Sister Theresa Martin, baptized Anna Elizabeth Pigott, was born on October 25, 1923, in Detroit. She was the third of six children born to Peter and Katherine (Walsh) Pigott. Her mother was born in County Limerick, Ireland, and her father was born of Irish immigrants in Erie, Pennsylvania. His family eventually moved to Highland Park, Michigan where jobs were more available. Her parents were married in 1918 in Detroit.
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SisterTheresa Martin has been a blessed force in my life throughout the 58 years I have known her. We first met in Las Vegas,Nevada -- the town that never sleeps -- in 1959. She loved being there and bubbled with her perennially optimistic outlook on life. She was always witty, wise, and loving to everyone she ever met. Where ever she was , she never failed to send Christmas and birthday cards. We are all so fortunate to have had her friendship in our lives. I will miss her.
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