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...

Breslin, Sr. Breege

Sr. Breege Breslin, baptised Brigid, was born in Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland on May 3rd, 1931. She was the seventh child in a family of twelve children, six boys and six girls. All her brothers and sisters pre-deceased her with the exception if one brother, Joe. Brigid was educated locally […]


Breslin, Sr. Gemma

Sister Gemma was born Mary Breslin in Curroy, Ballina, County Mayo in 1923, the third in a family of twelve children. After completing two years of post-primary education in Ballina, she attended vocational school in Castlerea, County Roscommon. She worked in her aunt’s hotel in Castlerea as a receptionist and […]


Breslin, Sr. M. della Strada

Nationality: Irish Congregational Register No: 258 D.O.B. 26.04.1908 First Profession: 06.04.1953 Died: 05.10.1983 Aged: 75 years Dublin born Agnes Mary entered MMM in Drogheda on 1 August 1950. She was very musical and belonged to Our Lady’s Choral Society, along with Sr. Eithne Fay, before she entered.


Brett, Sr. Louis Marie

Sister Louis Marie was born Mary Elizabeth Brett in County Sligo, Ireland in 1926. Known as ‘May’, she attended her early education in Tubbercurry, County Sligo. She then helped on the family farm. At the age of twenty-four she moved to Dublin and worked for three years as a governess […]


Brow, Sr. M. Andre

Nationality: American Congregational Register No. 532 D.O.B. 15.08.1934 First Profession 08.09.1957 Died: 01.02.2004 Aged: 69 years Mary Ann Brow, the eldest daughter of seven children, grew up in Braintree, Massachusetts, USA. She spent much of her early life on bed-rest, recovering from four bouts of rheumatic fever. During this period […]


Burns, Sr. Mary

Sister Mary Burns was born in Moneymore, Co. Derry in 1933. From a family of two girls and one boy, she had her early education in Moneymore and her secondary education in Magherafelt. She began training as a nurse before joining MMM in 1954.  After profession she completed her training […]


Busby, Sr. M. Consilio

Nationality: IrishCongregational Register No: 102D.O.B. 28.05.1923First Profession: 18.03.1946Died: 03.10.1996 Aged: 73 years Kathleen, from Newry, Co. Down, came to MMM on 30 August 1943. Her forte was in secretarial work. She helped in the MMM Magazine Office in the early days and in bookkeeping, but being the versatile person she […]


Butterly, Sr. Mairead

Sister Mairead was born Maire Eilish in Dublin in 1946 and joined MMM in 1964. After profession she trained as a social worker at University College Dublin, obtaining an Honours B. Soc. Sc. Degree. In 1970 she founded and worked in the Community Services Centre in Drogheda. In 1972 Mairead […]


Byrne, Sr. du Sacre Coeur

Sister du Sacre Coeur was born Mary Julie Byrne in Dublin on 22 April 1927. From a family of five, two boys and three girls, she was known as ‘May’ by her family. After attending local schools she completed a commercial course in shorthand, typing and bookkeeping. For seven years, […]


Byrne, Sr. Patricia

Sister Patricia was born in Dunboyne, Co. Meath in February 1933. She had her early education locally and then went on to study in Dublin in book-keeping and secretarial skills. She entered MMM in 1958. Even during her initial religious formation, Sister Patricia was already working in the I.M.T.H. (Our […]