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Sister Cecile Burton, 91, Of Ossining

Sister Cecile Burton
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OSSINING, N.Y. -- Sister Cecile Burton, a resident of Ossining, died Wednesday, Feb.17. She was 91.

She was born Frances Eloise Burton in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 23, 1924, to Frank E, and Cecile R. Burton.

Burton graduated from Little Flower Catholic High School in Pennsylvania in 1942 and Immaculata College, Immaculata, Pa., in 1945 with a bachelor's degree in French and a teacher’s certificate. She entered the Maryknoll Sisters Congregation from St. Martin of Tours Parish in Philadelphia on Sept. 6, 1945, at the Maryknoll Sisters Motherhouse in Ossining, N.Y. At her reception she received the religious name Sister M. Cecile Therese. Sister Cecile made her first Profession of Vows on March 7, 1948 at Maryknoll and her Final Vows on March 7, 1951, also at Maryknoll.

She was predeceased by her sister Joyce, and brother Barry.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. in the Main Chapel at the Center. Interment will follow in the Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery on the Center grounds.

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