Margaret's Story

ST. ALBANS - Sister Margaret Mary Cuddeback, 76, died Thursday, November 6, 2014, at St. Joseph's Convent in Biddeford.

Sister Margaret Mary was born October 18, 1938, in Yakima, Washington, the daughter of Robert and Mary (Maloney) Cuddeback.

From 1960 to 1965 Sister Margaret Mary was a Carmelite Sister for the Aged and Infirm of Hudson, New York, then at the Monastery of St. Therese of the Child Jesus in Detroit, Michigan, for twenty-five years.

Sister Margaret Mary was received as a Hermit by Bishop Joseph J. Gerry OSB in 1994, and began her Hematic life of prayer, solitude, and penance.

She was predeceased by a sister, Cecilia Ann Koreski.

Sister Margaret Mary is survived by two brothers; Robert Cuddeback and Paul Cuddeback and wife Laura, both of Seattle, Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting Hours will be 8:00 - 9:00 AM, Monday, at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM at the Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St, Portland. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. For online guestbook, please visit

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sister Margaret Mary's Memory may be made to Divine Mercy Hermitage, c/o, The Chancery, 510 Ocean Ave., Portland, ME 04103-4936.
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