Sister Marion McGillicuddy, a sister of St. Ursula, died peacefully at home in Wilmington on Sunday, March 6, 2016, surrounded by her sisters in community.
Born Marion Frances Clare McGillicuddy in New York City on March 24, 1925, to the late Jeremiah and Nora O’Sullivan McGillicuddy, she entered the Society of St. Ursula on September 13, 1942, making permanent vows on December 29, 1949.
A skilled and gifted teacher, Sister Marion taught in New York City, Kingston, N.Y., Providence, R.I., Milwaukee, Wis., Fishkill N.Y., Rome, Italy, and did parish ministry in Wallace and Wilmington. Most recently, she worked with the Hispanic community at St. Mary, Wilmington, and was very involved with the Ladies’ Ancient Order of Hibernians there. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jerome; and her sister, Kathleen. Her sister, Frances (Reilly) of California, and her sisters in community, survive her.
A Mass of resurrection will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, at the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary. Visiting hours will take place prior to the Mass from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Basilica Shrine.
We are grateful for the loving care and attention given to Marion by Hospice of the Lower Cape Fear Region, Home Instead and her many, many friends.
In lieu of flowers and in honor of Sister Marion’s 71 years of service to God’s people we ask that you reach out with compassion and concern to your brothers and sisters in need whichever way you might feel inspired to do so.
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