SISTER MARY CATHERINE O’CONNOR, O.S.F.
Sister Mary Catherine O’Connor, O.S.F. of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, Illinois.
Sister Mary Catherine, the former Mary Catherine O’Connor, was born in San Francisco, CA, on July 21, 1922, the daughter of John and Edna Ward O’Connor. She entered the Congregation on February 2, 1945, and professed her religious vows on October 4, 1947.
Sister was a graduate of the Decatur School of Practical Nursing. She served the community as an LPN/Nurse Aide at hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin, having served at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, IL, from 1966 through 1990. She returned to St. Francis Convent in 1990.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Edward O’Connor.
She is survived by her Franciscan Sisters with whom she shared her life for over 67 years.
Visitation will be held at the St. Francis Convent from 4:00-7:00 PM with a Wake Service at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father John Sullivan, OFM, on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. in St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at the St. Francis Convent. Burial will be in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.
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