Sister Madonna Sweeney, mfic

Sister Mary Madonna Sweeney, a member of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception for 52 years, died at Marian Manor Nursing Home in South Boston, Thursday September 1, 2011.  Born in Ballyglass, Swinford, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late John and Sabina (Conway) Sweeney.  She is survived by her sister, Sabina O’Donohue of Chicago, many nieces, nephews, extended family, Missionary Franciscan Sisters and friends.  A wake will be held in Mount Alvernia Convent Chapel, 790 Centre St., Newton, MA 02458 on Monday September 5 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM with Wake Service at 6:30 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Chapel Tuesday, September 6, at 10:00 AM, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Sr. Madonna’s memory may be made to the Missionary Franciscan Sisters’ Development Office, 790 Centre St., Newton, MA 02458.