Sister Catherine ENRIGHT, 1911-2001
Great Granddaughter of Patrick ENRIGHT 1812 -abt.1868 and Ann McMAHON
possibly ML# 191 on the McCabe List
Subject: Sister Catherine Enright
Sister Catherine Enright (aka: Beatrice Joanna Enright) passed away
Saturday, March 3, 2001 at the Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General
Hospital in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at the age of 90. She entered the
convent (Sisters of the Holy Cross) in 1929 and served as a Sister for
72 years. She also taught school at St. Francis Xavier Catholic
Elementary School in Renfrew, Ontario.
Funeral arrangements are being coordinated with Margery (Lepine) Dolan
of Renfrew, Ontario, and the St. Joseph's Pavillion, St. Laurent,
Montreal, Quebec. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 7 at the St.
Joseph's Pavillion, St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (mother house/
nursing home for retired Sisters). Burial will be at the St. Joseph's
Pavillion Cemetery, St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Beatrice Enright was born January 30, 1911 in Ferguslea, Renfrew,
Parents: Patrick Enright b. March 4, 1870- Sept. 17, 1944 and Catherine
(Katie) Sheahan b. Sept.1, 1868-Dec.22,1941 (Catherine Sheahan is the
daughter of Patrick Sheahan and Mary Conway. Mary Conway is the daughter
of Patrick Conway 1819-Jan. 19, 1893 and Margaret Hanrahan 1821-Sept. 7,
Godparents: Thomas Enright and Catherine McMahon
Grandparents: John Enright abt.1841 in Glin, Limerick, Ireland -d. Nov.
30, 1941 at Hurd's Lake, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada and Johanna McMahon
1852-d. Sept. 6, 1924. (Hurd's Lake is near Calabogie, ON ... Al)
Great grandparents: Patrick Enright 1812 -abt.1868 and Ann McMahon
Beatrice was the youngest and is the last of a generation of Enrights,
predeceased in death by her siblings including two sisters that also
joined the convent.
Children of Patrick Enright and Catherine Sheahan:
1. Jack (John) Enright 1897-1958 .m. Lean Riopelle.
2. Timothy Enright 1899-1975 m.Emma Dupuis.
3. Anna Mary Enright 1900-1984 m. Francis Xavier Lepine (dau. Margery
4. Margaret Katharine (Sister Enda) Enright b. Aug. 28, 1902- d. 1974.
5. Patrick Michael Enright b. Aug. 28, 1902 - d. Sept. 04, 1902 (twin
brother of Margaret).
6. Thomas Joseph Enright 1904- 1974 m. Margaret Devine (my
7. James (Jim) Patrick Enright 1906-1993 m. Anna Mary Kelly, Rose Anna
8. Nora (Sister Frances Teresa) Enright 1907-1987.
9. Beatrice Joanna (Sister Catherine) Enright 1911-2001.
Linda (Enright) Smith
July 11, 2002:
To Linda (Enright) Smith,
My name is Shirley Massé and I am researching my husband’s family. His great-great
grandmother was Catherine Enright, born about 1840 in Ireland. She moved with her
family to Ontario, Canada before 1864. We are trying to find her parents names
and any other information we can on this family.
I saw an article on the internet about the death of Sister Catherine Enright, the
great granddaughter of Patrick Enright and Ann McMahon and thought this may be the
family we were looking for. I was wondering if you may have any information that
may help me determine if this is the correct family.
The information I have is that Catherine Enright had a brother named John, who
married a girl named Norah. Catherine went to Montreal to help a friend, where
she met and married John Thomas BURKE, who was born in Ireland. John Burke was a
soldier in the British Army (Grenadier Guards), who was on duty in Montreal for
awhile. They were married 7 March 1864 by the Chaplain to the Forces. The witness
was Catherine McNeice and Phillip Fry. There were no parents names given. They
returned to England shortly after their marriage.
I would really appreciate any information you may have. Please e-mail me at
January 10, 2004:
I have a Jack (John) Enright form Hurds lake married to Mary Ellen Doyle,
both are in St Francis Xavier Cemetery Renfrew Ontario. Would this Jack be
any relation to them?
E-mail Linda (Enright) Smith, Shirley Massé, Darlene Paquette and Al Lewis
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