Sister Mary D. O’Connor, baptized Gertrude Dorothea, was born on February 22, 1931, in Paterson, New Jersey. She was the youngest of three girls born to George and Gertrude (Patten) O’Connor. Ann and Katherine were her two sisters. Her father, who was born in Chaumont, New York, was employed as a mechanical engineer. Her mother was born in Lorain, Ohio.
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