New Sisters Maria And Ellen 12
Almost from birth, Tallchief was involved in dance, starting formal lessons at age three. When she was eight, her family relocated from her birth home of Fairfax, Oklahoma, to Los Angeles, California. The purpose of the move was to advance the careers of Maria and her younger sister, Marjorie. Both sisters became dance professionals and leading figures.
New Sisters Maria And Ellen 12
In August 2013, Sister went to St. Matthew Convent/School in Philadelphia where she served as a faithful IHM Sister and an excellent Vice Principal at St. Matthew Parish until her death on May 7, 2020. May her beautiful soul rest in peace.
Her parents, Howard and Elizabeth (Fahey) Kane, her brothers Elmer (Nell), Preston (Madeline), Walter (Charlotte), Edward (Margaret), Howard (Rita), and her sisters Jessie, Dolores (James), Eleanor (Joseph) predecease Sister Geraldine. Sister is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and her Congregation of IHM Sisters.
Her parents James and Bridget (Mitchell) Sweeney, her brother Alexander (Mary), and her sisters Catherine Ellis (William), Teresa Cornish (William), Margaret Borio (Edward), Mary, and Elizabeth predecease Sister Marian Regina.
Reverend William Dean celebrated the Funeral Mass on Wednesday, January 23 at Camilla Hall. Reverend Joseph McGeown, a long-time friend of Sister Mary, delivered a beautiful, meaningful homily. Sister Mary has a very large family and in attendance were many, many family members, friends and beloved IHM Sisters. Sister is survived by her brothers Joseph (Joann), Francis, her sisters Catherine McManus, Roseanne Norris (Walter), Marguerite Teresa Gaffney (Joseph), Eileen Hill, her sister-in-law Doris and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
In addition to her loving congregation of IHM Sisters, she is survived by her sisters, Sister Marie Hubert, IHM, Ellen Pels (Robert), Loretta Vancho, Patricia Kealy, and her brother, John Kealy. She was predeceased by her parents Hubert and Catherine (Houston) Kealy and her brother, Rev. Hubert Kealy.
In addition to her congregation of IHM Sisters, Sister is survived by her sisters, Mary (James) Donahue, Regina (Thomas) Hoy; her brothers, Bill Longen, and Joseph (Terry) Bruno; and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
In addition to her IHM congregation, Sister is survived by her loving parents, Edward and Marjorie Slear Ellis, her brothers, Thomas (Katharine), James, Paul (Trinh), Mark (Sydney), her sisters Kathleen Ellis, Ann Woolley (Hunter), and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents James and Sophia Kennedy Donahue, her brother James (Stella), her sisters, Emma Duffy, Margaret, Irene, Marie, Catherine, Anne (William) Reilly, and brother-in-law Arthur Davis.
In addition to her congregation of IHM Sisters, she is survived by her brothers, Dennis (Dolores) Boell, Joseph Boell; sisters, Elaine, Regina Jakimowicz (James); her sister-in-law Kathleen (Norman), Patricia (John); and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Sister was predeceased by her parents, William and Marian Sheridan Brophy, her brothers, William, Robert, Joseph, her sisters, Anna Marie (Joseph) Yanak, Rosemary (Joseph) Bradley and her brother-in-law James McDonald.
In addition to her congregation of IHM Sisters, she is survived by her brother-in-law, Harry Bradley, and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Sister was predeceased by her parents, John and Margaret Clark Jones, her sisters, Margaret McLean (Benjamin) and Patricia Bradley.
Sister is survived by members of her religious community, by her brother-in-law Donald Watson, her sister-in-law Joan Hatton, many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her parents John H. Farrell and Margaret Kane Farrell Hatton, her step-father George Hatton, her brothers John (Catherine), George Hatton, and her sisters Margaret, Patricia Watson, and Honey (Robert) Brady.
Sister is survived by members of her religious community, by her sister Winifred Higgins, a brother James (Lorraine) Quinn and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Sister was predeceased by her parents Patrick and Helene Coyne Quinn, her sisters Mary (Charles) Romano, Elizabeth (Roy) Love, Gertrude (Michael) Gallagher, Alice (Donald) Boyle, Helene (Paul) Elliff and her brother-in-law Francis Higgins.
Sister is survived by members of her religious community, her sisters Valerie Sajone and Eileen Fluharty and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her parents, August and Violet Stefanski, a sister Barbara Boris, and brothers-in-law Anthony Sajone and Sunny Fluharty.
Sister is survived by members of her religious community, and by her sister-in-law, Concetta (Robert), and many loving nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Vincent and Anna McGarrity Blankemeyer, her brothers Harry (Peggy), Paul (Lynn), William (Sally), Francis (Eileen) and her sisters Sr. Anna Cecilia, SND, Sister Paul Bernard, IHM, Clare (Richard) Flackler and Cecilia Blankemeyer.
