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 Kathleen Marie Carroll

    Age 83

    Mid-Atlantic

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

    During the 1970s and 1980s, Sister Kathleen served in several roles, including teacher at Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and clinical chaplain at Loysville Youth Development Center in Harrisburg.

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  • Sister Kathleen Anne McKee

    Age 88

    Mid-Atlantic

    Thursday, November 19, 2020

    Sister Kathleen Anne enjoyed a lifelong ministry in elementary education, teaching in both the Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina, and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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  • Sister Mary Ellen Devereux

    Age 93

    West Midwest

    Saturday, November 14, 2020

    At Sister Mary Ellen’s baptism, her godmother, who was preparing to enter the Franciscans, prayed she would also become a sister but forgot to specify which order!

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  • Sister Marilyn Wallace

    Age 78

    West Midwest

    Saturday, November 14, 2020

    Sister Marilyn was born in Long Beach, California, and graduated from Mercy High School in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1960.

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  • Sister Clare Smith

    Age 93

    New York, Pennsylvania West

    Monday, November 9, 2020

    The former Sister M. Callistus was a Sister of Mercy for 71 years who taught French, Spanish,and Latin at various area Catholic schools in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area.

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  • Sister Mary Miguel Gassmann

    Age 100

    West Midwest

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    Sister Miguel was born in Valley City, North Dakota, and recalled seeing a Sister of Mercy dressed in white when she was in the third grade.

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  • Sister Barbara Moran

    Age 88

    West Midwest

    Monday, November 2, 2020

    Sister Barbara entered the Burlingame Community in 1950, professed vows in 1953 and was given the religious name Sister Mary Christine.

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  • Sister Mary Sharon Ekler

    Age 88

    West Midwest

    Saturday, October 31, 2020

    Sister Mary Sharon came to know the Sisters of Mercy at a young age. When she was just 14, her eldest sister (Sister Mary del Rey) joined the religious community.

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  • Sister Joanne Mary Braeunig

    Age 89

    South Central

    Saturday, October 31, 2020

    Sister Joanne Mary Braeunig was born in Sandusky, Ohio, on St. Patrick’s Day in 1931. Her early ministry was teaching elementary school in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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  • Sister Maria Elena Gonzalez

    Age 79

    South Central

    Saturday, October 31, 2020

    Sister Maria Elena Gonzalez was born in Amarillo, Texas. A Sister of Mercy for 61 years, she entered the Community in Frontenac, Missouri.

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