A funeral Mass was offered Feb. 7 for Sister Mary Catherine Moan, D.C., at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. Her brother, Father Francis X. Moan, S.J., was the main celebrant. Sister Mary Catherine died Feb. 4. She was 93 and had been a nun for 73 years.
Sister Mary Catherine, the fifth of 11 children, was born into St. Ann, Baltimore and attended St. Dominic School and Seton High School.
She entered the Daughters of Charity in 1934 and earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph College, Emmitsburg, in 1953. She taught in the Mid-Atlantic region and New England.
In 1958 she returned to Baltimore to work in the business office at St. Agnes Hospital, but she ended up serving as construction supervisor and handling the purchasing for the hospital. That experience served her well from 1977 to 1980 when she worked at St. Vincent Center in Timonium, which was under construction. After 1980 she served at the Villa St. Michael in Emmitsburg until poor health forced her to retire in 2004.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Daughters of Charity Support Fund for the Elderly and Infirm Sisters, 333 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD 21727.