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 Jeanne Conley

    Age 88

    Northeast

    Monday, June 8, 2020

    Sister Jeanne enjoyed a long and fruitful ministry as an elementary school teacher and principal, and introduced many little ones to the three R’s in the primary grades.

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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 Pauline Goodall

    Age 91

    Northeast

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    Sister Pauline Goodall (formerly Sister Mary Joelita), a Sister of Mercy for 70 years, was a woman small in stature but big in generosity.

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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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  • 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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