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 Bernadette Wynne

    Age 83

    Mid-Atlantic

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    During her life, Sister Bernadette (Bernie) ministered in education in the dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre, both in New York.

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  • Sister Mary Paula Richard

    Age 93

    Mid-Atlantic

    Friday, February 16, 2018

    Sister Mary Paula served as an operating nurse, community coordinator and manager of Villa Catherine.

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  • Sister Mary Mahoney

    Age 86

    Northeast

    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    Sister Mary Mahoney’s years in active ministry included elementary education and administration, as well as adult religious education and parish ministry.

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  • Sister Maris Stella Laliberte

    Age 88

    Northeast

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    Sister Maris Stella was a dedicated educator, excelling as a teacher of French culture and language.

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  • Sister Ann Heavey

    Age 90

    Mid-Atlantic

    Monday, February 5, 2018

    Ann was a sweet, unassuming and gracious woman, well-loved by family and friends.

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  • Sister Mary Conlon

    Age 85

    Northeast

    Sunday, February 4, 2018

    Sister Mary Conlon was a compassionate religious woman who touched, with Mercy, the lives of the children she taught.

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  • Sister Mary Vianney Johnson

    Age 84

    South Central

    Friday, February 2, 2018

    Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Sister Mary Vianney Johnson entered the Sisters of Mercy on September 8, 1951.

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  • Sister Mary Franceline Marsh

    Age 101

    Mid-Atlantic

    Friday, February 2, 2018

    Sister Mary Franceline will be remembered for her dry sense of humor, winning smile and passion for service.

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  • Sister Mary Ann Dirr

    Age 74

    Mid-Atlantic

    Thursday, February 1, 2018

    Sister Mary Ann was talented, creative and prayerful and had a great love for people who are poor.

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  • Sister Edith Francione

    Age 92

    New York, Pennsylvania, Pacific West

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    Sister Edith Francione was an educator who later ministered to the terminally ill.

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