Sister Mary Jarlath Connaughton
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Mercy Mary Jarlath Connaughton was celebrated Nov. 1 in the McAuley Convent chapel. Sister Mary Jarlath, 94, died Oct. 28 at the convent. She was a member of the Sisters of Mercy for 74 years.
A native of Hamilton, Sister Mary Jarlath, entered the community in 1936 and professed her final vows in 1941. She began her ministry as a teacher in elementary schools, and then moved into secondary education. Sister Mary Jarlath’s teaching assignments included the former St. Mary School in Urbana; the former St. Mary School in Piqua; and Mother of Mercy and McAuley high schools in Cincinnati. She also ministered in pastoral care at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield from 1974-1980 and 1985-1992, when she retired to McAuley Convent.
Interment was in St. Joseph (New) Cemetery.