Sister Theresa Cunningham was born in Wext Roxbury, MA, to parents Francis and Rose (Branley) Cunningham. She had eight siblings. She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1945, taking the religious name Sr. Rose Frances. She earned a bachelor's degree in English and History from Emmanuel College and a master's in educational psychology from Salem State University.
Sr. Theresa taught mainly at elementary schools, including teaching art and computer classes. Her final formal assignment was with the Archdiocese of Boston.
Sister Theresa's Ministries
1948-56 St. James School, Salem, MA
1956-57 St. Rita School, Lawrence, MA
1957-60 St. Mary School, Waltham, MA
1960-61 Holy Cross School, Springfield, MA
1961-63 St. Mary School, North End of Boston, MA
1963-64 Holy Rosary School, Lawrence, MA
1964- St. Bartholomew School, Needham, MA
1973-74 St. Gregory Elementary School, Dorchester, MA
1974-77 St. Gregory High School, Dorchester, MA
1977-84 St. Ambrose Elementary School, Dorchester, MA
1984-86 St. Ambrose Elementary School, Dorchester, MA
1990-96 St. Mary Elementary School, Lawrence, MA
1996-2006 Pilot/Directory- Archdiocese of Boston, MA