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Mary Gregory Porterie

1925 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Mary Gregory Porterie Obituary
August 24, 1925 - December 31, 2016 Porterie, Sr. Mary Gregory, C.S.J., age 91, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. Born August 24, 1925 in Phoenix, Arizona, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet since March 19, 1945. Sister Mary Gregory was born into a pioneer family in Phoenix, Arizona. She was educated there by the Sisters of Precious Blood. She met the Sisters of St Joseph (Sister Mary Beatrice) while working the soda fountain in a drug store in Phoenix. After attending one semester of nursing school, she entered community at St Mary's Academy in Los Angeles. Sr. Mary Gregory worked tirelessly for almost 60 years as a teacher and Principal. She was a wonderful community member, a reflective listener, a woman of integrity and personal prayer. May she rest in peace. She is survived by her nephew Glenn Woodmansee and his family and niece Cecilia Hinds and her family. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Carondelet Center in Los Angeles on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 4:30PM with Funeral Mass at 6:30PM. Graveside service will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 10:00AM at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA. Donations in memory of Sister Mary Gregory may be sent to: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 11999 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049. Please visit Rice Mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages and share memories.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 7, 2017
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