Sister Marie Therese Pridham


CUMBERLAND – Sr. Marie Therese Priham, 97, a Sister of Mercy, died Wednesday, October 10, at Mt. St. Rita Health Centre.

Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Ellen (Norris) Pridham.

Sr. Pridham entered the Sisters of Mercy on June 25, 1926 and professed her vows on December 27, 1928. She worked in the Diocese of Fall River for 61 years, many of those years teaching at St. Patrick school.

She was also a part-time librarian at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, Mass. from 1978-1988.

Sr. Pridham leaves a sister, Rita Currie, of Saskatoon, Canada. She was also the sister of the late Bernard and William Pridham, Mary Cahtering, Agnes St. George and Catherine Sullivan.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Monday at Mt. St. Rita Chapel; she was buried in Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Mt. St. Rita Heath Centre are appreciated.