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|Powell, Sr. Maeve|
Sr. Maeve Powell
Maeve, later to be known for some time as Sr. Marius, was from Cork and came to MMM as a qualified doctor on September 27th 1953.
Maeve was a niece of a very famous Irishman called Michael Collins and was proud of this connection.
Her overseas assignment was Nigeria, where she never spared herself, working in Anua, Ado Ekete, Eleta, Ogoja, and Afikpo, before finally being assigned to the Ireland/England Region.
On retiring to Ireland, after one year on promotion work, she became involved in HIV/AIDS ministry and threw herself wholeheartedly into this work at Coolmine, Dublin, during which time she lived in the MMM house in Clonsilla.
Eventually that ministry had to be relinquished too, but by then, she was considered almost the heart and soul of the community in Mell where she poured her energies into laying out and tending the lawn and garden at the back.
Shortly before her unexpected death, the film "Michael Collins" was released. Maeve and several of her family members were invited to the preview. Maybe the family was not happy with the historical accuracy of the film (about which there was a measure of controversy). This would have been stressful for Maeve. She was admitted for a check-up to the IMTH soon after and died unexpectedly within a few days. She is buried in Drogheda.