2006

Sister Teresa Catherine Mercovich (1939-2006)

Teresa Catherine Mercovich was born in Ararat on 13 November 1916 to Bartholomew and Mary (Russell) Mercovich. She was the ninth of ten children, four of whom died in infancy. Bert, Kathleen, Cecilia, Gerard, Margaret Ellen (El) and …

Sister M Delia Birchley (1913-2006)

Delia Birchley was born at Bamboo Creek, North Queensland, on 30th April, 1913, the fifth of seven children born to Frank and Nora Birchley. Her mother and father, Catholic and Anglican respectively, resolved their religious differences by sending some of …

Sister M Josephine Daley (1914-2006)

Although born and baptised in Queensland, Laura Elsie Daley (known in the family as Elsie) always considered herself a “New South Welshwoman”, having arrived in New South Wales at the tender age of six months and living there ever …

Sister Margaret Mary Mahony (1930-2006)

After a lengthy period of ill-health, Margaret quietly completed her life’s journey at Villa Maria, Bundoora, on 12 June 2006. Her life began on 23 November 1930, the youngest of the seven children of Jeremiah and Norah (McNamara) Mahony. Born …

Sister Mary de Sales Smith (1922-2006)

Sister Mary de Sales’ life journey ended suddenly in the quiet of her home on Tuesday 18 July. Her life began on 26 March 1922 when Mary Zelma Smith was born to William and Elizabeth (McMahon) Smith, a …

Sister Dympna Mary Cullen (1910-2006)

The sixth child of Charles and Catherine (Barry) Cullen, Margaret Mary Cullen was born on 1 February 1910 in Rathdrum, County Wicklow, Ireland, not far from the famed beauty of Glendalough in that County. Margaret’s primary and secondary education was …

Sister Mary Isobel Murray (1913-2006)

Sister Mary Isobel (Pearl) Murray is one of the long line of Good Samaritan Sisters who have come to the congregation from the Western District of Victoria. Her parents William and Isabella (née Roberts), were both native to Koroit, where …

Sister Mary Cajetan Carey (1916-2006)

Veronica Clare Carey was born in Bowen, North Queensland on 20 May 1916. She was the twelfth child of James Joseph Carey, and the ninth of Alice Maud Carey. It was due to the example and guidance of her wonderful …