Our community is saddened to hear of the passing of Sr Maura McAvoy OP, past Principal of Siena College (1968, 1973, and 1982-1989). Maura had sadly suffered ill health for some time before being admitted to care in 2018. She was 83 years old.
Born in Ireland, Maura came to Melbourne in 1960 and taught with the Brigadine Sisters in Mentone. Her long career of teaching and administration included positions in Watson (ACT), Strathfield, Siena, Newcastle and Maitland. Her keen interest in Catholic education often took her beyond school boundaries, and she was heavily involved in leadership programs and various Dominican committees. After her time at Siena she became Deputy Director of Catholic Education in Tasmania, a position she held for five years.
Her funeral will be held at Santa Sabina Chapel in Sydney on Friday, 10 July at 11.00am and livestreamed (via this link) to the wider congregation.