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Sr. Veronica Grennan, BVM

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Veronica Grennan, 103, died Nov. 22, at Marian Hall in Dubuque, Iowa. Burial is in Mount Carmel cemetery, Dubuque.

In the Archdiocese of Portland, Sister taught at Central Catholic High School. She taught elementary and secondary school and was a principal in Chicago; Cedar Rapids, Cascade and Iowa City, Iowa; Clarksdale, Mississippi; Seattle; and Rock Island, Illinois, where she also served as counselor and in pastoral ministry.

She was born Sept. 17, 1913, in Sterling, Illinois, to John and Mary Loran Grennan. She entered the Blessed Virgin Mary congregation Sept. 8, 1931, and professed first vows March 19, 1934, and final vows Aug. 15, 1939.

She was preceded in death by her brothers Francis and Edward; sisters: Mary Manetta Grennan, BVM; Marie Brophy; and Evelyn Barry. She is survived by a sister, Mary Alice Butler, of Jacksonville, Florida; nieces; nephews; and the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with whom she shared life for 85 years.

Memorials may be given to the Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52003, or online at www.bvmcong.org/whatsnew_obits.cfm.

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