Sr. Catherine O’Brien
October 21, 1912 – July 20, 1977
Born in Fethard in County Tipperary, Sr. Catherine immigrated to the United States to enter the Ursuline community in 1927. She went on to teach at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Holy Family High School, and St. Mary’s High School. She also taught and served as principal at Nativity BVM, Our Lady of Grace, and St. Maurice. Sr. Catherine retired to Blue Point and upon her death was described by a former student as “a real mother to all of us.”
Sr. Catherine was joined in her vocation as an Ursuline Sister of Tildonk by her sister, Sr. Philomena.
We remember Sr. Catherine with gratitude and love.