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Sister Mary Michelle Carroll, first principal of Mercy High School, dies

Sister Mary Michelle Carroll, first principal of Mercy High School, dies

Sister Mary Michelle Carroll, a member of the Sisters of Mercy and the founding principal of Mercy High School, died Thursday of complications from old age at Mercy Convent in Savannah, Ga. She was 96.

“Sister was such a giant in our Mercy community,” said sister Patricia Smith, also a member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy and a former faculty member who taught Latin, French and religion at the high school on E. Northern Parkway.

“She was a wonderful principal. I was an early faculty member and I remember her saying, “If you have the responsibility to do something, then you have the authority,’” said Sister Patricia, former chair and now a member of the Mercy High School...

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