Sister Kathleen Garrity, O.S.F., dies


By Catholic Review Staff

A funeral Mass for Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia Kathleen Garrity, formerly Sister Austin Mary, is expected to be offered Jan. 8 in Aston, Pa. Sister Kathleen died Jan. 3. She was 83 and had been a sister for 56 years.

A native of Philadelphia, Sister Kathleen professed first vows in 1956.

Sister Kathleen ministered for 11 years in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. She taught in Baltimore at the former St. Lawrence School from 1978 to 1979 and St. Elizabeth School from 1979 to 1981, Ss. Philip and James School from 1981 to 1982 and was principal of St. Katharine School from 1984 to 1985. She ministered at St. Mark, Fallston, from 1991 to 1997.    

She taught for 31 years in the Diocese of Trenton, Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Diocese of Wilmington. 

Sister Kathleen earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in educational management. 

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Copyright (c) Jan. 7, 2012 


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