In Memoriam

Please join us in prayer for these recently deceased members of our Congregation:

Faithful God, grant our Sisters and Associates everlasting peace.

They loved you greatly in this life.

May they be at home in Your Presence for time and eternity.

So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are a part of us.


Sr. Ann Mungovan

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Sister Ann Marie Mungovan 93, known in religion as Sr. Margaret John, beloved member of the Sisters of St Joseph of Springfield, died on August 15, 2017 at Mont Marie Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Holyoke. Born in Worcester, Mass., she was the daughter of John and Margaret (Twomey) Mungovan.

She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Ann Parish, Worcester in 1941.  Sister was graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Worcester.  She earned a B.A. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, and a M.A. degree from Fairfield University.

Sister taught in the Diocese of Springfield in the following schools: Sacred Heart, Holyoke, St. Joseph, Pittsfield, St. Mary, Northampton, and Cathedral High School, Springfield, where she served for 21 years. She taught in the Diocese of Worcester in the following schools: St. Louis, Webster, Sacred Heart, Gardner, St. Mary, Milford and St. Peter High School in Worcester. 

Sister Ann was preceded in death by her brothers John and Joseph Mungovan and her sisters Elizabeth Millus, Mary Seil and Marguerite Eastwood. In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her beloved nieces and nephews. 

Arrangements for her memorial service are still pending. We will update with new information as it becomes available. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. 

Sr. Mary Frances Lavelle

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Sister Mary Frances Lavelle (Sr. Agnes Philippa), 89, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died on June 22, 2017 in Bethany Healthcare Center, Framingham, MA. Born in Holyoke, MA she was the daughter of Philip and Bridget (Monahan) Lavelle.

Sister Mary Frances entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from Sacred Heart Parish, Holyoke in 1946. She was graduated from Sacred Heart High School, Holyoke and earned her A.B. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, and an M.A. in administration from North Adams State College.

Among Sister’s teaching assignments were: St. Joseph School, Cherry Valley, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School, Springfield, Sacred Heart School, Gardner, Cathedral High School, Springfield, St. Peter Marion High School, Worcester, Holyoke Catholic High School, Holyoke, and St. Joseph High School, North Adams. In her latter years she served as Coordinator of Retirement at Mont Marie and as Community Archivist.

In addition to her sisters in community, she is survived by her siblings, Philip M. Lavelle of Quincy, MA, Michael J. Lavelle of Westfield, MA, Francis P. Lavelle of Marston Mills, MA and Sarah A. Dean, of Marston Mills, MA and by many nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her siblings John J. Lavelle, Charles E. Lavelle, and Teresa Pollard.

All services for Sr. Mary Frances Lavelle will take place in St. Joseph Chapel at Mont Marie on Monday, June 26, 2017.  She will be waked from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with a prayer service at      10:00 a.m. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Mont Marie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. 

Sr. Elizabeth Molloy

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Sister Elizabeth Molloy, (James Gertrude), 94, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Mont Marie Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, Holyoke, Mass., on March 27, 2017. Born in Auburn, Mass., she was the daughter of James and Gertrude (Daley) Molloy.

Sister Elizabeth entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Joseph Parish, Auburn in 1941.  She graduated from St. Peter High School, Worcester, earned an A.B. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee and a Master’s degree in pastoral ministry from St. Joseph College, West Hartford.

Sister taught in the Diocese of Springfield at Holy Name School, Springfield and Blessed Sacrament and St. Jerome Schools, Holyoke, and in the Diocese of Worcester at St. Joseph School, North Brookfield and St. Peter Marian School, Worcester.  She served as director of parish religious education programs in St. Cecilia Parish, Wilbraham and in St. Patrick Parish and Nativity Parish, Chicopee.  She was on the staff of the Gray House, Springfield and the staff of the Maguire Center at the College of Our Lady of the Elms. 

In addition to her Sisters in community, she is survived by her sisters, Sister Janice Molloy, SSJ of West Springfield and Kathleen Molloy of Holyoke, as well as by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings Mary Molloy Sullivan, John Molloy, and Edmund Molloy, all of Worcester, and by her siblings Robert Molloy, Paul Molloy and Donald Molloy, all of Auburn.

