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In Memoriam

Sister Maria Fitzgerald was born in Ireland, where she became a member of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 1990 she began working with Loaves & Fishes, and in 1991 began the charity's Jail Visitation Program. She served as its director until 1999, when she became Loaves & Fishes' first Development Director, a position she held until 2002, when she returned to Ireland. She passed away in County Cork, Ireland after a seven-month struggle with cancer this last year.