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 Marion Lenihan

    Age 95

    Mid-Atlantic

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

    A teacher for 13 years in the Brooklyn and Rockville Centre, New York, Dioceses, Sister Marion also ministered as a principal, supervisor of schools and in religious education.

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  • Sister Elaine Kolesnik

    Age 93

    New York, Pennsylvania West

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

    Sister Elaine was a longtime educator who taught English, Latin, social studies, journalism and public speaking, mainly at Our Lady of Mercy High School, Rochester, New York.

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  • Sister Ellen Guerin

    Age 86

    Mid-Atlantic

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

    Initially, Sister Ellen taught middle and high school in the Worcester, Massachusetts, Diocese for 10 years and in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for seven years.

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  • Sister Mary Antonita Tobin

    Age 96

    Mid-Atlantic

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

    An educator at heart, Sister Mary Antonita ministered in elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for 35 years.

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  • Sister Mary Amadea Collins

    Age 90

    West Midwest

    Monday, June 22, 2020

    A teacher, religious education coordinator, bookstore manager, volunteer and a Sister of Mercy for 74 years.

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  • Sister Mary Francella Schaapveld

    Age 90

    South Central

    Thursday, June 18, 2020

    Sister Mary Francella, a Sister of Mercy for 72 years, entered the Community in Webster Groves, Missouri.

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  • Sister Jude Moore

    Age 88

    West Midwest

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020

    Sister Jude Moore (originally named Bridget, same as her mother) was born in County Kilkenny, Ireland.

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  • Sister Mary Redempta Scannell

    Age 97

    West Midwest

    Sunday, June 7, 2020

    After going to junior college, Marjorie Marie (the future Sister Redempta) enrolled in Mercy College of Nursing in Sacramento, California.

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  • Sister Maria Guadalupe Herrera

    Age 77

    South Central

    Friday, June 5, 2020

    Born in Laredo, Texas, Sister Guadalupe entered the Sisters of Mercy in Frontenac, Missouri, on September 8, 1961.

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  • Sister Mary Alma Pangelinan

    Age 89

    South Central

    Sunday, May 24, 2020

    Sister Mary Alma was born and educated in Agana, Guam, the youngest of eight children.

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