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Breen-Phillips rector dies

| Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sister Mary McNamara, rector of Breen-Phillips Hall, died Wednesday afternoon from complications resulting from a recent stroke, according to an email sent to students from vice president for student affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding. She was 67.

Sister McNamara was a native of Cleveland and has served as rector of Breen-Phillips Hall since 2012.

“Our deepest condolences and prayers are with the residents of Breen-Phillips Hall, fellow rectors and other members of the Residential Life team, as well as with Sister Mary’s religious community, extended family, campus colleagues and friends,” Hoffmann Harding said in the email.

A memorial service for Sister McNamara will be held in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in the coming days.

Hoffmann Harding said the University Counseling Center (UCC) and Campus Ministry resources are both available to members of the Notre Dame community.

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