Sister Mary of the Assumption Donnelly, O.S.S.

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Sister Mary of the Assumption Donnelly, O.S.S., who served for 71 years with the Religious of the Blessed Sacrament and of Our Lady for 71 years, died Feb. 20 at Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry. She was 96.

She prayed daily in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, at 4 a.m. and again at 4 p.m., in Blessed Sacrament Monastery in Scarsdale. She helped by baking altar breads, cooking, sewing and assisting with the sick.

Born in Buffalo, she entered the Religious of the Blessed Sacrament and of Our Lady in 1948 and professed final vows in 1953.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 25 at Sacred Heart Church, Yonkers. Burial was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne.

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