Sister Margaret's Story
Sister Margaret Frederick, O.S.B., a Benedictine Sister of Sacred Heart
Monastery in Cullman, AL, died on December 22, 2017, at the age of 82.
Reception of the Body with Vespers of the Dead will be Tuesday, December 26, 2017,
at 4:45 PM in Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel in Cullman, followed by Visitation. The Mass
of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, with
interment to follow in the monastery cemetery.
Born August 4, 1935, in Miami, Florida, to Robert deRolfe and Sarah Wilson
Frederick, Sister Margaret entered the Benedictine Sisters in Cullman in 1953. The
following year she entered the Novitiate, receiving her Religious name of Sister Mary
Stephen. In 1955, she made her First Monastic Profession, with her Perpetual Monastic
Profession following in 1958.
Sister Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother Robert
deRolfe Frederick, Jr. Survivors include her Benedictine Sisters, her sister Mary Michael
Gaynor (John), sister-in-law Nancy Frederick, and eight nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Benedictine Sisters of
Cullman, AL, 916 Convent Rd., Cullman, AL, 35055
Published on December 25, 2017