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Gallagher - Rota - Sister Mary Louis of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

Rita GALLAGHERAge: 79 years19041984

Name
Rita GALLAGHER
Given names
Rita
Surname
GALLAGHER

Sister Mary Louis of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

Name
Sister Mary Louis of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
Type
religious name
Name prefix
Sister
Given names
Mary Louis of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
Birth August 25, 1904 42 38
Citation details: GALLAGHER RITA 37048/1904 LAURENCE P SARAH J STROUD
Quality of data: primary evidence
Education
High School

School or college: St. Joseph's Convent
Note: Was a boarder at this school for some years.
Birth of a brotherFrancis Eugene GALLAGHER
about 1905 (Age 4 months)
Citation details: GALLAGHER FRANCIS E 38005/1905 LAURENCE P SARAH J STROUD
Birth of a sisterZita GALLAGHER
about 1907 (Age 2 years)
Citation details: GALLAGHER ZITA 8042/1907 LAWRENCE P SARAH J STROUD
Birth of a sisterMarie Colleen GALLAGHER
September 16, 1909 (Age 5 years)
Citation details: GALLAGHER MARIE C 41941/1909 LAURENCE P SARAH J STROUD
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: The obituary for Sister Mary Mel has her birth year as 1910.
Death of a paternal grandmotherHonora
May 28, 1915 (Age 10 years)
Citation details: GALLAGHER HONORAH 8633/1915 GARRET CATHERINE STROUD
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a brotherLaurence Martin GALLAGHER
March 28, 1918 (Age 13 years)
Cause: Killed in action
Marriage of a siblingPatrick Bernard GALLAGHERMary Ethel MOYLANView this family
about 1922 (Age 17 years)
Citation details: 3753/1922 GALLAGHER PATRICK B MOYLAN MARY E TAREE
Ordination
Type: Profession
January 23, 1922 (Age 17 years)
Religious institution: St. Joseph's Convent
Occupation
Apostolate of teaching
July 3, 1924 (Age 19 years)
Religion: Roman Catholic
Employer: Order of St. Joseph
Publication: The Gloucester Advocate (NSW : 1905 - 1954) Tuesday 20 March 1934 p 4 Article The Northern Champion (Taree, NSW : 1913 - 1954) Wednesday 14 March 1934 p 2 Article The Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales (Taree, NSW : 1898 - 1954) Wednesday 14 March 1934 p 2 Article
Note: Over the years taught in the schools at Abermain, Cessnock, Charlestown, Wauchope, Merriwa, Kurri Kurri, Gloucester, Newcastle, Cardiff, Windale, Wingham and Lochinvar.
Death of a fatherLawrence Patrick GALLAGHER
February 14, 1934 (Age 29 years)
Address: At his residence "Kinkora" in Charles Street.
Citation details: GALLAGHER LAWRENCE P 3244/1934 LAWRENCE HONORA RYDE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: The Gloucester Advocate (NSW : 1905 - 1954) Tuesday 20 March 1934 p 4 Article The Northern Champion (Taree, NSW : 1913 - 1954) Wednesday 14 March 1934 p 2 Article The Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales (Taree, NSW : 1898 - 1954) Wednesday 14 March 1934 p 2 Article
Death of a motherSarah Jane MOY
about 1946 (Age 41 years)
Citation details: GALLAGHER SARAH JANE 74/1946 PATRICK CATHERINE SYDNEY
Death of a sisterSarah Jane GALLAGHER
September 3, 1963 (Age 59 years)
Address: Mater Misericordiae Hospital
Citation details: GALLAGHER JANE 23921/1963 LAURENCE SARA HAMILTON
Burial of a sisterSarah Jane GALLAGHER
September 5, 1963 (Age 59 years)
Religion: Roman Catholic
Death of a brotherPatrick Bernard GALLAGHER
June 26, 1966 (Age 61 years)
Citation details: GALLAGHER PATRICK BERNARD 18769/1966 LAWRENCE PATRICK SARAH JANE BURWOOD
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial of a brotherPatrick Bernard GALLAGHER
June 28, 1966 (Age 61 years)
Address: LWN*2***764
Religion: Roman Catholic
Death of a brotherFrancis Eugene GALLAGHER
about 1977 (Age 72 years)
Citation details: GALLAGHER FRANCIS EUGENE 101717/1977 LAURENCE PATRICK SARAH JANE
Death May 14, 198408:00 (Age 79 years)
Address: St. Joseph's Nursing Home
Citation details: GALLAGHER RITA 103415/1984 LAWRENCE SARAH
Quality of data: primary evidence
Obituary after 1984 ( after death)

Text:

Sr M Louis Gallagher

Died 14 May 1984 Born Rita Gallagher at Krambach, August 25, 1904 Sr Mary Louis was the daughter of Lawrence Gallagher and Sarah Moy. There were thirteen children in the family - eight girls, five of whom became religious, three entering St. Joseph's Convent, Lochinvar and two at St. Joseph's Convent, Goulburn. Rita was educated at St. Joseph's Convent, Goulburn where she was a boarder for some years.

