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Sister Agnes Mary McLean, 91, Of Ossining

Sister Agnes Mary McLean
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OSSINING, N.Y. -- Sister Agnes Mary McLean, missioner to Japan, died Sept. 6, 2016 in the Maryknoll Sisters’ Center. She was 91.

She had been a Maryknoll Sister for 70 years. She was born Feb. 25, 1925, in Lowell, Mass., to Agnes Veronica (McHugh) McLean and Arthur William McLean. She received the name Mildred at baptism.

She had three brothers, John, George and Edward -- the latter two were priests -- and one sister, Agnes. Her parents and two brothers, John and George predeceased her. Her brother, Edward, passed away only a few hours after she did.

She graduated from the Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsboro, Mass. in 1942. During the summers of 1940-41, she attended Bradshaw Business College in Lowell, Mass.. After high school, she attended Salem State Teachers College from 1942-46, where she obtained a Bachelors or Science in Education.

She entered the Maryknoll Sisters Congregation from St. Margaret’s Parish, Lowell, Mass. in the Archdiocese of Boston Oct. 5, 1946 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. At her reception, she received the religious name Sister Agnes Mary, which she retained throughout her religious life.

She made her First Profession of Vows April 6, 1949 in Ossining and was assigned to Kyoto, Japan, where she did her language study. She made her Final Profession of Vows April 6, 1952 in Kyoto.

Upon her return to the United States, she was assigned to the Eden Community at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining April 1, 2008.

A funeral Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the main chapel at the  Maryknoll Sisters Center. Interment will follow in the Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Dorsey Funeral Home Inc. in Ossining.

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