Sister Mary Infantina Mulcahy, O.S.F.


ALLEGANY, N.Y.— Franciscan Sister Mary Infantina Mulcahy, 92, a retired educator, died Jan. 13 at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse.

Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Blunt) Mulcahy and was baptized Elizabeth Mulcahy.

She was received into the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse on Aug. 15, 1939, and professed her final religious vows on Aug. 16, 1946. She attended the former St. Charles School and St. Clare High School, both in Woonsocket. She studied at Rhode Island College and later at St. Bonaventure University, Olean, N.Y.

Sister Mulcahy ministered as a classroom teacher, and taught Kindergarten through Grade 8 in schools staffed by her religious community in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and New Jersey. She also offered music lessons and was an accomplished organist.

Sister Mulcahy was predeceased by her parents, brothers Joseph and John Mulcahy, as well as sisters, Sarah, Catherine and Ethel Mulcahy.

She is survived by two brothers, Charles Mulcahy of California and Francis Mulcahy of Massachusetts; and two sisters, Mary Lemeir and Olive Richard, both of Rhode Island.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 18 in the chapel of St. Elizabeth Motherhouse, followed by burial in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany, N.Y.