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Priscilla L. Beirne, retired Baltimore City educator, dies

Priscilla L. Beirne, retired Baltimore City educator, dies

Priscilla L. Beirne, a retired Baltimore city public school educator who enjoyed reading, died Wednesday at her North Homeland residence from respiratory failure. She was 89.

The former Priscilla Griswold Long was the daughter of Dr. Perrin H. Long, who was head of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Medical School and a pioneer in the field of wonder drugs, and Elizabeth Griswold Long, a founder of the Baltimore chapter of Planned Parenthood. She was born in Hartford, Conn., and came to Baltimore when she was six weeks old, when her father joined Hopkins.

Raised on Thornhill Road in Homeland, she was a 1947 graduate of Roland Park Country School. She...

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