M. Beatrice Brunner, SCN, 86, died at Vincentian Home, Pittsburgh, Pa., on January 5, 2013.  Sister had been a woman religious for 67 years.

Sister Beatrice was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and entered the Vincentian Sisters of Charity from St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perryville, Pa.  Sister served in both elementary and secondary education for 20 years in the dioceses of Pittsburgh and Greensburg, Pa.; and Mobile and Birmingham, Ala.

In 1967, Sister Beatrice was assigned to Fonthill, Ontario, Canada, where she taught Science at Notre Dame High School for 24 years. After retiring from teaching, she continued her ministry of service as Pastoral Minister to the people of Star of the Sea Parish in St. Catharine, Ontario until 2009. Sister Beatrice then returned to Pittsburgh where she was part of the Sisters’ Prayer Ministry.

She is survived by her sisters Rose and Loretta; her brothers, Raymond and Andrew, and her Sisters in community.

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