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Mary Margaret Tyrrell

Mary Margaret Tyrrell, American community health educator. Registered Nurse, Minnesota. Named Outstanding Alumna award College of St. Scholastica, 1990.


  • Tyrrell, Mary Margaret was born on April 1, 1943 in Superior, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Frank J. and Elsie Mary (Erbeck) O'Brien.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, College of St. Scholastica, 1965. Master of Public Health, University Minnesota, 1979.


    • Patient education coordinator International Diabetes Center, Minneapolis, 1969. Education intern Minnesota Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, 1978-1979. Director aging education Ampere-hour Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, 1979-1981.

      Supervisor St. John's Hospital Home Care, 1981. Community health nurse coordinator Veterans Administration Medical Center, St. Cloud, Minnesota, 1982-1988. Assistant director Minnesota Board of Nursing, St. Paul, 1988-1992.

      Study coordinator Minneapolis Medical Research Federation, Minneapolis, 1992-1995. President Memoirs Inc., St. Paul, since 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Minnesota.


    • Contributor articles to professional publications.


    Member Stearns County Health Advisory Board, St. Cloud, 1983-1989, chair, 1984-1987. Member Minnesota West Central Advisory Board, St. Cloud, 1983-1986, chair 1984-1987. Member Eartwatch-Indonesian Health Care, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1992.

    Lieutenant United States Navy, 1963-1968. Member Minnesota Gerontological Society (treasurer 1991-1993), Minnesota Elders Coalition (executive committee 1992-1996), American Public Health Association, American Gerontological Society, Sigma Theta Tau (committee chair 1991).


    • Married Joseph Mark Tyrrell, August 16, 1969 (divorced January 1975). Children: Corey, Megan.
    • father: Frank J. O'Brien
    • mother: Elsie Mary (Erbeck) O'Brien
    • spouse: Joseph Mark Tyrrell
    • children: Corey Tyrrell
    • Megan Tyrrell
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    Born April 1, 1943
    (age 74)