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Little Rock native worked as a teacher for 30 years

Published: March 10, 2023   

Sister Mary Angeline Massery, a retired teacher and member of Holy Angels Convent in Jonesboro for 77 years, died Feb. 26. She was 94.

Born Margaret Carolyn Massery in Little Rock Feb. 28, 1928 to the late Jim and Mary Fitzgerald Massery, she attended high school at Holy Angels Academy in Jonesboro, entered the Olivetan Benedictine Sisters in 1946, made first vows in 1947 and final vows in 1951.

Sister Angeline spent her early years as a sister cooking for Holy Angels Convent and St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro and St. John Seminary and St. Andrew Cathedral School in Little Rock. After earning a bachelor’s degree in education from Arkansas State University, she began a teaching career that spanned more than 30 years at Catholic schools in central and northeast Arkansas. In July 2022, she celebrated 75 years of religious life.

She is survived by two brothers, Richard Massery and Bob Massery, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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