Windham, NH — Sister Mary Agnes Wall, formerly Sister M. Agnesia, 97, a Sister of Mercy for 79 years, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, after a brief illness.
A native of East Boston, Sister Agnes was the daughter of James and Agnes (Bradley) Wall of East Boston. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1935, and made her Profession in 1937.
She received her bachelor's degree in science from Mount St. Mary College, Hooksett, N.H., and taught primary grades in New Hampshire at Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. Joseph schools in Manchester, St. Mary School in Dover and St. Mary School in Claremont. Sister Agnes received her radiologic technology degree from St. Luke’s Hospital in Pittsfield, Mass. She was administrator and chief technologist at Sacred Heart Hospital Radiology Department in Manchester for 25 years. She instituted the Sacred Heart Hospital School of X-ray Technology in 1953, and was the chief instructor. Sister Agnes was a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technology, holding the offices of vice president and counselor, and serving on the membership committee. She was also a charter member of the New Hampshire Society of Radiologic Technologists (NHSRT), and designed the society’s logo. She also held offices in the NHSRT. Sister Agnes worked in the Radiology Department at Catholic Medical Center (CMC) for 29 years, and retired in 1998 after 51 years of service at Sacred Heart Hospital and Catholic Medical Center. She worked for another eight years in the CMC Parish Nurse Program.
Sister Mary Agnes is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Jane Martin of Andover, Mass., and Mrs. Elizabeth O’Brien of East Boston; several nieces and nephews; and her Mercy community.
ARRANGEMENTS: A calling hour will be held Tuesday, July 8, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Warde Health Center, 21 Searles Road, Windham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in the Warde Health Center chapel. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford, N.H. Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, 21 Searles Road, P.O. Box 420, Windham, NH 03087-0420. Douglas & Johnson Funeral Hoime, 214 Main St., Salem N.H., has care of the arrangements.
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