Biography of Sr. Ann Bartholomew, SND

Sr. Ann Bartholomew (Mary Dorothy Grady '28), SND
Emmanuel College President (1960-1969)

Sr. Ann Bartholomew was born Mary Dorothy Grady on January 20, 1906 to Bartholomew and Nora (Sullivan) Grady in Boston, Massachusetts. She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Congregation in 1928, the same year she graduated from Sr. Anne Bartholomew Grady, 1968-1969Emmanuel College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Sr. Ann Bartholomew taught in Peabody, Massachusetts, Newton, Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts and served as the Emmanuel College Registrar before becoming president of the College in 1960. During her time as president, Sr. Ann Bartholomew oversaw the continued expansion of the College (that was initiated with the construction of Alumni Hall in the 1940s) with the construction of St. Ann’s Hall, the campus/coffee shop, Loretto Hall, the Cardinal Cushing Library and St. Joseph’s Hall. In addition to the construction on campus, she was also involved in the creation of a Graduate School and the election of the first lay Board of Trustees members, Henry W. Leen and John E. Sullivan, Jr. After stepping down as Emmanuel College’s president in 1969 Sr. Ann Bartholomew worked with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in Rome, Italy until 1975 when she returned to Ipswich, Massachusetts. Sr. Ann Bartholomew died on August 25, 2001 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

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