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Sister Jean Marie, teacher and Sister of Mercy, dies

Sister Jean Marie Hobbs, a member of the Sisters of Mercy who taught for nearly 50 years, died of cancer April 18 at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 72.

Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Vincent DePaul Hobbs and his wife, Mildred M. Gable. She attended Ss. Philip and James School and was a 1962 graduate of Seton High School.

She joined the Sisters of Mercy at Mount St. Agnes in Mount Washington in 1962.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts at Mount St. Agnes College and received a master's degree in education from what is now Loyola University Maryland.

During her long career she taught at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Mount Washington, Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Loch Raven Village, Mount Washington Country School for Boys, St. Thomas Aquinas School in Hampden, Ss. Philip and James School in Charles Village, Holy Angels Catholic School on Caton Avenue and at St. Peter's Christian Life Center in Southwest Baltimore.

A funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mercy Villa, 6806 Bellona Ave.

Survivors include two sisters, Alice Weinreich of Linthicum and Mildred Riddle of Winchester, Va.; a niece and nephews.

—Jacques Kelly

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