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Sisters of the Past

Sister Basil Ellie Moroney

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Profiled June 2012

Ellie Moroney was born in 1883 in Waipawa. 
She received her education from the Sisters of St Joseph and entered the Sisters on 28 February 1902.

For almost 60 years she taught in almost all of the Josephite primary schools, and also taught music until just before her death.  Her gracious charm and serene dignity won the affection of those with whom she came in contact.

In January of 1964 she celebrated her Diamond Jubilee as a Sister, and though partially incapacitated through a fall, she entered into the joy of the occasion.  Typical of her courage throughout her life, she struggled to regain her strength.  However she died suddenly at Sacred Heart Convent on 15 June 1964.

Her Requiem Mass was celebrated in the Chapel and she was buried at Aramoho Cemetery.

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