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Sister Mary Ryan

Sister Mary was born on July 15, 1948 and died on August 23, 2021.


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Sister Mary was a native of Danvers, Massachusetts, approximately 20 miles north of Boston.

She entered the Congregation on August 16, 1989, professing first vows in June of 1992 and final vows on July 20, 1996.

Sister Mary ministered as a teacher and a children’s librarian in a public library in Massachusetts. Sister Mary also served as the director of the Congregation’s Archives Department, while also ministering in Massachusetts, Illinois and Indiana.

Her final ministry was in residential services at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

She said her favorite music is the “oldies from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.”

Sister Mary Ryan

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In Indiana: Teacher, Holy Cross Central School, Indianapolis (1989-90); Congregation Archivist, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2005-15); Volunteer, St. Patrick School Library, Terre Haute (2016-18); Receptionist, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2016-20); Volunteer, West Vigo School Library, West Terre Haute (2017-18); Volunteer, Vigo County Public Library, Terre Haute (2018-20); Residential Services, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2018-20).

In Illinois: Teacher, Holy Family School, Joliet (1991-93); Teacher, St. Dennis School, Lockport (1993-96).

In Massachusetts: Children’s Librarian, Beverly Public Library, Beverly (1998-2005).

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