All services for Sr. Elizabeth will take place in St. Joseph Chapel at Mont Marie, 36 Lower Westfield Rd., Holyoke on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The wake will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a prayer service at 10:00. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00. Burial will be in Mont Marie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. 

 

Sr. Theresa Derouin

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Sister Theresa Derouin (Andrew Maria), 94, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Bethany Healthcare Center, Framingham, Mass., on February 26, 2017. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of Andrew and Mary (St. George) Derouin. 

Sr. Theresa entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Mary Parish, Southbridge, Mass. in 1941. She graduated from St. Mary High School, Southbridge and earned an A.B. degree from College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee and a Master’s degree in French Literature from Assumption College, Worcester. She also studied debate coaching at Marquette University.

Sr. Theresa was both teacher and debate coach in the Worcester Diocese at St. Louis High School, Webster; in the Providence Diocese at St. Catherine Academy, Newport; and in the Springfield Diocese at St. Mary High School, Westfield, St. Jerome High School/Holyoke Catholic High School, Holyoke, and St. Joseph High School, North Adams. Her final teaching assignment was at Cathedral High School, Springfield, where she served for twenty-three years. Throughout the years she remained active in professional associations of teachers of French and of debate coaches. She retired to Cathedral Convent in 1994, to St. Joseph Residence, Mont Marie in 2007 and Bethany Healthcare Center in 2014.

In addition to her Sisters in community, she is survived by her sister-in law, Maureen DeRouin of Auburn, Mass. and by several nieces and nephews.

All services for Sr. Theresa will take place in St. Joseph Chapel at Mont Marie, Holyoke on Friday, March 3, 2017. She will be waked starting at 9:00 a.m. with a prayer service at 9:45. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30. Burial will be in Mont Marie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. 

 

Sr. Judith Ann Levins

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Sister Judith Ann Levins (Mary Patrick), 79, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in the Daughters of the Heart of Mary Healthcare Unit, Holyoke, Mass.  on February 16, 2017. A native of Rutland, VT she was the daughter of the late P. Barrett and Jean (McKay) Levins.

Sister Judith entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rutland in 1955 from Christ the King Parish, Rutland, and became a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield when the two Congregations merged in 2001. She was graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy, Rutland and earned a B.S. degree from the College of St. Joseph, Rutland and a Master’s in theology from the University of Notre Dame. Sister also studied at Divine Word Institute, London, Ontario, Canada.

Sister Judith ministered in Rutland as teacher at St. Peter School, Mount St. Joseph Academy and the College of St. Joseph, where she also served as campus minister. She ministered at St. Francis de Sales Parish, Bennington in Religious Education.  She served her Congregation in several positions: Novice Director, 1974-78; Vice President, 1978-81; and President, 1988-94. Starting in 1998 she ministered at St. Peter Parish, Rutland as Pastoral Associate. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Valiant Woman Award granted by Church Women United of Rutland.

In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins and their families and by her sister-in-law, Alberta Levins. She was predeceased by her siblings Mary Catherine McKay, William Andrew Levins, Patrick Barrett Levins, Jr., Joan Riebold, T. Douglas Levins, and Michael Joseph Levins.

The wake will take place at St. Peter Church, Convent Ave., Rutland at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 23, followed by the Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Rutland will take place in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, Sisters of St. Joseph Administrative Offices, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.

Sr. Elizabeth Broughan

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Sister Elizabeth Broughan (Maureen John), 71, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died at Mary’s Meadow, Holyoke, Mass. on February 5, 2017. Born in Greenfield, Mass. she was the daughter of John and Mary (McDevitt) Broughan. 

Sr. Elizabeth entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from Blessed Sacrament Parish, Greenfield in 1963. She was graduated from Greenfield High School. She earned a B.A. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee and an M.A. from Boston College.

Sr. Betty taught at St. Mary’s High School, Milford and St. Mary’s High School, Westfield, where she also served as Principal. Sr. Betty was Dean of Students and later Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Elms College, Chicopee. She served in Campus Ministry at the Newman Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and later worked in pastoral ministry at St. Patrick’s, Springfield. For the past 15 years she has been a Pastoral Associate at St. Michael’s, East Longmeadow.

