St. Cecilia Congregation mourns death of Sr. Mary George

Sister Mary George Barrett, O.P., a member of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation in Nashville for 71 years, died Jan. 1. She was 91.

Sister Mary George served for more than 40 years as a teacher and principal in Catholic schools in Tennessee, Illinois, Alabama, and Louisiana. She was a teacher at St. Mary School in Oak Ridge from 1989 to 1994. She taught at her alma mater, St. Cecilia Academy, intermittently for 17 years between 1949 and 1989. She also served as local prioress of the motherhouse during the years of renovation and expansion.

Sister Mary George was born in Nashville and was the daughter of the late George and Anne Elizabeth Barrett. She graduated from St. Cecilia Academy in 1947 and entered the Dominican Sisters in 1949, making her profession of vows in 1951. She is survived by 11 nieces and nephews and their spouses.

A funeral Mass was offered on Jan. 4 in the chapel of St. Cecilia with many members of the congregation present. Her burial in the convent cemetery immediately followed the funeral Mass.

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