Sister Linnehan dies at 89
ALLIANCE, Neb. — Marycrest Franciscan Sister Mary Teresa Linnehan died March 28 at Marian Residence in Alliance, Neb. She was 89.
She was born July 27, 1922, in Jamaica, N.Y., to George and Teresa (Sullivan) Linnehan and was named Mary Louise. She received a bachelor of science degree from St. John’s University in New York in 1968 and a master’s degree from University of North Dakota in 1972.
On Aug. 13, 1973, she entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity at Marycrest in Denver. She professed as Sister Mary Teresa on May 29, 1975.
Sister Linnehan served as a principal of St. Anthony School in Denver from 1975 to 1977. She then moved to Minot, N.D., working as a pastoral minister until moving to Holy Rosary Mission, S.D., in 1986. While there she served as a teacher at Red Cloud Grade School until 1990, when she returned to Denver. She then ministered as a supervisor at Marycrest Emergency Housing. She also counseled abused women at Magdalen Damen House and served as a counselor for senior citizens.
She retired in 1998.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her three brothers—John, George and Bill—and a niece, Celeste Linnehan.
Funeral services were held April 1 and 2 at Marian Chapel at Marian Residence. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.