Saying goodbye to ‘Nun Grandma’: The philanthropist, widow and mother of 10 who gave it all up to spend her last 31 years in a monastery

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Before her death June 5 at 92, Sister Mary Joseph of the Trinity, O.C.D. , was the world’s most unlikely nun — a former millionaire with 10 children, 28 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. “It’s kind of like ‘The Great Gatsby’ turned into ‘The Sound of Music,’” said Jane Gubser, a granddaughter and Evergreen Park native. The woman formerly known as Ann Russell Miller was a railroad heiress, born in 1928, who married young, raised 10 kids, was a board member for dozens of philanthropic organizations, cofounded the northern California chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientis…

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