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

    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


    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


    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


    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 Agnes Donnelly

    Age 86


    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 Mary Gertrude Quitugua

    Age 88


    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 M. Joanne (Jeanne D’Arc) Tetreault

    Age 98


    Monday, June 29, 2020

    Sister M. Joanne (Jeanne D’Arc) Tetreault was a Sister of Mercy for 64 years.

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  • Sister Miriam Butz

    Age 98


    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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