In addition to her Sisters in community she is survived by her sisters, Sr. Maureen Broughan, SSJ of Holyoke and Mary Winchell of Glen Ridge, NJ; by her brothers John W. Broughan of Newport, RI and William Broughan of Greenbrae, CA; and by six nieces and nephews and six grandnieces and nephew. 

All services for Sr. Elizabeth will take place in St. Michael’s Church, 128 Maple St., East Longmeadow.  She will be waked on Friday, February 10 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, February 11 from 9:00 to 10:30. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m.   Burial will be in Mont Marie Cemetery, Holyoke.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. 

Sr. Maria Bernadette Lunney

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Sister Maria Bernadette Lunney (Mary T.), 94, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Bethany Healthcare Center, Framingham, Mass. on February 2, 2017. A native of Worcester, Mass., she was the daughter of John and Anna (Fay) Lunney.

Sister entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Bernard Parish, Worcester in 1941. She graduated from Commerce High School, Worcester. She earned an A.B. degree from The College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, and did graduate study in mathematics at the University of Maryland, Western Illinois University, and the State University of New York at Oneonta. Sister also earned certification in Clinical Pastoral Education and as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

She ministered in the Diocese of Springfield as a teacher in Springfield at Cathedral Grammar School, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School, Our Lady of Hope School and Cathedral High School; in Holyoke at Blessed Sacrament School, and Sacred Heart Elementary School and in Pittsfield at St. Mary of the Morning Star School.  From 1971 to 1981 Sister served in missions in Kenya, East Africa.  She also served as pastoral minister in St. Teresa and in St. Thomas Parishes in Providence, RI and St. Mary Parish, Cashton, WI. From 1989 to 2000 Sister ministered to the Sisters at St. Joseph Residence, Mont Marie. She retired in 2000.

In addition to her Sisters in Community she is survived by several cousins and their families.

Please note: Because of the poor weather predictions for February 9, the funeral for
Sr. Maria Bernadette Lunney has been postponed until Friday, February
10.


All services for Sr. Maria Bernadette will take place in St. Joseph Chapel at Mont Marie on February 9, 2017.  At her request there will be no wake, but family and friends are invited to gather at 10:30 a.m. in preparation for the Liturgy of Christian Burial at  11:00. Burial will be in Mont Marie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. 

Sr. Elizabeth M. Sullivan

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Sister Elizabeth M. Sullivan (Mary Timothy), 84, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Holyoke Medical Center on January 29, 2017. A native of Worcester, Mass. she was the daughter of the late Timothy and Mary (Dineen) Sullivan. 

Sister Betty entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from Immaculate Conception Parish, Worcester in 1951. She was graduated from St. Peter High School, Worcester and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee.

Sister taught in the parish grammar schools at Sacred Heart, Gardner; St. Michael’s Cathedral, Springfield; Immaculate Conception, Easthampton; and St. Mary’s, Longmeadow. She spent 32 years, 1979-2011, at the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, where she served as a reader services assistant in the Alumnae Library.

Sister Betty was predeceased by her siblings, Michael Joseph Sullivan, William John Sullivan, Mary Patricia (Sullivan) Courtois, and Timothy Joseph Sullivan. In addition to her Sisters in community she is survived by her sister-in-law Virginia “Ginger” Sullivan of Worcester and by many nephews and nieces and their families. 

All services for Sr. Elizabeth will take place in St. Joseph Chapel at Mont Marie on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. She will be waked from 9:00 to 10:30 with a prayer service at 10:00. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00.  Burial will be in Mont Marie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. 

Sister Cecilia James Mahoney

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Sister Cecilia James Mahoney (Catherine D.), 95, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Baystate Medical Center on January 18, 2017.  A native of Worcester, Mass. she was the daughter of James and Catherine O’Shea Mahoney.

Sister entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Peter Parish, Worcester in 1940. She was graduated from St. Peter High School, Worcester. She earned both an A.B. degree and an M.A. from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass.

