Sister Eileen Bent, a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, died on Feb. 27, 2016. She was 85.
She was born Dec. 31, 1930 to John and Catherine Bent in Massachusetts. She entered the candidature of the School Sisters on Aug. 28, 1948, the feast of St. Augustine.
As a candidate, she taught for a year at St. Benedict in Baltimore and a year at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, in Camden, N.J., entering the novitiate on July 17, 1950. She received the name Mary Lidwina. She was professed on Aug. 4, 1951.