Sister St. Catherine Curley GNSH

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Sister St. Catherine Curley, GNSH, died Dec. 28 in the 81st year of her religious life.

Mary Theresa Curley was born Jan. 1, 1921, in Mahanoy City, to James and Mary Tracey Curley and entered the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart in 1937.

This lifelong educator served in Pennsylvania for 15 years. She taught at St. Canicus, Mahanoy City, Our Lady of the Assumption, Strafford, and St. Norbert's, Paoli. She was principal at Mother of Divine Providence in King of Prussia and at St. Peter and Paul in Lehighton where she also taught from 1988 until becoming principal in 1990.

In 1992, ill health led to her retirement to the Motherhouse in Yardley. Sister St. Catherine received her BS in elementary education from D'Youville College, Buffalo, N.Y., and an MS in elementary education from Queens College, N.Y.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and one brother.

In addition to her religious family, she is survived by nieces and nephews.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, 14500 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19116-1188, or at

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Published in Republican & Herald on Jan. 4, 2019