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 Carolyn Parker

    Age 76

    Mid-Atlantic

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    Both upstate and downstate New York were the beneficiaries of Sister Carolyn’s varied ministries.

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  • Sister Patricia A. Murphy

    Age 85

    West Midwest

    Wednesday, August 19, 2020

    Sister Pat grew up on Chicago’s southwest side and attended Saint Clotilde Elementary School and Mercy High School, both staffed by the Sisters of Mercy.

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  • Sister Philomena Husak

    Age 98

    West Midwest

    Wednesday, August 19, 2020

    Sister Philomena graduated from Mount Mercy Academy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1954, and entered the Cedar Rapids Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy in 1951.

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  • Sister Marie James McCallen

    Age 83

    Mid-Atlantic

    Saturday, August 15, 2020

    Sister Marie James was from Watertown, New York, and entered the Community in Tarrytown, New York, on September 8, 1955.

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  • Sister Amy Hoey

    Age 89

    Northeast

    Friday, August 14, 2020

    Sister Amy (formerly M. Amy Xavier) Hoey, a Sister of Mercy for 68 years, was a native of East Boston, Massachusetts.

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  • Sister Anne M. O’Brien

    Age 83

    Mid-Atlantic

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020

    Sister Anne was well loved and respected as an English teacher par excellence by thousands of students, many of whom kept in contact with her over the years.

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  • Sister Mary Ruth Boudot

    Age 99

    South Central

    Monday, August 10, 2020

    Sister Ruth entered the Sisters of Mercy in Cincinnati, Ohio, in September 1940. For 40 years, she ministered as an elementary, middle and high school teacher.

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  • Sister Nadine Hargadon

    Age 86

    West Midwest

    Monday, August 3, 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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