Sister Cecilia taught in the Diocese of Springfield at Cathedral Grammar, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and St. Matthew, all in Springfield, and St. Joseph High School, Pittsfield. In the Diocese of Worcester she taught at St. Louis, Webster and St. Mary, Southbridge. She also served as Directress of Junior Professed for the Congregation.  For ten years she ministered in education in Kenya, East Africa. Upon her return from the missions, she served as librarian at Notre Dame Middle School, Pittsfield. She retired in West Springfield in 1996.

In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her sisters, Mary McCarthy of Portsmouth, RI, Barbara Murphy of Worcester, MA and Patricia Calhoun of Hollywood, FL and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother James.

All services for Sr. Cecilia James will take place in St. Joseph Chapel at Mont Marie on Saturday, January 21, 2017. She will be waked from 8:30 to 10:00 with a prayer service at 9:30. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30. Burial will be in Mont Marie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. 

Sister John Brigid Barrett

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Sister John Brigid (Mary Theresa), 88, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died on December 3, 2016 in Mont Marie Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, Holyoke, Mass. Born in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of John and Brigid (Dooling) Barrett.

Sister John Brigid entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from Our Lady of Hope Parish, Springfield in 1952.  She attended Our Lady of Hope School and was graduated from Cathedral High School, Springfield. She earned an A.B. degree from The College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, a M.Ed. from Boston University and a Graduate Certificate in College Management from Harvard School of Business.

Among Sister’s teaching assignments were: in the Diocese of Springfield, Holy Rosary High School, Holyoke and St. Joseph High School, Pittsfield; in the Diocese of Worcester, Sacred Heart Academy; and in the Diocese of Providence, St. Catherine Academy, Newport. From 1969-1988, Sister John Brigid was the Treasurer of the College of Our Lady of the Elms. She later served as Administrative Assistant for the Council of Churches, Springfield.  

In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her sister Jean McDermott of Hartford, CT. and by several nieces and nephews and their children, for whom she continues to be a source of strength, inspiration and comfort. She was predeceased by her sisters Kathleen Relihan of Springfield and Eileen Tobin of Holyoke. All services for Sr. John Brigid will take place in St. Joseph Chapel at Mont Marie on Friday, December 9, 2016. She will be waked from 9:30-11:00 a.m. with a prayer service at 10:30. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30. Burial will be in Mont Marie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. 

Sister Mary Polworth

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Sister Mary Polworth (John Joseph), 89, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died on November 10, 2016 in Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, Vermont. Born in Manchester, NH she was the daughter of Robert and Sophronia (Dubie) Polworth.

Sister Mary entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rutland from Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Parish, Burlington, VT in 1952.  She became a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield (Mass.) in 2001 when the two Communities merged.  She was graduated from Cathedral High School, Burlington, VT and earned her B.S. degree from Trinity College, Burlington.

Sister was a faculty member and Chair of the Business Department at Mt. St. Joseph Academy, Rutland and a faculty member at St. Joseph College, Bennington, VT.  She briefly served as Executive Secretary at the Southern Vermont Computer Center, Bennington before being named President of the College of St. Joseph the Provider in Rutland, a post in which she served from 1974-83. Sister Mary ministered in many capacities in the Congregation: as Vice President, Director of Development, and Secretary to the President.  She also was a member of the Burlington Diocesan School Board and the Bishop’s Commission on Women.  She served on the boards of many other educational, business, and civic organizations in Vermont. In 2004 she retired to St. Joseph’s Residence in Rutland.

In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her sister, Elsa Polworth of South Burlington, VT. She was predeceased by her sister, Sr. Jean Polworth, C.S., and by her brothers, James and John Polworth.

The wake will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter Church, 134 Convent Avenue, Rutland. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Rutland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.

Sister Marguerite Blackburn

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Sister Marguerite Blackburn (Jean Frances), 87, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Rutland, VT on July 23, 2016. Born in St. Albans, VT she was the daughter of William and Frances (Frost) Blackburn.

Sister Marguerite entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rutland from St. Mary Parish, St. Albans, VT in 1948. She became a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in 2001 when the two congregations merged. She was graduated from St. Mary High School, St. Albans, VT. She earned a B.S. degree from the College of St. Joseph the Provider, Rutland, VT and an M.A. from St. Michael College, Winooski, VT.

