A funeral Mass was offered Jan. 16 in the Teresian House chapel, Albany, for Sister Mary Louise Parkinson, who died Jan. 8. She was 97 and had entered the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1974.

A native of Philadelphia, she worked with children and as a secretary and teacher before entering religious life, including secretarial work at Kenwood Convent in Albany as a layperson and a sister.

Interment was in the Society of the Sacred Heart Cemetery at Kenwood.