Sister Mary Therese Egan, OSB Obituary

Sister Mary Therese Egan, OSB, 85, died on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery in Erie, Pennsylvania. A local of Oil, City, Pennsylvania, Sister Mary Therese was the daughter of the late Margaret (Linehan) and Edward Egan. She was baptized and confirmed at her residence parish of St. Joseph.Sister Mary Therese entered the Benedictine Sisters group in 1956, saying her perpetual monastic occupation in 1961 as Sister Ricarda. In 2018 she celebrated her sixtieth jubilee of first occupation. Within the group she served a time period as a member of the Monastic Council from 1978-1982. She graduated from St. Joseph High School in Oil City and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Mercyhurst College, and her Masters in Elementary Education from Edinboro University. Throughout the Eighties and 90s, she attended and obtained certifications within the subject of laptop expertise at quite a few schools and laptop workshops. Her a few years of ministry embrace elementary college educating at Sacred Heart School in Sharon, PA, Immaculate Conception School in Clarion, PA, St. Joseph School in Sharon, PA, St. Stephen School in Oil City, PA, Mount Calvary School in Erie, All Saints School in Wickliffe, OH, and Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Vienna, VA. Additionally, Sister Mary Therese served in administration at Immaculate Conception, Mount Calvary and All Saints faculties. In Virginia she arrange the varsity’s first laptop lab and educated lecturers and all personnel in information techniques and varied instructional laptop applications. In 1995 she accompanied one other Sister to Dodge City, KS for ministry. In Dodge City she labored for the Dodge City Catholic diocese within the place of Computer Tech/ITV Coordinator. Returning to Erie in 2002 she was named Director of Information Technology for the Benedictine Sisters and oversaw each the pc and phone techniques for the group till her retirement. Sister Mary Therese was extraordinarily happy with her Irish heritage and shared her nice Irish wit with everybody she met and at each St. Patrick’s celebration she attended. The Korean individuals and their tradition turned near her coronary heart when her brother, Fr. Tom, served as a missionary in each China and Korea, which she visited whereas he was there. Back residence, through the soccer season, her loyalties and enthusiasm belonged to the Pittsburgh Steelers whose video games turned the spotlight of each week.Sister Mary Therese was preceded in demise by her dad and mom and her brothers, Jack, Daniel, Edward and Joseph Egan. She is survived by her brother, Father Thomas Egan, M.M, of Maryknoll, NY many nieces and nephews and her Benedictine group.Services will happen at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery: Monday, September 18, Visitation 2:00-5:00 p.m. and a Service of Memories at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 19 Visitation from 2:00-5:00 p.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 5:30 p.m. Interment will probably be on Wednesday, September 20 at 8:30 a.m. at Trinity Cemetery. Brugger Funeral Homes and Crematory, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 E. thirty eighth St. is dealing with preparations.Posted on-line on September 16, 2023Published in Erie Times-News

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