Taken from the Far East Magazine of the Columban Missionaries dated April 2011
Sister Teresa O'Donnell,after a short illness,died in hospital on the evening of January 26th. She was a 85years old. A native of Kilcar,Co Donegal,Teresa was the youngest of a large family. After she finished her schooling she left her home in the Glen to go to work in America. Some years later she decided to enter the Columban Sister's novitiate in Boston where in due course she made her vows. In the early seventies she was sent to Lima. She gave of herself unstintingly in pastoral and catechetical ministry and was loved by parents and children alike. After ten years,to her great disappointment,her failing health made it necessary for her to leave Lima. Back in the USA,Teresa worked on promotion and later found a new and fruitful ministry among the Latino people of East Los Angeles. A woman of great faith and courage,with a highly develpoed sense of social justice, she headed a food distribution programme as well as being the force behind the evangelization movement in the parish.As her parish priest said she had a'gospel heart.'In her seventies she returned to Ireland and undertook parish ministry in Ashford,Co Wicklow where her gentle outreach won her many friends. Her final years were spent in Magheramore where,as a valued member of the community, her unfailing kindness endeared her to all. She is buried in Magheramore. May she rest in peace.
note: This Obituary comes with a small photo,which I could post the cutting or magazine to anyone interested.