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St. Mary's Home/Orphanage-New Bedford, Mass 1955-1956

St. Mary's Home/Orphanage-New Bedford, Mass 1955-1956

Michael Helgeland (View posts)
Posted: 1020216349000
Classification: Query
I am trying to remember the name of the priest who was in charge of St. Marys Childrens Home/Orphanage in New Bedford Mass in 1955-1956. We were there due to my fathers illness and stayed for about one year.

If anyone knows this priests name, is he still alive?
thank you!

Re: St. Mary's Home/Orphanage-New Bedford, Mass 1955-1956

Paul S. Scott (View posts)
Posted: 1058206320000
Classification: Query
Without a doubt it was Father Thompson. I also remember Sister Agnes and my protector, Josephine.

P. S. Scott
(1949-1954)

Re: St. Mary's Home/Orphanage-New Bedford, Mass 1955-1956

martha (View posts)
Posted: 1080325995000
Classification: Query
were you there in the orphange? so, there really was one. was there a sister betiva?

Re: St. Mary's Home/Orphanage-New Bedford, Mass 1955-1956

Posted: 1218422379000
Classification: Query
I was there in the 1960's. It was Sister Dativa (not sure of the spelling). She was up in years when I was there and mostly worked in the kitchen.
I am curious about others who were there.
Joyce

Re: St. Mary's Home/Orphanage-New Bedford, Mass 1955-1956

Posted: 1228463340000
Classification: Census
Surnames: Brito
I found a 1930 census for the orphanage. Searching for a Luciano Brito b 1922 MA who died in San Diego (1983). He wasn't there, but there was a Julia Brito in MA so I looked at it and it was for St Mary's Home. That made me curious so I googled St Mary's Home and found this thread. In case anyone is interested there are 3 pages of "Inmates" with only a few adults.

Re: St. Mary's Home/Orphanage-New Bedford, Mass 1955-1956

Posted: 1243624181000
Classification: Query
Does anyone recall a Sr. Miriam or Mother Killian? If you have any stories to share, please email me! I have many questions about the early years. Thanks

Re: St. Mary's Home/Orphanage-New Bedford, Mass 1955-1956

Posted: 1312686366000
Classification: Query
i was in st marys twice, 4th grade 1969, then again for a few mos. in 5th grade 1970. quite the place! the nuns were very tough! anyone else spend time there in trhe late sixties? i do remember some of the children and nuns and have some stories

Re: St. Mary's Home/Orphanage-New Bedford, Mass 1955-1956

Posted: 1312686705000
Classification: Query
i was there along with two brothers and a sister in 69 and 70. what year where you there? i remember sister lawrence, very strict, and sister james very nice

Re: St. Mary's Home/Orphanage-New Bedford, Mass 1955-1956

Posted: 1313603379000
Classification: Query
I was there also around 1968 -1970 along with my sister and brother. Does anyone remember the nun who was very nice and played the guitar and always sung Puff the Magic dragon.I also remember the nun who was very mean along with others who was not nice at all. All I ever remember was cleaning cleaning cleaning.

Re: St. Mary's Home/Orphanage-New Bedford, Mass 1955-1956

Posted: 1313695942000
Classification: Query
hi, i remember the nice nun, just not her name. she was young,attractive, whore glasses. what is your name? im just wondering if i remember you or your siblings. my name is lee, my brothers bruce and everett and sister hope were there with me. i remember some of the other childrens names as well as some of the nuns. i took my wife there last mos. while on my vacation to mass. walked around the outside, had not been there since i left in 1970, brought back memories, some good , some bad
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