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 Margaret Anne O’Connor

    Age 81

    Mid-Atlantic

    Saturday, December 26, 2020

    Born in Geneva, New York, and educated at St. Mary’s College in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, Sister Margaret (Peg) entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1960.

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  • Sister Sally Ryan

    Age 87

    Mid-Atlantic

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    A Sister of Mercy for 67 years, Sister Sally found her greatest joy as the director of pastoral ministry to the disabled in the Diocese of Rockville Centre in Brooklyn, New York, a position she held for over 25 years.

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  • Sister Mary Dorothea Montgomery

    Age 95

    South Central

    Wednesday, December 16, 2020

    Sister Mary Dorothea Montgomery was educated by the Ursuline Sisters at St. Lawrence in Philpot, Kentucky. One of her Ursuline teachers had a picture on her desk of her blood sister, a Sister of Mercy.

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  • Sister Mary Alice O’Brien

    Age 83

    New York, Pennsylvania West

    Sunday, December 13, 2020

    Sister Mary Alice enjoyed a religious life that spanned 65 years as a teacher, educator, administrator and librarian.

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  • Sister Mary Lizette Bathe

    Age 101

    South Central

    Saturday, December 12, 2020

    Sister Mary Lizette Bathe entered the Sisters of Mercy on September 8, 1950, and professed her perpetual vows on August 16, 1956. Her ring motto was “Nothing Goes Before God.”

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  • 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 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 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 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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