Mercy Sister Mary Ann Liddy, 80, who served 25 years as teacher and school counselor at Atlantic City’s Our Lady Star of the Sea School, died May 15.
A Sister of Mercy for 62 years and an educator at heart, Sister Mary Ann taught at Our Lady Star of the Sea, as well as in the Trenton and Metuchen dioceses. She was also a school principal, serving at Saint Joseph School, Trenton for six years, and Saint Matthew School, Edison for eight.
Born in Philadelphia on Aug. 15, 1938, she was the eldest child of the late Joe and Sis Liddy. In 1956, she entered the Sisters of Mercy, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgian Court College; a master’s from Trenton State College; and furthered her studies at Fordham, Rutgers and Rowan universities with certifications in nursery school education, elementary education, principal and supervision, and counseling.
In a statement announcing her passing, her religious community called Sister Mary Ann “compassionate, prayerful, gentle and strong,” and noted that she “was an avid fan of all Philadelphia sports teams, especially the Phillies and the Eagles. In addition to her devotion to prayer and helping others, she enjoyed spending time with her family whom she dearly loved.”
Sister was predeceased by her brother-in-law Terry Watson and life-long friend, Sister Margaret Bulfin. She is survived by sisters Joyce (Jack) Krohn and Trudy Watson, brother Joe (Sue) Liddy, five nieces, three nephews, 10 grandnieces, 11 grandnephews and many Sisters of Mercy.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Atlantic City on May 18. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Mays Landing.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, Mid-Atlantic Community, 1645 Highway 22, Watchung, NJ 07069 or Our Lady Star of the Sea School 15 N California Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401.