Sister Margaret Fennell, S.B.S., died Jan. 9 at St. Michael Hall, Bensalem.
She was born in County Clare, Ireland, Sept. 3, 1919. She went to the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in 1935 as an apostoline, along with several other young Irish women. She was accepted at a postulant in 1937, and in 1938 became a novice and was given the name, Sister Mary Antonetta. She made her vows on August 1940 and professed her perpetual vows as a Sister of the Blessed Sacrament at Holy Ghost, New Orleans, La., Aug. 22, 1945.
She finished high school at Blessed Sacrament School, Bensalem. She received a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, and a master’s degree from Xavier University. She served as a teacher in Chicago, Il.; New Orleans and Martinville, La.; New York, N.Y.; Cleveland, Ohio and St. Michaels, Ariz. She also served in parish ministry in Los Angeles, Calif. and Macon, Ga. In 1996 she returned to St. Michael Hall where she remained until her death.
She was predeceased by her parents, Martin Fennell and Katharine Keane, both from Ireland.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 18 at the motherhouse.
She is survived by three brothers in Ireland and two sisters in England.
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