Sister Marie McCloskey

New Orleans, Louisiana

1914 - 2019



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Sister Marie McCloskey, born Dorothy Catherine McCloskey, died peacefully at Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare Center in New Orleans on Friday, October 4, 2019 at age 105. The daughter of Joseph McCloskey and Zita Gogarty McCloskey, she was born February 17, 1914, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was...

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We have many fond memories of sister Marie McCloskey. (My Grandmother Elizabeth McCloskey Ricau, was her cousin)
Thanks to my father Gustave J. Ricau, we met Sister Marie, who sponsored our sons years ago as their Boy Scout religious leader. When visiting (from California) our parents in N.O. we so enjoyed visiting her at Ursuline Convent where she had retired. She was wonderful, warm and welcoming!
We had kept up over the years by mail, and enjoyed receiving her notes.
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I am a distant relative of Sr Marie's from Northern Ireland. I was lucky enough to meet her when visiting New Orleans in 2016. We had a lovely chat: she was so warm and funny. Her energy was amazing. I was so sorry to hear she had passed , though what a great life.

A Life Well Lived

It was my honor and pleasure to know Sister Marie. To her family my Deepest Sympathy.

"Well Done" Good Sister.