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Sister Mary Eileen


Sister Mary Eileen Caulfield, R.G.S., retired bookkeeper at the Good Shepherd Center, died Wednesday at St. Agnes Hospital after an apparent heart attack. She was 81 and lived at the center.

A Mass of Christian burial for Sister Mary Eileen was being offered today at the center, 4100 Maple Ave., Halethorpe.

From 1971 to 1987, she was the bookkeeper at the Roman Catholic center, which treats girls who have emotional or behavioral problems.

Born Helen Theresa Caulfield in Baltimore, she entered the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in 1934.

She supervised a laundry and kitchen at an institution operated by her order in Washington during the 1930s and 1940s. Then, for about 20 years, she was assistant group leader at a home for girls in Batesburg, S.C.

For about five years before moving to the Halethorpe center, she supervised the kitchen at the old House of the Good Shepherd on Calverton Road.

She was known among the sisters for her sense of humor. She wrote poetry, was an Orioles fan and had a strong interest in nature.

Her survivors include many nieces and nephews.

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