Sister Mary Madonna Gies, a retired parochial school teacher and principal, died of congestive heart failure March 7 at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 89.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Elsinore Avenue, she was the daughter of William F. Gies, a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad clerk, and his wife, Ethel Lochboehler.
She attended St. Cecilia School in Walbrook and was a 1945 graduate of Seton High School. She entered the Sisters of Mercy the same year.
She obtained a bachelor of arts degree in education at Mount Saint Agnes College and a master’s degree in administration at Loyola University Maryland.
From 1948 until 1987 she taught or served as principal at...