Sister is survived by members of her religious community, by her sister, Sister Margaret John, D.C., her brother-in-law William Conway, and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Sister was predeceased by her parents, John and Margaret Walsh Kelly, her brothers John, Joseph (Edith), James (Kathleen), Thomas (Ursula), Edward (Agnes) , Charles (Margie), Aloysius (Doris), and her sisters , Sister Mary Kelly, IHM and Marguerite Conway.
Sister is survived by members of her Religious Congregation, her brother -in-law, Jack Hurd, sister-in-law Roberta (John) Walsh and many loving nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Anthony and Nora McHale Walsh, sisters Mary (Jack) Mc Kenna, Nora Smith, Margaret (Logue) Hurd and her brothers Anthony J. and John M. Walsh.
Sister is survived by members of her Religious Community, her sister Sara (Robert) DiMarco and her sister-in-law, Gloria (Anthony) and her niece Sister Mary Rose DiMarco, IHM and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Sister was predeceased by her parents Cosimo and Maria Cantarella Riccioli, her brothers Michael (Vivian), Charles (Philomena Rose), and Anthony and her sisters, Josephine (Salvator) Cione and Florence (Antonio) Guardino.
Sister is survived by members of her Religious Community and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Sister was predeceased by her parents, Hugh Mullin and Catherine Gallagher Mullin, her brother Hugh Mullin (June), and sisters Catherine Mandato (Samuel) and Margaret Giovinazzo (Barney).
Family/Friend Visitation will be held Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. with a Prayer Service to start at 12:00 P.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rebeca Garza (Samaria Church, Santa Rosa, TX) officiating. Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery.
In the summer of 2010 she began to visit Samaria Church (Rev. Rebeca Garza) in Santa Rosa, TX. A bond like on other began with her late pastor Rev. Marilanda V. Torres and Rev. Rebeca Garza. Every time Grams would go to the Rio Grande Valley it was like home away from home. At Samaria she was one of the prayer warriors. She was very well respected by each church member. She was a member of over 11 years.
I have 3 sisters Gladys, Annie, Beannie, 4 brothers, Felix, Ed, Lee, Vestine. Some of which has gone to God before me. If I could wish God would let me either take care of his nursery or work in his garden.
We all know the three Brontë sisters: Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë, without doubt the greatest writing family of all time. Many also know of their brother Branwell, a wasted talent who after a failed loved affair killed himself with a cocktail of alcohol and opium. Less well known is that Charlotte also had two elder sisters: Maria (named after her mother who died when Charlotte was five) and Elizabeth. Maria especially was said to be a precocious child, but these two oldest Brontë children died of tuberculosis within six weeks of each other in 1825. They had caught it at the hellish Cowan Bridge school they attended, and where Charlotte was also a scholar. The memories of the place would haunt her forever, until she revealed them in her depiction of Lowood within Jane Eyre.
Honorable UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-moon, respected president of the General Assembly Vuk Jeremic, honorable UN envoy for global education Mr Gordon Brown, respected elders and my dear brothers and sisters: Assalamu alaikum.
I fully support UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in his Global Education First Initiative and the work of UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown and the respectful president of the UN General Assembly Vuk Jeremic. I thank them for the leadership they continue to give. They continue to inspire all of us to action. Dear brothers and sisters, do remember one thing: Malala Day is not my day. Today is the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights.
I am the same Malala. My ambitions are the same. My hopes are the same. And my dreams are the same. Dear sisters and brothers, I am not against anyone. Neither am I here to speak in terms of personal revenge against the Taliban or any other terrorist group. I am here to speak for the right of education for every child. I want education for the sons and daughters of the Taliban and all the terrorists and extremists. I do not even hate the Talib who shot me. Even if there was a gun in my hand and he was standing in front of me, I would not shoot him. This is the compassion I have learned from Mohammed, the prophet of mercy, Jesus Christ and Lord Buddha. This the legacy of change I have inherited from Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Mohammed Ali Jinnah.
Dear sisters and brothers, we realize the importance of light when we see darkness. We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced. In the same way, when we were in Swat, the north of Pakistan, we realized the importance of pens and books when we saw the guns. The wise saying, "The pen is mightier than the sword." It is true. The extremists are afraid of books and pens. The power of education frightens them. They are afraid of women. The power of the voice of women frightens them. This is why they killed 14 innocent students in the recent attack in Quetta. And that is why they kill female teachers. That is why they are blasting schools every day because they were and they are afraid of change and equality that we will bring to our society. And I remember that there was a boy in our school who was asked by a journalist why are the Taliban against education? He answered very simply by pointing to his book, he said, "a Talib doesn't know what is written inside this book."