Sister served in the ministry of education in: St. Peter and Christ the King Schools in Rutland; St. Francis de Sales School in Bennington; St. Anthony School in White River Junction; St. Michael School in Brattleboro; St. Mary School in Fair Haven. She ministered in the Appalachia Child Development Program in Lancaster, KY. Most recently she served in the Foster Grandparent Program and as Library Coordinator at Christ the King School, Rutland.

In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by many friends.

The wake will take place on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Church, Convent Ave., Rutland. The funeral Mass will follow at 11:00. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rutland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.

 

Sister Mary Cadigan (Joseph Mary)

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Sister Mary Cadigan, (Joseph Mary), 79, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Springfield on June 17, 2016. A native of Holyoke, Mass., she was the daughter of John J. and Mary E. (Kirkpatrick) Cadigan.

Sister Mary entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from Sacred Heart Parish, Holyoke, Mass. in 1958. She was graduated from Holyoke High School and attended the Providence Hospital School of Nursing, Holyoke, and became a registered nurse.

Beginning in 1961 Sister spent 29 years as a nurse at the Mont Marie Infirmary in Holyoke. She also served as a registered nurse at the Mont Marie Health Care Center 1991-2006 until her retirement. She was a member of the switchboard staff until 2014, continuing as a volunteer for pastoral services until the day of her death.

In addition to her Sisters in community, she is survived by her brother, John Cadigan of Holyoke and by several nephews and nieces and their families. She was predeceased by her siblings Thomas, James and Margaret Cadigan.

 

All services for Sr. Mary Cadigan will take place at Mont Marie on Wednesday, June 22. She will be waked from 2:30 – 4:30 with a prayer service at 3:30. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow at 5:00. Burial will be in Mont Marie Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. Arrangements entrusted to the Sampson Family Chapels.

Sister Nancy Welsh

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Sister Nancy Welsh, (Paul Maria), 75, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Springfield, MA on May 20, 2016.

Born in Malden, MA she was the daughter of Paul and Marie (Moquin) Welsh. Sr. Nancy entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Leo Parish, Leominster, MA in 1962. She was graduated from Leominster High School and earned a B.S. degree from (then) Fitchburg State College.

She taught briefly at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary School, Holyoke, MA, and then served in Gardner, MA for over 40 years. Subsequently she worked in medical records at the Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke and was also pastoral minister there.

In addition to her Sisters in community she is survived by her brother David Welsh of Virginia and her sister Barbara Walsh and husband John of Brookline, MA and by many nieces and nephews and their families. All services will take place in the Chapel at Mont Marie, 36 Lower Westfield Rd., Holyoke, MA on Wednesday, May 25. The wake will be from 9:30 – 11:30 with a prayer service at 10:15. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 with burial in Mont Marie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.

Sister Grace Belforti

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Sister Grace Belforti, (Edward Anna), 88, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Bethany Health Care Center, Framingham, Mass. on March 20, 2016. A native of Milford, Mass., she was the daughter of Edward and Grace (Byrnes) Belforti.

Sister Grace entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from Sacred Heart Parish, Hopedale, Mass. in 1947. She was graduated from St. Mary High School, Milford. She earned a B.A. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee and an M.A. from Assumption College, Worcester.

Sister taught at St. Stephen School and the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Worcester and St. Mary High School, Milford. For over 20 years she served as a guidance counselor at Cathedral High School, Springfield and staffed the Social Studies Resource Center there. Sister also served her congregation as coordinator of the Team for Apostolic Ministry.

In addition to her Sisters in community, she is survived by her sisters, Sr. Claire Belforti, SSJ of Framingham and Frances Giacomuzzi of Vero Beach, FL and by several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sisters Marie Gaffney of Worcester and Ann Lopes of Milford.

The wake will take place at Bethany Health Care Center, 93 Bethany Rd., Framingham, Mass. on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 9:15 to 10:15 with a prayer service at 10:15. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Milford, Mass.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. Arrangements entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.

