Sis­ter Colum­bkill O’Con­nor, teacher

Baltimore Sun - - OBITUARIES - — Jac­ques Kelly

Sis­ter Colum­bkill O’Con­nor, who taught for many years at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Mid­dle River, died of pul­monary dis­ease Nov. 6 at her or­der’s moth­er­house in As­ton, Pa. She was 102. Born Brid­get Mary O’Con­nor in Castleis­land, County Kerry, Ire­land, she joined a Ro­man Catholic re­li­gious or­der in 1935 and pro­fessed her vows in 1938.

She was a mem­ber of the Sis­ters of St. Fran­cis of Philadel­phia for 78 years. Af­ter mov­ing to Mary­land in 1942, she earned a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in ed­u­ca­tion from Mount St. Mary’s Univer­sity in Em­mits­burg.

She taught for 41 years at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Mid­dle River. She also taught for nine years at Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion School in Tow­son and for two years at St. Peter Claver School in West Bal­ti­more.

Sis­ter Colum­bkill also had teach­ing as­sign­ments at the Na­tiv­ity School in Wash­ing­ton, Our Lady of Lour­des School in Bethesda and Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion School in Elk­ton. She also taught for one year at St. Joseph Acad­emy in Chick­asha, Okla.

A Mass of Chris­tian burial will be of­fered at 11 a.m. to­day at As­sisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, As­ton, Pa.

Sur­vivors in­clude nieces and neph­ews.

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