Sister Margaret's Story
Sister Margaret Kelleher, 98, of the Sisters of Notre Dame, died Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, Worcester.
Sister Margaret was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Timothy and Anne (Clifford) Kelleher.
She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1936 and was known in her religious life for many years as Sister Anna Joseph.
Sister was an educator with Sisters of Notre Dame and staffed schools in Connecticut and Massachusetts for 45 years. She was primarily a teacher and also served as a principal. Among her ministries with the Conn. Province of the Sisters of Notre Dame, she was on the staff of St. Rita School in Hamden, St. Aidan School in New Haven and Assumption School in Westport. She taught in Chicopee for 11 years. Sister also worked several years helping senior citizens.
Sister Margaret leaves a sister, Doris McCarthy of Gloucester; two nieces, Mary Aloisio and Ann Daigneau; four nephews, Timothy, Francis, John and Paul McCarthy; and her sisters in religion, the Sisters of Notre Dame.
Calling hours were Wednesday, November 16, with a prayer service at the Notre Dame du Lac Chapel, 555 Plantation St., Worcester. Her Funeral Mass was celebrated at 3 p.m. in the Chapel. Burial was in Notre Dame du Lac Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame, 468 Poquonock Ave., Windsor, CT 06095.