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 Julia Godwin

    Age 92

    South Central

    Thursday, December 10, 2020

    Sister Mary Julia Godwin entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1949 and chose as her motto “Jesus Through Mary.” After studying nursing at Mercy Hospital for two years, she transitioned to education.

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  • Sister Mary de Porres McAllen

    Age 99

    Mid-Atlantic

    Tuesday, December 8, 2020

    Sister Mary de Porres had a long, dedicated life of service as a teacher and principal, in Community administration, as director of the Mother Vincent Haire Residence in Brooklyn, New York, and as assistant treasurer at the Convent of Mercy in Brooklyn.

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  • Sister Marian Joseph Kelly

    Age 89

    West Midwest

    Tuesday, December 8, 2020

    Sister Marian Joseph’s early years of growing up on a farm, raised by her widowed mother, taught her lessons that served her well throughout her life.

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  • Sister Mary Jude Walsh

    Age 95

    South Central

    Monday, December 7, 2020

    A Sister of Mercy for 77 years, Sister Mary Jude was a pioneer in education, an archivist and an avid sports fan.

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  • Sister Marlene Skrobak

    Age 69

    Mid-Atlantic

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020

    Sister Marlene had a diverse ministerial life, beginning as an elementary school teacher at Walsingham Academy in Williamsburg, Virginia, and Waldron Mercy Academy in Merion, Pennsylvania.

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  • Sister Ann Dalton

    Age 92

    South Central

    Monday, November 30, 2020

    Sister Ann Dalton, a Sister of Mercy for 76 years, was born in Fremont, Ohio, and entered the Community in Cincinnati.

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  • 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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