Sister Agnes Farrell
Formerly Sister Mary Thomas
Sister Agnes was born on November 12, 1922 and died on November 14, 2008.
Sister Agnes, formerly Sister Mary Thomas, was born Agnes Marie Farrell on Nov. 12, 1922. She died on Nov. 14, 2008. She was 86 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 66 years.
Sister Agnes entered the Congregation in Marywood, Anaheim, Calif., on Sept. 24, 1940. She professed first and final vows on Aug. 15, 1943 and 1949, respectively.
Sister Agnes began her teaching ministry in 1943 at St. Therese, Alhambra, Calif. The majority of her 30-plus years in teaching was in California, but she also taught in schools in Indiana and Texas. In 1976, she began a new ministry and for 15 years, she served as a chaplain at Mercy San Juan Hospital, Carmichael, Calif. She then retired in 1993 but provided school services at St. Anthony, Gardena, Calif., for 12 more years.
It was said that Sister Agnes loved to cook and loved to party. She also had a wonderful memory and a gift for telling stories.
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