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Sr. Mary Madonna Gies, who taught in area schools and in the Appalachian Mountains, dies

Sr. Mary Madonna Gies, who taught in area schools and in the Appalachian Mountains, dies

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...

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