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...

Travers, Sr. Maria Anne

Sister Maria Anne Travers was born Anastasia Travers in Arnestown, New Ross, Co. Wexford on 25 October 1927. She had her early education in New Ross and joined MMM in 1946. After profession in 1949, she trained as a nurse.  At that time Drogheda did not have complete nurse training […]


Twomey, Sr. Deirdre

September 1st 1933 – April 29th 2022 Sr. Deirdre Twomey, baptised Eileen Deirdre, was born in Cardiff, Wales in 1933. Her father, Jeremiah Twomey was Irish and although Deirdre’s early education was in Wales and England, the Irish ties were strong and the family eventually moved back to Dublin.    […]


Twomey, Sr. M. Zita

Nationality: IrishCongregational Register No: 200D.O.B.   11.04.1925First Profession: 08.09.1950Died: 13.09.2008  Aged: 83 years Mary (Minnie to her family) Twomey came from an Irish-speaking farming family in Macroon, Co. Cork. She had two brothers and one sister.  She worked in a hotel in Cork before entering MMM in 1948, when she took […]


Urban, Sr. Julie

Sister Julie was born Anita Urban in Medford, MA, USA in 1927. She had a twin sister, Anna. Her mother was from Florence, Italy and her father was from Yugoslavia (now Montenegro).  Her parents met and married in the USA and made their home in Medford, MA. Julie also had […]


Wall, Sr. Cora

    Sister Cora Wall was born Margaret Mary Wall in Lissarda, Co. Cork in 1922. She received her early education in Kilmurry and Macroom and joined the Medical Missionaries of Mary in 1949. After initial formation she completed a diploma in social science in University College Dublin (UCD).


Walsh, Sr. Eithne

Sr. Eithne was born in Dublin in 1934, the only girl in a family of five. She received her early education there and later studied household management in Cathal Brugha Street. She then went to Jersey, where she qualified as a state registered nurse (SRN) and to Edinburgh where she […]


Walsh, Sr. M. Annette

Brigid Walsh was born in Kilkenny in April 1922 and took the name Sister Annette after she joined MMM in 1955. She trained as a radiographer. She soon made use of her talents in Tanzania, where she was assigned in 1963. She spent five years there in Makiungu and Dareda. […]


Walshe, Sr. Florence

Nationality: Irish Congregational Register No. 706 D.O.B. 12.03.1920 First Profession 03.04.1967 Died: 10.11.01 Aged: 81 years Born in Ballina, Co. Mayo, Sr. Florence Walshe came from a family of eight children. The family moved to Fenagh, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, while she was a child and this she regarded as home. […]


Walshe, Sr. M. Zelie

Nationality: Irish Congregational Register No: 202D.O.B.: 21.12.1891First Profession: 08.09.1951Died: 11.07.1963 Aged: 72 years At the age of 57 and widowed, few of us would think of giving the rest of our lives to missionary activity, especially if we had a family of eight: sons, daughters and grandchildren. But Mrs. Ellen […]


Ward, Sr. Ann

Sister Ann was born in Lifford, Co. Donegal in 1929, the youngest of three children. She attended her early education in Donegal, Dublin and Monaghan and joined the Medical Missionaries of Mary in 1947. After profession she studied medicine in University College Dublin and obtained a Master of Obstetrics from […]