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 Nadine Hargadon

    Age 86

    West Midwest

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

    After graduating from Siena High School in Chicago, Illinois, Sister Nadine entered the Sisters of Mercy in Des Plaines, Illinois.

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  • Sister Kathleen Ann Quinn

    Age 90

    Mid-Atlantic

    Saturday, July 18, 2020

    During Sister Kathleen’s years in ministry in childcare, she served at St. Mary’s Home in Syosset, New York, and at Mercy Home for Children in Brooklyn, New York.

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  • Sister Canisia Hockensmith

    Age 94

    Mid-Atlantic

    Tuesday, July 14, 2020

    Sister Canisia spent most of her years in ministry in her home diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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  • Sister Paula Mary Aumen

    Age 97

    Mid-Atlantic

    Monday, July 13, 2020

    During Sister Paula Mary’s years in ministry, she taught in the dioceses of Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Altoona-Johnstown in Pennsylvania.

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  • Sister Mary Gabrielle Hoefer

    Age 89

    West Midwest

    Sunday, July 12, 2020

    Sister Gabrielle studied nursing at St. Joseph Mercy School of Nursing in Sioux City, Iowa. She became a registered nurse and made perpetual vows on August 16, 1954.

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  • Sister Mary Clyde Stiers

    Age 82

    South Central

    Saturday, July 11, 2020

    Sister Mary Clyde Stiers, a Sister of Mercy for 59 years, entered the community in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she was born. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati.

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  • Sister Mary Gertrude Quitugua

    Age 88

    South Central

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

    Sister Mary Gertrude Quitugua, also known as Isabel Santos Quitugua, entered the Mercy community on Guam on July 2, 1950.

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  • Sister Mary Agnes Donnelly

    Age 86

    Mid-Atlantic

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

    A teacher and a librarian, Sister Mary Agnes taught in her early years at various schools within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in the Dioceses of Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Raleigh, North Carolina.

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  • Sister Miriam Butz

    Age 98

    Mid-Atlantic

    Sunday, June 28, 2020

    Ministering in elementary education for more than 60 years, Sister Miriam taught in the Harrisburg and Scranton, Pennsylvania, Dioceses.

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  • Sister Mary Angelo Lobato

    Age 97

    West Midwest

    Friday, June 26, 2020

    Sister Angie’s first ministry was teaching. For 20 years, she taught primary, intermediate and junior high students in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; Raton, New Mexico; and Grass Valley, California.

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