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Sister Mary Cronan Collins C.H.F.


1924 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Sister Mary Cronan Collins C.H.F. Obituary
1924 - 2016 A Sister of the Congregation of the Holy Faith for 73 years, Sister Cronan, died peacefully Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Nazareth House, Los Angeles, CA. Catherine Collins was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1924, and was the youngest of the three children of Stephen and Ellen Collins; her two brothers, Michael and Joseph, predeceased her in death. As one of the Sisters who brought the presence of the Holy Faith Congregation to California, Sister Cronan served as principal at St. John of God, Norwalk, and at Holy Spirit, Fairfield. She was Director of Religious Education at St. John of God and at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Los Nietos and Director of RCIA at St Linus, Norwalk Sr. Cronan is remembered as a dedicated educator who worked tirelessly for excellence in education, always ensuring that teachers were well-prepared and gave their best to their students. As a Sister of the Holy Faith and a member of that congregation, she will also be remembered as a gracious, good-humored, and faith-filled presence within her community. Mass of Resurrection for Sister Mary Cronan, CHF will be celebrated at St. John of God Church at 13819 Pioneer Boulevard in Norwalk, on Thursday evening, April 21, 2016, at 7:00 PM. Viewing will take place at St. John of God Church from 6:15 PM
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Apr. 19, 2016
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