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 Carol Ann Votruba

    Age 80

    West Midwest

    Saturday, October 3, 2020

    Sister Carol Ann earned her nursing diploma from Mercy Central School of Nursing in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and enjoyed her professional career but was also attracted to religious life, entering the community in 1970.

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  • Sister Mary Katherine Murphy

    Age 90

    West Midwest

    Saturday, October 3, 2020

    Sister Katherine (previously Sister Mary Brendan) grew up with a firm foundation in her Irish Catholic faith.

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  • Sister Lucy Pennoni

    Age 87

    Mid-Atlantic

    Friday, October 2, 2020

    Sister Lucy will long be remembered for her quiet and thoughtful manner.

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  • Sister Catherine Mary Sheehy

    Age 96

    Northeast

    Thursday, October 1, 2020

    Sister Catherine was known by her sisters in community as a gentle, warmhearted person, full of life and laughter. In every way, she manifested the traits of Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy.

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  • Sister Mary Caritas Quinn

    Age 92

    New York, Pennsylvania West

    Friday, September 18, 2020

    Sister Mary Caritas served as a missionary in the Philippines from 1964 to 1980, teaching in two elementary schools and serving as principal and business college director at Mercy High School in Iligan City.

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  • Sister Rosellen Li

    Age 80

    Mid-Atlantic

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

    Born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Sister Rosellen moved with her parents and six brothers and sisters to Guyana, South America, when she was in elementary school.

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  • Sister Maureen Kelley

    Age 77

    West Midwest

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

    Sister Maureen Kelley was born in Oakland, California, and attended Catholic schools. Her father ran a mortuary and the family lived upstairs.

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  • Sister Dorothy Sullivan

    Age 85

    Northeast

    Friday, September 11, 2020

    Sister Dorothy began her lifelong career in parochial education in Maine a teacher and principal in middle and junior high grades.

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  • Sister Margaret Mary Knittel

    Age 80

    West Midwest

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

    Sister Margaret Mary entered the Sisters of Mercy at the age of 22. She continued her education by earning certifications, degrees and advanced degrees in spiritual direction, theology, human resources and education.

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  • Sister Margaret (Peggy) Pascoe

    Age 89

    Mid-Atlantic

    Sunday, September 6, 2020

    A middle school and secondary school teacher for more than 30 years, Sister Peggy was fluent in several languages and taught Spanish, Latin and French.

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