Nun and nurse Agnes Teresa Meany dies at 96

January 12, 2013

Agnes Teresa Meany, 96, a Washington native who was a nun in the Daughters of Charity religious order, died Dec. 14 at the Daughters of Charity senior care residence in Emmitsburg.

She had dementia and suffered complications from a fall sustained a year earlier, said a niece, Maureen Jacobs.

Sister Agnes Teresa, who entered her religious order in 1935, was a nurse and hospital administrator in Maryland for 38 years. She was an associate administrator and senior vice president at Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland, Md., from 1978 to 1987. Previously, she worked as an administrator at Jenkins Memorial Nursing Home and St. Agnes Hospital, both in Baltimore.

She then worked in volunteer services and guest relations at Providence Hospital in Washington until her retirement in 2005. She later moved to Emmitsburg.

Agnes Gertrude Meany was a Washington native and a 1935 graduate of the old Immaculate Conception Academy. She was a 1947 graduate of St. Marys Hospital nursing school in Rochester, N.Y., and received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Catholic University in 1951. In 1962, she received a master’s degree in administration and human relations from Boston University.

Sister Agnes Teresa began her career in health administration in Rochester and Boston before moving back to the Washington area in 1966.

She was a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a professional health-care association.

She had no immediate survivors.

— Megan McDonough

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