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Mary Therese Freymann, BVM

Mary Therese Freymann, BVM

Sister Mary Therese Freymann, BVM (Marcina), 84, of Chicago, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at the Rush University Medical Center, Chicago.

Services were July 8, 2019, at St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Maywood, Ill., followed by Mass of Christian Burial. Rite of Committal and Burial were held July 9 at Mount Carmel, Dubuque, Iowa.

Sister Mary Therese ministered as an elementary teacher in Emmetsburg, Iowa, Grayslake and Maywood, Ill., and Chicago where she also served in elementary schools as technology coordinator, marketing director and assistant principal.

She was born on Dec. 11, 1934, in Dubuque, Iowa, to Aloysius and Leone Belken Freymann. She entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1952, from St. Robert Parish, Shorewood, Wis. She professed first vows on March 19, 1955, and final vows on July 16, 1960.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Joan Van Alen. She is survived by nieces and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 66 years.

Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or make an online gift.

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  1. I met Sister Mary many years ago at St. Barbara’s Bingo. She was vary kind and understanding . She was very lucky at bingo. She also gave me many teaching points to help me in my first grade class. I will remember sister in my prayers and thoughts . May eternal light shine upon her and may her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

    Brother Tom Glaser O.S.F.

  2. So sad to hear about Sister Mary! She was the first really progressive nun I knew, first to change habits, first to change her name, first to wear street clothes. But more than that, I remember her reading to us when we were in 7th grade; I loved that! You are NEVER too old to be read to and I’m so glad I was able to tell her that at our class of 1969 St. Eulalia 45th reunion.

  3. Sister was progressive in her knowledge and mission of justice for the poor. She gave us a sense of urgency to pray and believe God for His power. Her focus on South America expanded our horizons. I know she heard ‘Enter thou good and faithful servant’. She will be dearly missed. ~ St. Eulalia Class of 1969

  4. Dearest Sister Therese: May you ride on Angels wings to the right side of God our Father. Then RIP forever in Heaven
    As only one of your former Saint Eulalia students. I Thank you , ❤️

  5. Bittersweet…..The best teacher ever at St Eulalia. I adored Sister Mary Therese for her strength and encouragement to all that entered her life. Will be truly missed ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  6. Sister was my religion teacher in fourth grade and homeroom teacher in 7th grade. She always said she taught 8th grade, but there were two years when there were only two 8th grade classes; and I was in one of them!
    Sister was also my friend.she helped me find my way out of the desert, and back into parish life at Eulalia. Through CRHP, she became my sister. There is a special place in my heart that belongs to her. Rest well, my sister, my friend.

  7. Sr. Mary Therese stepped into my life as my 8th Grade teacher and her footprints never left. Her life lessons have lead and directed my life and more than any textbook could ever provide. Until the end she walked with Grace. Until we meet again we all agree a job well done for she was a good and faithful servant. Lord bring comfort for those lives she leaves behind. God bless you all.

  8. Thank you Sister Mary Therese for your wisdom, kindness and many years of friendship to many of my family members. I pray that you are resting in peace with God our father.

  9. You were my favorite teacher at St. Eulalia Sr. Mary Therese, and we share the same name, I always thought that was pretty special. Thank you for your love, & wisdom.
    Heaven has truly gained an angel.
    Class of 1974

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