MMM Obituaries

In this section of our website, you will find a short entry about the life of each of our Sisters who has been called by God to embark on her eternal life. No doubt you will find inspiration in reading how each one responded to her calling while on earth. We pray to them to help us on our journey.

If you knew one or more of these Sisters personally, or are connected through family ties, or simply like what you read, please contact us and tell us what you would like to add to that entry.

"The death of those can never leave us free from grief whose friendship during life was a solace and delight." Saint Augustine, City of God.

When Loved Ones Leave Us...

Adigo, Sr Fidelia

Sister Fidelia Adigo was born in Mgboma Alike Ikananzizi, Nigeria in November 1949. She was a trained nurse-midwife with a specialty in orthopaedics, and worked as a nurse-midwife for 10 years before joining MMM in 1991. Her first assignment was to Tanzania, where she served in Kabanga. In addition to […]


Ahanonu, Sr. Grace

Sister Grace, called Nda Gee or Nda Gra, was born in Uzoagba, Owerri, Nigeria in 1940. She completed her early education at the Holy Rosary School, Uzoagba. In 1961, Grace came in contact with MMMs at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Anua, where she did her nursing and midwifery training before […]


Akpan, Sr. Veronica

Nationality:- Nigeria Congregational Register No. 352 D.O.B. 23.05.1929 First Profession 02.07.1956 Died: 16.08.2001 Aged: 72 yearsSr. Veronica Akpan was born in Eniong Offol, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. She had one older brother and a younger sister. Her home village is near St. Luke’s Hospital, Anua, and it was here […]


Amadi, Sr. Patricia

Sister Patricia Chibuzo Amadi was born in Nguru Mbaise, Owerri, Nigeria on Saint Patrick´s Day, 17 March 1945. She came from a large, close family unit. Her basic education was divided among several schools. She attended Holy Rosary Primary School, Ovoro; Mercy Secondary School, Okigwe; and later Saint Louis Secondary […]


Bennet, Sr. Ann Teresa

Nationality: IrishCongregational Register No: 96     D.O.B. 10.04.1919First Profession: 18.03.1946Died: 22.05.2006 Aged: 87 years Anne Teresa Bennett was born in Milltownpass in County Westmeath, Ireland. She had three sisters and one brother. Anne was educated at the  at the local Mercy Convent and after leaving school helped out both […]


Bourdillon, Sr. Cecily

Sr. Cecily was born in Zambia (previously Northern Rhodesia) and brought up in Zimbabwe (previously Southern Rhodesia). Her father, Victor Bourdillon, worked for the British Civil Service in Northern Rhodesia where he met her mother who went to Northern Rhodesia from England as a missionary doctor. She was the eldest […]


Boylan, Sr. Eileen

Nationality: Irish Congregational Register No: 794 D.O.B. 01.02.1895 First Profession: 03.10.1969 Died: 01.08.1983 Aged: 88 years A native of Castlemagner, Co. Cork, Eileen’s maiden surname was O’Brien. She had been married with a family and was widowed before entering MMM on 8 March 1968. Because of her age and maturity, […]


Boylan, Sr. M. Assumpta

Congregational Register No. 162 D.O.B. 23 07.1919 First Profession 17.03.1949 Died: 31.07.2002 Aged: 83 years Born in Oldcastle, County Meath, Eileen Boylan came from a family of four: two sons and two daughters. After finishing her schooling she stayed at home to help her mother who was ill and eventually […]


Boyle, Sr. M. Francis Xavier

Congregational Register No. 158 D.O.B. 12.03.1919 First Profession 07.09.1949 Died: 05.11.2003  Aged: 84 years Patricia Boyle was born in Dublin and was educated at the Presentation Convent in Terenure, the Technical School in Rathmines, and Gregg Secretarial College. After her commercial training she worked for four years as a secretary […]


Brady, Sr. Mel

Sister Mel Brady was born Mary Brady in Corbawn, Longford in 1926. She came from a family of five boys and three girls, one of whom died in infancy. She was educated in Kilcogy, County Cavan ,and joined MMM in 1947. At her reception she was given the name Mel, […]