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 Natalie Haas

    Age 91

    South Central

    Saturday, May 23, 2020

    Sister Mary Natalie ministered mostly in elementary education. She began her 37-year teaching career at Ascension School in Cleveland, Ohio, where she taught children in primary and intermediate grades for 18 years.

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  • Sister Mary Rosalima Wilkinson

    Age 90

    West Midwest

    Sunday, May 17, 2020

    Born Merdith Wilkinson in Omaha, Nebraska, Sister Rosalima was cared for by her grandmother until the age of four when she and her younger sister and brother were placed in St. James Orphanage.

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  • Sister Theresa Ann Spitz

    Age 89

    West Midwest

    Saturday, May 16, 2020

    Sister Theresa Ann’s primary ministry was in education, and some may remember her as Sister Thomas Marie.

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  • Sister Alice Maiers

    Age 89

    West Midwest

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    Sister Alice graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Briar Cliff College in 1952, majoring in medical technology and minoring in natural science.

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  • Sister Charlotte Stanley

    Age 95

    Mid-Atlantic

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    In her 77 years as a Sister of Mercy, Sister Charlotte lived her vowed life with an openness to meet the needs of persons and situations.

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  • Sister Susan McVicker

    Age 92

    New York, Pennsylvania West

    Sunday, May 10, 2020

    A Sister of Mercy for 74 years, Sister Susan taught for several years in elementary schools in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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  • Sister Mary Urban

    Age 88

    Mid-Atlantic

    Saturday, May 9, 2020

    An educator for 29 years, Sister Mary ministered as a teacher, instructing students from grades two through eight and participating in the life of parish communities.

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  • Sister Theresa Ste Marie

    Age 92

    Northeast

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    Sister Theresa Ste Marie (formerly Sister Mary Martin) was in her 75th year of religious life.

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  • Sister Jessica Aguiar

    Age 95

    Northeast

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    Sister Jessica Aguiar was a Sister of Mercy for 76 years. She was loyal to her Portuguese heritage and joined that loyalty to the Irish Mercy Community founded by Catherine McAuley.

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  • Sister Georgette Chasse

    Age 90

    Northeast

    Monday, May 4, 2020

    Sister Mary Georgette Chasse was a Sister of Mercy for 72 years. When Sister Georgette pronounced her vows as a Sister of Mercy, she had inscribed in her ring the words, “I Am All Thine.”

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