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...

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. […]


Walsh, Sr. M. Jude

Sr. Jude Walsh, born in 1921 and baptised Mary Agnes, came from Tourlestrane, Co. Sligo. He was known in the family as “May”. Her primary education was local, but she attended St. Louis Convent, Kiltimagh, Co.Mayo for her secondary education. After school she qualified as a pharmacist as a Member […]


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 […]


Ward, Sr. M. Pacelli

Sr. M. Pacelli Ward, baptised Margaret Mary and known as May, was born in Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan, in October 1926.  Her early education was in the local primary school, followed by secondary education at St. Louis Convent School. In 1950, Margaret went to Dublin to study pharmacy, but at the […]


Weir, Sr. Edel

Sr. Edel was born in Walshestown, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath in 1932. She attended a local primary school and completed her secondary education at the Dominican Convent, Muckross Park, Dublin. She was a Montessori teacher at Muckross Park and Sion Hill for a year. A friend joined the Medical Missionaries of […]