Remembrances

Will we all meet in heaven? O what joy to even think of it.

Catherine McAuley

Please join in both the joy and sorrow of celebrating the lives of Sisters of Mercy who have gone before us. Let us always remember that it is on their shoulders that we stand.

Obituaries are posted for a period of three months. For inquiries about a sister's death prior to that timeframe, please contact our archivists using our online form

  • Sister Jane Dever

    Age 95

    Mid-Atlantic

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    Sister Jane was born and raised in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and embraced a life of ministry in New Jersey when she entered the Sisters of Mercy in Watchung in 1945.

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  • Sister Mary Elaine Peters

    Age 92

    Mid-Atlantic

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

    Born in Nicktown, Pennsylvania, one of 15 children, Sister Elaine demonstrated her loving devotion to her family all the days of her life.

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  • Sister Valery Heffner

    Age 93

    West Midwest

    Sunday, April 25, 2021

    Sister Valery was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating from Mercy High School in 1945, she entered the Sisters of Mercy in Chicago, Illinois.

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  • Sister Marilyn Rose Dietz

    Age 85

    South Central

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

    A Sister of Mercy for 67 years, Sister Marilyn Rose Dietz entered the Community in Cincinnati, Ohio, which was her birthplace.

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  • Sister Mary Hugh Mauldin

    Age 83

    South Central

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

    Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Sister Mary Hugh Mauldin was part of a Navy family. A Sister of Mercy for 65 years, she ministered in education, from elementary school through college.

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  • Sister Mary Camille Kelley

    Age 89

    West Midwest

    Sunday, April 18, 2021

    Sister Mary Camille grew up in Detroit, Michigan, with four brothers and became part of the first class to enter the newly completed Our Lady of Mercy High School.

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  • Sister Mary Rita Ruetz

    Age 90

    West Midwest

    Friday, April 16, 2021

    Sister Rita came to know the Sisters of Mercy as a child and joined the community in Detroit, Michigan, on September 7, 1949. On August 16, 1955, she made perpetual vows as a Sister of Mercy.

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  • Sister Mary Cyrilla Jegla

    Age 89

    West Midwest

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

    Sister Mary Cyrilla joined the Sisters of Mercy in Detroit, Michigan, in 1950 and made final vows on August 16, 1956. Her early years of ministry were in education, serving as a teacher and principal in several parochial schools.

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  • Sister Patricia Donovan

    Age 89

    New York, Pennsylvania West

    Friday, March 26, 2021

    Sister Patricia, an educator who strove for social justice, came to know the Sisters of Mercy as an English teacher at Bishop Quigley High School in Buffalo, New York. Three years later, she entered the Sisters of Mercy in Buffalo.

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  • Sister Mary Ellen Greeley

    Age 90

    South Central

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Sister Mary Ellen was a Sister of Mercy for 72 years. She ministered in education, pastoral care and mission integration, most recently as a sister chaplain at Mercy Health Care System in Chesterfield, Missouri.

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