Madeline Cecilia McHugh, Longtime Maryknoll Sister

OSSINING, N.Y.-- Sister Madeline Cecilia McHugh died on Jan. 16 at the age of 97.

Madeline McHugh
Madeline McHugh Photo Credit: Contributed

McHugh was a Maryknoll Sister for 78 years. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J. on Nov. 9, 1920 to Mary (Serafin) McHugh and Matthew McHugh. She had two brothers: John and Matthew, Jr. and four sisters: Clare, Mary, Rita and Rose, all who predeceased.

McHugh entered the Maryknoll Sisters Community in Maryknoll, NY from Blessed Sacrament Parish in Elizabeth, NJ on June 10, 1939. At her reception into the Congregation, she received the religious name Sister Alma Therese and made her First Profession of Vows on Jan. 6, 1942 and her Final Profession of Vows on Jan. 6, 1945.

McHugh worked in Hawaii, Panama, Guatemala, Egypt and South Sudan. 

Prayers and Sharing of memories will be held for Sister Madeline on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of the Annunciation at Maryknoll Sisters Center. The Memorial Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. also in the Main Chapel at the Sisters Center.

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