Sister Marie Foley, a retired Mercy High School faculty member who counseled students for four decades, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Friday at her order's Baltimore County retirement convent.
She was 86 and had been a Sister of Mercy for 66 years.
Born in Watertown, S.D., she was the daughter of Marie Rogers and Andrew Foley.
According to a biography supplied by her order, she came to Baltimore in 1948 as a lay student at the former Mount Saint Agnes College in Mount Washington.
"She quickly earned a reputation as a highly competitive athlete and a fun-loving free spirit who was not noticeably enthusiastic about the academic side of college...