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SISTER MARY AURELIA, PRIMARY-SCHOOL TEACHER

Sister Mary Aurelia spent 59 years as a Sister of Mercy, devoting her life to education.

She died Wednesday at Mercy Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Aurelia, 86, the former Helen Catherine Cala, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Mercy Center Chapel, 625 Abbott Road.

Born and educated in Jamestown, Sister Aurelia attended School 10, Washington Junior High School and Jamestown High School.

Her religious life was spent as a primary grade school teacher at several local schools, including St. Thomas Aquinas, Holy Family, St. Agatha's, St. William's and St. Martin's. She also taught at St. James in Jamestown and St. Anthony's in Batavia.

She was the daughter of the late Carmelo and Ceterina Ferrau Cala.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Jamestown.

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