Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

St. Mary's Oldest Alumnus Turns 100

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

St. Mary's Oldest Alumnus Turns 100

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Eleanor Halloran of Mount Washington is clearly from healthy Irish stock. The 1935 graduate of St. Mary's of the Mount is the school's oldest living alumnus. She's outlived her famous cousin, Monsignor Charles Owen Rice, "the Labor Priest" who died at age 97.

She was born on Jan. 15, 1917, in New York City and moved to Pittsburgh with her parents, Joseph and Ida Rice, her younger sister, Lucille, and several relatives, including two boys who would become monsignors - Charles Owen and his brother, Patrick.

Although she received a four-year scholarship to a small Catholic college, she attended Business Training College (now Park Point University) in Downtown and received a secretarial certificate.

She worked as a legal secretary for the Internal Revenue Service in the Bureau of Alcohol and Tobacco Tax until 1945, when she married World War II veteran William Halloran. …

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