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Sr. Maura Byron


1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Sr. Maura Byron Obituary
A Sister of St. Louis for 70 years, Sister Maura died on January 15, 2016. Born in 1927 in Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland, Sister Maura entered religious life in 1945. In 1949 she came to California as one of the pioneer group of Sisters of St. Louis. Over the next forty years she worked as a teacher, principal and religious leader in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. For the next twenty years she trained as a chaplain then served in that ministry mostly in St. John's Hospital in Oxnard. She retired to Louisville Convent, where she passed away peacefully in the loving care of her Sisters in community and Vitas Hospice. Sister Maura is mourned by the Sisters of St. Louis, the SSL Associates, her cousins, past students, colleagues and friends. Her parents, John and Margaret, and her brother, Fr. Sean, CSSp, preceded her in death. Viewing will be at Louisville Convent, 22300 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills on Wednesday, January 20th from 3:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 21st at 10:00 A.M., St. Mel Church, 20870 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City. Services under the direction of Bastian & Perrott, Oswald Mortuary - Northridge, CA (818) 886-8600, FD-1998
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 19, 2016
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