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Sister Margaret Ann, 93, educator Jan. 10, 1913 -- Dec. 23, 2006

Sister Margaret Ann died Saturday in the health center at St. Mary of the Angels, Williamsville. She was 93.

Born Margaret Dolores Connors in Buffalo, she attended St. Agatha's School, Mount Mercy Academy and D'Youville College, where she received a bachelor's degree in 1934. She received a master's degree in education from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., in 1953. She later studied library science at Nazareth College in Rochester.

Sister Margaret Ann began her career in education as a lay teacher at Holy Name and St. Nicholas schools in Buffalo and Our Lady Help of Christians and Maryvale Elementary schools in Cheektowaga. She entered the congregation of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Third Order Regular, taking her final vows in 1949.

Her education ministry included teaching at St. James Elementary School in Buffalo, SS. Peter & Paul Elementary School in Williamsville and Nativity of Our Lord Elementary School in Orchard Park. Sister Margaret Ann was principal at Our Lady Help of Christians School, Cheektowaga, St. Christopher School in the Town of Tonawanda and Sacred Heart Elementary School in Bowmansville.

Sister Margaret Ann then went to St. Mary of the Angels, Williamsville, where she worked as receptionist for a number of years. Her last eight years were devoted primarily to her prayer ministry while residing in the Health Care Center of the Sisters of St. Francis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Mary of the Angels Chapel, 201 Reist St., Williamsville.


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