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SISTER RICHARD MARIE TOAL / 1917-2013


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Kalaupapa patients trusted, cherished their 'fishing nun'

By Pat Gee

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 06, 2013

~~<p>Sister Richard Marie Toal, who served leprosy patients on Kalaupapa for more than 40 years and was known as the &quot;fishing nun,&quot; died Sunday at St. Francis Convent in Manoa. She was 96.</p>
<p>Toal was born in Camden, N.J., and in 1937 entered the St. Francis religious order, now known as the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, according to the Catholic Diocese of Hono&shy;lulu.</p>
~~

Sister Richard Marie Toal, who served leprosy patients on Kalaupapa for more than 40 years and was known as the "fishing nun," died Sunday at St. Francis Convent in Manoa. She was 96.

Toal was born in Camden, N.J., and in 1937 entered the St. Francis religious order, now known as the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, according to the Catholic Diocese of Hono­lulu. Login for more...



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