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 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 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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  • Sister Mary Regina Werntz

    Age 76

    South Central

    Thursday, March 11, 2021

    Sister Mary Regina, a Pennsylvania native, entered the Sisters of Mercy in Dallas, Pennsylvania, in 1962. She taught at Catholic elementary schools in Pennsylvania and New York.

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  • Sister M. Regis Reardon

    Age 98

    Mid-Atlantic

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    After entering the Sisters of Mercy in 1943, Sister Regis earned a Bachelor of Education from Anna Maria College, Paxton, and a Master of Education at Worcester State College in Massachusetts.

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  • Sister Mary Jerome Spradley

    Age 92

    South Central

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

    Sister Jerome graduated from the Mercy School of Nursing in Charlotte, North Carolina, and shortly thereafter realized her calling to the Catholic Church and religious life.

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  • Sister Virgena Clark

    Age 89

    West Midwest

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021

    Sister Virgena, born Therese Marie, came to know the Sisters of Mercy through her brother, Lawrence, an ordained priest assigned to St. Patrick Parish in Janesville, Wisconsin.

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  • Sister Leona Stumpf

    Age 88

    New York, Pennsylvania West

    Monday, February 15, 2021

    A Sister of Mercy for 59 years, Sister Leona taught in Catholic elementary schools in the Pittsburgh and Greenburg, Pennsylvania, dioceses.

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  • Sister Carol Marie Campbell

    Age 84

    West Midwest

    Thursday, February 11, 2021

    Sister Carol grew up in Auburn, Michigan, where the Sisters of Mercy taught her at St. Joseph Parish School. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in Detroit on September 7, 1955, making her perpetual vows on August 16, 1958.

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  • Sister Marjorie Ann McHugh

    Age 86

    Mid-Atlantic

    Thursday, February 4, 2021

    Sister Marjorie grew up in Brooklyn, New York, a city and its people that were at the core of her life of service.

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  • Sister Mary Edwardine (Betty) Brown

    Age 87

    Mid-Atlantic

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    Inspired by the community of sisters who educated her at Holy Cross School in Rumson, New Jersey, and Red Bank Catholic High School in Red Bank, New Jersey, Sister Betty entered the Sisters of Mercy in Watchung, New Jersey, in 1952.

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