Agnes Keating (Sister Mary Saint Esprit) (8 February 1867 – 9 December 1958)

Sister Mary Esprit

FROSTBURG – Sister Mary Saint Esprit of the Order of the Good Shepherd, 92, died Tuesday in St. Mary’s Hospital, Troy, N. Y., following a fall in which she suffered a broken hip.

The former Miss Agnes Keating, she was born near Frostburg, a daughter of the late John C. and Catherine Keating, who came hear from Ireland in 1847. She was the last surviving member of her family.

Sister Mary served as Mother Superior at convents in Springfield, Mass., and Albany and Troy, N. Y.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews, six of whom are members of religious orders.

A requiem mass was celebrated yesterday in Troy and interment took place there.

Source: Sister Mary Esprit, Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 12 December 1958, p. 14.

Sister Mary St. Esprit was my great-grandaunt. She can be found in my database here. This article indicates that she was 92 at the time of her death, but records indicate that she was born in 1867, which would have made her 91.

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