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November 21, 2011

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Mary Louise Gattes was celebrated Oct. 24 in the congregation’s motherhouse chapel in Delhi Township.


Sister Mary Louise, 97, died Oct. 18 at Mother Margaret Hall, the Sisters’ nursing facility. She was a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati for 79 years.


Sister Mary Louise earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of Mount St. Joseph. She ministered almost exclusively in primary and intermediate education in Detroit, Lansing, Columbus and Cincinnati from 1934 until 1971. In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, she served at the former St. Patrick School in Cincinnati; the former St. Raphael School in Springfield; the former St. Saviour School in Rossmoyne, the former Corpus Christi School in Dayton; the former St. Mary in Marion; the former St. Anthony in Madisonville; and St. Dominic in Delhi.


In 1971, Sister Mary Louise retired from teaching and began a 25-year volunteer ministry serving the poor who came to the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains for assistance. She retired to the motherhouse in 1998 to serve in the ministry of prayer.


Interment was in the Sisters of Charity Cemetery.


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