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Sr. Edna's gentle nature and generous spirit were no doubt influenced by her role as a twin, sharing her early years with her sister, Loretta. Born on the South Side of Chicago, the twin girls were baptized at Assumption BVM Parish. As a child, Edna traveled with her family on vacations across the country, finding God in the beauty of creation, the grandeur of the Rockies and the power of the oceans. With her family, her joy and wonder also were expressed in a love of music.
Young Edna entered the Sisters of the Holy Family after completing elementary school. A teacher, school principal, convent superior and parish organist, Sr. Edna taught at Chicago's St. Hyacinth, St. Blase, St. Ann and St. Andrew's schools. At St. Andrew's, she served as teacher and organist, devoting many years to children in kindergarten and first grade.
Sr. Edna also served as superior of Our Lady of Hope and St. Ladislaus convents, as the portress at Holy Family Academy on Division Street, Chicago, and as a part-time tutor at St. Emily's school in Mt. Prospect, IL. She retired to Nazarethville in October 1995.
Sr. Edna died on November 3.