Sister Anne Marie Mullen served in education, behavioral health and other fields

Sister Anne Marie (St. Bridget) Mullen took on multiple roles as a Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

During her 69 years of religious life, Sister Anne Marie served as a teacher, principal and day care administrator in Omaha. Elsewhere she served as a behavioral health executive, counselor, computer technician and bookkeeper.

She died Nov. 10 at Caritas Center in Dubuque, Iowa. She was 87.

Funeral services were held Nov. 16, with burial at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Dubuque.

Sister Anne Marie was born and raised in Omaha’s St. Bridget Parish and graduated from the former Cathedral High School in Omaha in 1950.

She entered the Sisters of Charity a year later, and professed first vows in 1954 and final vows in 1959.

Sister Anne Marie earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Clarke University in Dubuque in 1967 and a master’s degree in counseling and guidance from Creighton University in Omaha in 1971.

She taught at St. Bridget from 1968 to 1972 and was executive director of the former St. James Home and Day Care Center in Omaha from 1972 to 1977.

She also served as an elementary school teacher in Des Moines, Iowa; Chicago; Boulder, Colorado; Butte, Montana; and Stockton, California.

Sister Anne Marie was executive director of a behavioral health center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and a secondary counselor in San Francisco and Chicago, where she also worked as a computer technician and bookkeeper.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Florence (Mullaly) Mullen; sister, Betty Jeanne (Eugene) Hebert; and brother John (Jack) Mullen.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Roberta Mullen of Papillion; nieces and nephews; and the Sisters of Charity.

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