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A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Mary Raynor, 83, a Catholic elementary and special-education teacher here for more than 45 years, will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Clarence Residence of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 4975 Strickler Road, Clarence. Burial will be in Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Forest Lawn.

Sister Raynor, who was known as Sister M. Dominica for many years, died Thursday (Dec. 6, 1990) in the Sisters' Clarence Residence, where she had lived since 1981.

Born in Jonesboro, Ark., the former Mary Raynor entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1931 and took her final vows in 1937. She received both bachelor's and master's degree in education from the former Mount St. Joseph Teachers College, now Medaille.

She was on the faculty of St. Mary's School for the Deaf from 1975 to 1979. A primary and intermediate grades teacher, Sister Raynor also taught at St. Joseph's Elementary School and Cathedral School in Buffalo.

Earlier, she taught at Sacred Heart Elementary School in Niagara Falls, the former Our Lady of Loretto Elementary School in Falconer and at St. Joseph's School for Exceptional Children in Dunkirk.

She was the author of a mathematics workbook used in elementary schools about 40 years ago. She also enjoyed gardening and belonged to a local garden club.

Survivors include a sister, Beatrice De Ment of Van Nuys, Calif.

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