MURPHY, Mother Brigid, F.C.J.

Formerly of St. Mary’s Convent, Combermere, died peacefully in Wexford, Ireland on January 15, 2017. Born in New Ross, Ireland, in 1922, Mother Brigid on her first teaching assignment taught grades 1 to 4 (1948-1951) and grades 5 to 8 (1951-1963) at Sacred Heart/Holy Canadian Martyrs School. In 1966, Mother Brigid was appointed Reverent Mother at St. Mary’s Convent. She was highly regarded as both a classroom/music teacher and guidance counsellor. In 1973, she went to Toronto where she was involved with St. Michael’s College. When Brigid retired in 1998, she returned to Wexford, Ireland to be close to her family. Brigid leaves a wide circle of friends and former students who will miss her, and remember her extraordinary singing voice. A Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Rathgarogue Church in Wexford.