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Obituary: Sister Eileen Gertrude Matthews, S.C.

Sister Eileen Gertrude
Sister Eileen Gertrude

Sister Eileen Gertrude Matthews, S.C. (formerly Sister Mary Fabian), died Oct. 13, at Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley, Mass. She was 99.

She taught at St. Sebastian School, Woodside, 1939, as a second-grade teacher and returned between 1958 and 1960 as an eighth-grade teacher.

She also taught at Resurrection-Ascension School in Rego Park, 1956-58.

During her time in New York, she earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Fordham University in the Bronx. She also ministered in Massachusetts, Washington State, and Halifax, Nova Scotia. She retired from active duty in 2001 and took up residence in Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley.

She is survived by her brothers, William, Charles and Thomas and her sister, Catherine Stafford.

Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Needham, Mass.

 

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