Ursuline Sister Mary Irene Cecil, an educator, dies at age 91

Ursuline Sister of Mount St. Joseph Mary Irene Cecil died Dec. 22. She was 91 and had been a religious sister for 72 years.
Sister Cecil, a native of Louisville’s West End, ministered in Kentucky and Missouri.
In Kentucky, Sister Cecil served as a teacher at St. Brigid School in Vine Grove, Ky., from 1950 to 1955 and at Holy Cross School in Holy Cross, Ky., from 1955 to 1959.
Sister Cecil also served as a supervisor in the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Catholic Schools from 1969 to 1976. She also served as a major superior for her community from 1980 to 1988. During her years in ministry, Sister Cecil served in the Diocese of Owensboro and in Missouri.
Sister Cecil is survived by her brother Tom Cecil of Owensboro, nieces, nephews and members of her religious community.
Visitation will take place, today, Dec. 27 at 4 p.m. followed by a wake service at 6:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 28 at Mount St. Joseph.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount St. Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, Ky., 42356.

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