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Sister Kathleen O’Briencenecal emblemO'BRIEN

Sister Kathleen O’Brien, a Cenacle Sister for 48 years, passed away November 22, 2020 in Chicago; she was 91 years of age.  Sr. Kathleen was the daughter of the late James Joseph O’Brien and Margaret O’Brien, nee Burns from Brooklyn, NY.   She is pre-deceased by her brother James.  She is survived by her sister-in-law Mrs. Agnes O’Brien and niece Jean Magarian.

Prior to entering the Cenacle, Sr. Kathleen was a beloved member of the Nursing Sisters, CIJ in Rockville Centre, NY for 20 years.  During her time in the Cenacle, Sr. Kathleen served the Cenacle in a variety of communities and retreat centers in Ronkonkoma, Flushing, Ardsley, Bedford Village and Bedford Hills, NY, and Pittsburgh, PA.  She also served the congregation as Province Leader.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM, Rev. James Gschwend, SJ, presiding.  Live streaming of the Service will be available at and can be viewed at that link for ten days following the Mass.  Arrangements entrusted to M.J. Suerth Funeral Home.  For further information 773-631-1240 or

Sr. Kathleen will be interred at the Cenacle Sisters’ St. Regis Cemetery in Ronkonkoma, NY at a later date.