Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

As we celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Archdiocese, we look back… on July 16, 1978 when the first Mass was held at St. Monica Church, Northford.
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WEST HARTFORD – Sister Margaret Ann (Mary Edna) Baker, a member of the Sisters of Mercy, died on May 9 at St. Mary Home.

She was born on Feb. 15, 1927, in Hartford, the daughter of the late Henry and Madeline (Jacobs) Baker. She entered the Sisters of Mercy on June 27, 1944, and professed her religious vows on Jan. 2, 1947.

Sister Margaret Ann earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in education from St. Joseph College. She taught in many Catholic schools throughout the state, including at St. Joseph in Meriden where she also was principal; and St. Joseph in Hartford, where she also was co-principal.

She also had a degree in pastoral ministry, and ministered for 15 years as director of pastoral care at St. Mary Home and as resident care coordinator at Mercyknoll before retiring there in 2001.

Sister Margaret Ann is survived by her Mercy community.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 12 in the chapel of St. Mary Home. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery. Donations in Sister Margaret Ann’s memory may be sent to the Sisters of Mercy, 55 E. Cedar St., Newington CT 06111.