On January 23, 1922 she entered St. Joseph's Convent, Lochinvar, taking the name in religion as Sister Mary Louis of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. Sister M. Louis was professed on July 7, 1924, and following her profession on 3 July 1924, she began her apostolate of teaching and over the years taught in the schools at Abermain, Cessnock, Charlestown, Wauchope, Merriwa, Kurri Kurri, Gloucester, Newcastle, Cardiff, Windale, Wingham and Lochinvar

Sister Mary Louis came from a family of very deep faith and this was reflected throughout her whole religious life in her prayerfulness, her devotion to the Mass, and her love of the Mother of God, particularly under the title she had chosen, as Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. She was known for her cheerfulness; her wit and humour brightened the many communities she lived in.

Eventually ill-health forced her to give up her work in the school, and for the last eight years of her life Sister was cared for in the Nursing Home at Lochinvar. She became progressively crippled with arthritis, and in her last years was confined to a wheel chair.

On 14 May 1984 Sister Mary Louis died quietly and peacefully at 8.00am with the Sisters including her own sister, Sister Mary Mel around her.

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1885Taree, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
Gallagher - Sarah Jane - Sister Mary RitaSarah Jane GALLAGHER
Birth: January 9, 1888 26 22Taree, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 3, 1963Waratah, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
Australian Army CrestLaurence Martin GALLAGHER
Birth: February 28, 1892 30 26Taree, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 28, 1918Egypt
3 years
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
Patrick Bernard GALLAGHER
Birth: about 1897 35 31Stroud, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 26, 1966Burwood, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder brother
Joseph V GALLAGHER
Birth: about 1899 37 33Stroud, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1899Stroud, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
John D'Arcy GALLAGHER
Birth: about 1900 38 34Stroud, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1987New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
3 years
herself
Gallagher - Rota - Sister Mary Louis of Our Lady of Perpetual SuccourRita GALLAGHER
Birth: August 25, 1904 42 38Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 14, 1984Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia
16 months
younger brother
Francis Eugene GALLAGHER
Birth: about 1905 43 39Stroud, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1977New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
Gallagher - Marie Colleen - Sister Mary MelMarie Colleen GALLAGHER
Birth: September 16, 1909 47 43Krambach, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 9, 1986New South Wales, Australia

BirthG - Births Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: GALLAGHER RITA 37048/1904 LAURENCE P SARAH J STROUD
Quality of data: primary evidence
BirthObituary - Sister Mary Louis of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
EducationObituary - Sister Mary Louis of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
OrdinationObituary - Sister Mary Louis of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
OccupationObituaries - Gallagher - Lawrence Patrick
Publication: The Gloucester Advocate (NSW : 1905 - 1954) Tuesday 20 March 1934 p 4 Article The Northern Champion (Taree, NSW : 1913 - 1954) Wednesday 14 March 1934 p 2 Article The Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales (Taree, NSW : 1898 - 1954) Wednesday 14 March 1934 p 2 Article
DeathG - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: GALLAGHER RITA 103415/1984 LAWRENCE SARAH
Quality of data: primary evidence
DeathObituary - Sister Mary Louis of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
ObituaryWeb Site - Sisters of St. Joseph, Lochinvar
Text:

Sr M Louis Gallagher

Died 14 May 1984 Born Rita Gallagher at Krambach, August 25, 1904 Sr Mary Louis was the daughter of Lawrence Gallagher and Sarah Moy. There were thirteen children in the family - eight girls, five of whom became religious, three entering St. Joseph's Convent, Lochinvar and two at St. Joseph's Convent, Goulburn. Rita was educated at St. Joseph's Convent, Goulburn where she was a boarder for some years.

On January 23, 1922 she entered St. Joseph's Convent, Lochinvar, taking the name in religion as Sister Mary Louis of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. Sister M. Louis was professed on July 7, 1924, and following her profession on 3 July 1924, she began her apostolate of teaching and over the years taught in the schools at Abermain, Cessnock, Charlestown, Wauchope, Merriwa, Kurri Kurri, Gloucester, Newcastle, Cardiff, Windale, Wingham and Lochinvar

Sister Mary Louis came from a family of very deep faith and this was reflected throughout her whole religious life in her prayerfulness, her devotion to the Mass, and her love of the Mother of God, particularly under the title she had chosen, as Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. She was known for her cheerfulness; her wit and humour brightened the many communities she lived in.

Eventually ill-health forced her to give up her work in the school, and for the last eight years of her life Sister was cared for in the Nursing Home at Lochinvar. She became progressively crippled with arthritis, and in her last years was confined to a wheel chair.

On 14 May 1984 Sister Mary Louis died quietly and peacefully at 8.00am with the Sisters including her own sister, Sister Mary Mel around her.