Monday 19 March 2018

Sister Julie was one of the first American MMMs

Sister Julie Urban was born Anita Urban in Medford, MA, USA in 1927 and after high school worked as a clerk and secretary.

When she joined MMM in Boston in 1951 she was in the first group of novices in the USA.

After profession in 1954 she was assigned to Ireland and worked in the hospital in Drogheda as a medical secretary. In 1959 she went to Anua, Nigeria where she was secretary in St. Luke's Hospital.

Returning to Ireland in 1962, Sister Julie was MMM Secretary General until 1970 and then Assistant for 4 years. After spending 9 years in fundraising in Winchester, USA she worked for 10 years in Chicago in fundraising and as office manager.

From 1994 to 1999 she was business administrator in the nursing facility Aras Mhuire in Drogheda.

She was then local business administrator in Somerville, MA for 11 years. When she retired in 2011, she served as a Eucharistic minister and reader in her local parish.

Ill health necessitated regular nursing care and she moved to Sancta Maria Nursing Facility in Cambridge, MA in 2015.

She died peacefully on 1 August 2017.

Drogheda Independent