Sister Ann Charles Martin, D.C., (Ann Margaret), 90, died Jan. 3 at St. Louise House in Menands.

Sister Ann Charles was born on Dec. 19, 1929 to Agnes Veronica (Mulvihill) and Charles Francis Martin in Utica and grew up there with her two brothers and a sister. Sister Ann Charles attended Lourdes School and Utica Catholic Academy, both staffed by the Daughters of Charity, graduating from high school in 1948. She then entered the Community in Emmitsburg, Md.

After completing initial formation, she began her ministry of teaching which she continued until her retirement. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from St. Joseph College, Emmitsburg, Md., and a master’s degree in education reading from The College of St. Rose.  As a teacher, she influenced many children on the primary and secondary level in Baltimore, Petersburg, Va., Troy, Norfolk, Va., Wilmington, Del., and Canastota. Sister Ann Charles also returned to her hometown of Utica three different times over a total of  24 years, teaching at Utica Catholic Academy/Notre Dame High School and Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School.   

Sister Ann Charles retired to St. Louise House, Menands in November of 2007 where she participated in the Ministry of Prayer until her death. 
She is survived by her brother Charles Martin of Whitesboro, her sister Susan McNally of Churchville, her sister-in-law Loretta Martin of Cape Vincent, many nieces and nephews and her Sisters in Community. She was preceded in death by her brother, Bob, of Cape Vincent.   

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Jan. 10 at DePaul Chapel. Donations in Sister Ann Charles’ memory may be mailed to the Daughters of Charity, 4330 Olive Street, St. Louis, Mo., 63108.