A mass of Christian burial took place Dec. 28 for Sister Maureen Killough, 82, of Jersey City, formerly Sister Rose Michael, a Sister of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. She died Dec. 21at the Villa at Florham Park. Sister Maureen was born in Jersey City, the daughter of Walter and Julia Donnelly Killough, and entered the Sisters of Charity in 1952. She was a member for 64 years. Sister Maureen graduated from the College of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, with a B.A. degree in History, and received an M.A. degree in Elementary Education from Seton Hall University, South Orange.
Sister Maureen served in the education ministry in New Jersey. She served as a teacher at St. Margaret of Scotland School, Morristown; St. Cecilia Elementary School, Englewood; St. Patrick School, Jersey City. Sister served as Principal in Sacred Heart Elementary School, Jersey City for twenty six years, from 1972 – 1998. She continued her ministry to students and families until 2009. She retired to the Villa in 2009 where she resided until her death. She is survived by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth; her sisters, Sister Margaret Killough, SC and Julia Shevlino of Brick; her brother Walter and his wife Eleanor of Mahwah; many nephews and nieces.
Services arranged by the S.J. Priola Parsippany Funeral Service, Lake Hiawatha.

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