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SISTER MARGARET DOWNING, CSJ (Sister Mary Bertin). In her 75th year as a beloved member of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston, died September 15, 2016. Devoted daughter of the late Michael and Winifred (Kelly) Downing, and beloved sister of the late Eleanor Downing and Sister Belita (Winifred Elizabeth) Downing, CSJ. Sister is survived by her loving brother, John Downing, and cherished nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and her Sisters in the Congregation. Formerly missioned as a teacher in the schools of the Archdiocese of Boston including St. Columbkille School, Brighton; St. Rita School, Boston; St. Joseph School, Amesbury; Sacred Heart School, West Lynn; St. Theresa School, West Roxbury; St. Mary School, Dedham; St. Mary School, Brookline; St. William School, Dorchester; Immaculate Conception, Marlborough; and was a significant presence at Holy Name School and Parish, West Roxbury. Visiting hours at Holy Spirit Chapel, Bethany Health Care Center, 97 Bethany Road, Framingham, Monday, September 19, 2016, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Prayer Service at 10:15 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass and Prayers of Final Commendation at Bethany at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick, MA. Arrangements by Norton Funeral Home, Framingham. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Sisters of Saint Joseph, c/o Mission Advancement, 637 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA 02135 Norton Funeral Home Framingham, MA
Published in The Boston Globe from Sept. 17 to Sept. 18, 2016
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