Sister Mary Theresa McFadden, a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, died May 29 at the University of Massachusetts Hospital. She was 90.
She was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of Anthony and Elizabeth (née Ferry) McFadden.
She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1948 and made her final vows in 1956. Sister Mary had a long and diverse ministry record in schools from Maryland to New York, from Virginia to Philadelphia.
She was a first-grade teacher and a remedial teacher for 37 years. After teaching, she served as director of the now-closed Ilchester Conference Center welcoming thousands of retreatants.
After the conference center closed, Sister Mary’s ministry took her to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Ilchester, Maryland as the pastoral associate. She served the sick and elderly of the parish and encouraged the formation of groups and committees to enrich participation in parish life.
In 2003 Sister Mary become pastoral associate of Our Lady of Victory Parish in Baltimore.
Sister Mary is the sister of the late Eugene, Joseph and James McFadden. She is survived by her nieces and nephews.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, June 18 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Baltimore. Burial was at the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur’s cemetery at Ilchester, Maryland.
Donations may be made to the Retirement Fund, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, P. O. Box 157, Stevenson, MD 21153.
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