr Mary Petronilla Coss

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Sr Mary Petronilla Coss

  • Birth Nov 1909 County Laois, Ireland
  • Death 16 Nov 2009 Barling, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 59127493

Sister Mary Petronilla Coss entered eternal life on November 16, 2009 at McAuley Convent in Barling, Arkansas. She was 100 years old. She passed only a week before her 101st birthday.

A Sister of Mercy for 81 years, she was born in County Laoise, Ireland, and educated by the Sisters of Mercy. She herself was an educator for 53 years. She taught at St. Patrick School in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and at Mt. Saint Mary's and Our Lady of Good Counsel in Little Rock. She was principal at St. Patrick's, Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Good Counsel, as well as at St. John's in Hot Springs.

In addition, Sister Mary Petronilla served on the Leadership Team of the former St. Louis Regional Community. She wrote: "I can truly say that all the dreams of my youth in Ireland of being a foreign missionary have been fulfilled, and I am richly blessed during my retirement years."


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  • Created by: Elizabeth & Ron
  • Added: 24 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59127493
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sr Mary Petronilla Coss (Nov 1909–16 Nov 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59127493, ; Maintained by Elizabeth & Ron (contributor 46962179) Unknown.