Sister Michael Mary Brabner, RSM, dies in Savannah

Originally Appeared in : 9909-4/25/19

Sister Michael Mary Brabner, a Religious Sister of Mercy, died on April 19 at Mercy Convent in Savannah.


Sister Michael Mary was born Edith Reynalds Brabner on May 29, 1940 to Ernest and Edith Brabner of Mobile, Alabama. She attended Catholic parochial grade school in Chickasaw, Alabama and the Convent of Mercy in Mobile for high school. After graduating in 1958, she entered the novitiate of the Sisters of Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Mount Saint Agnes College in Baltimore, and her Master's degree from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. She taught at schools in Alabama, Georgia and Maryland.


Her special love for St. Vincent's Academy in Savannah shone through her many years of service as Assistant Principal, teacher, counselor, and sports fan.


Sr. Michael Mary is survived by her Mercy Community and by her siblings, Ernest (Nancy), Ruth (Bob), Dick (Dotsie), Billy (Pat); Sister-in-law Sheron (deceased Jimmy) and numerous cousins.


Funeral services were held at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Savannah.


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