Sister Miriam McBurnie


CUMBERLAND — Mercy Sister Miriam Ann McBurnie, 67, died February 4 at Mount St. Rita Health Centre.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late John T. H. and Helen (Martin) McBurnie. She was baptized Margaret M. McBurnie.

She entered the Sisters of Mercy on September 8, 1958 and professed her perpetual vows on August 16, 1966.

Sister McBurnie taught in various elementary schools in the Diocese of Providence, and in 1970 was missioned to the former St. Xavier Academy, Providence. In 1978, she was assigned to St. Leo the Great School, Pawtucket, where she remained until last year, when she retired because of illness.

She is survived by a sister, Anne Watts of Cranston. She was also the sister of the late Joseph McBurnie.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated February 7 in Mount St. Rita Chapel. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland.