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May 9, 1935 – Aug. 20, 2013

Sister Carol McTigue, a teacher and principal in diocesan elementary schools, died Tuesday in Buffalo General Medical Center after a long illness. She was 78.

Born in Buffalo, the youngest of seven children, she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in September 1952 and took her final vows in August 1960. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Mount St. Joseph College in 1964 and a master’s degree in education from Medaille College in 1971.

After assignments in several city, suburban and rural schools until 1966, she lived in Niagara Falls for 22 years.

She taught at St. John de LaSalle School from 1966 to 1970. Her 18 years at Sacred Heart School included 15 years as principal. She subsequently ministered at St. Margaret’s School in Buffalo and worked at The Claremount in Clarence as assistant manager from 1993 to 2002.

Within her community, she was part of the Pre-Associate Program from 1994 to 2000. She retired in 2003.

Survivors include many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 7 p.m. today in the Sisters of St. Joseph Residence, 4975 Strickler Road, Clarence.