Rita Pelletier

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Sister Rita Pelletier, 88, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield died in Mount St. Rita Health Centre, Cumberland, RI on February 4, 2016. A native of New Bedford, MA, she was the daughter of Joseph and Medora (Fontaine) Pelletier.

In 1945 Sister entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of LePuy in Fall River, MA from St. Joseph Parish, New Bedford. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Fall River and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield merged in 1974. Sister Rita graduated from Novitiate High School, Fall River and received a B.A. degree from St. Joseph College, West Hartford, CT and a M.A. from Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT.

In the Diocese of Fall River Sister Rita taught at St. Jean Baptiste, Blessed Sacrament and St. Roch Schools, in Fall River and St. Joseph and St. Mary Schools in New Bedford. She served as Religious Education Coordinator and as Pastoral Minister at St. Mary Parish, New Bedford and as Pastoral Minister at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Acushnet, MA. She was the Associate Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Fall River. Her last years of active ministry were at Rock Funeral Home, New Bedford.

In addition to her Sisters in community, she is survived by several cousins; her dear friend, Dr. Carol Duphily and her husband Patrick Sheridan of New Bedford; her godchild, Liz Forgue of New Bedford; her dear friends Leonard Rock and Joseph Ando, both of Tiverton, RI; and many other friends, including the residents of Casey-Miller Apartments.

The wake will take place at Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA on Sunday, February 7 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family-Sacred Heart Church, 121 Mt. Pleasant St., New Bedford on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.

Sister Mary Randall

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Sister Mary Randall, (Robert Marie), 82, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Framingham, Mass. on November 28, 2015. A native of Newport, RI she was the daughter of Robert A. and Marie (Niland) Randall.

Sister Mary entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Augustine Parish, Newport in 1950. She was graduated from St. Catherine Academy, Newport and earned a B.A. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass. 

Sister Mary taught at Immaculate Conception School, Easthampton, Mass. and Sacred Heart School in Gardner, Mass. She served the Diocese of Providence for many years at St. Lucy School, Middletown, and St. Joseph School, Newport and ministered among the people of St. Thomas Parish, Providence for 37 years, from 1976 until her retirement in 2013.

In addition to her Sisters in community, she is survived by her siblings, Fr. Robert Randall of Florida, Theresa Zimmerly of Ohio, and Joan Soares of Newport, RI and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Fr. John Randall of Providence, RI. 

The wake will take place at Mont Marie, 36 Lower Westfield Rd., Holyoke, Mass. on Friday, December 4, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a prayer service at 10:30 a.m. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow in Mont Marie Chapel at 11:30 a.m. with burial in Mont Marie Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. Arrangements entrusted to the Sampson Family Chapels.

Sister Norma A. MacDonald

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Sister Norma A. MacDonald, (Mildred Joseph), 92, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Mont Marie Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center on November 14, 2015. A native of Northampton, Mass., she was the daughter of Frank and Mildred (Anderson) MacDonald. Sister Norma entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Mary Parish, Northampton in 1940. She was graduated from St. Michael High School, Northampton and earned a B.A. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass.

In the Diocese of Springfield Sister Norma taught in Sacred Heart and Blessed Sacrament Schools, Holyoke; St. Joseph School, North Adams; and Immaculate Conception School, West Springfield. In the Diocese of Worcester she taught in St. Louis School, Webster. She served at Cathedral High School, Springfield on the attendance staff and in the bookstore. She was a member of the retirement community at St. Joseph Residence, Mont Marie, Holyoke.

In addition to her Sisters in community, she is survived by several nieces and nephews and her sister-in-law Joyce MacDonald of O’Fallon, Illinois. She was predeceased by her siblings Barbara, Robert, Wallace and Patricia.

The wake will take place at Mont Marie, 36 Lower Westfield Rd., Holyoke on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 4:00 p.m. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held in the Mont Marie Chapel on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Mont Marie Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. Arrangements entrusted to the Sampson Family Chapels.

Sister Joseph Anna Hine

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Sister Joseph Anna Hine, (Dorothy), 94, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Mont Marie Rehabilitation Center on Holyoke, Mass. on October 13, 2015. A native of Worcester, Mass., she was the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Shea) Hine.

Sister entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from Sacred Heart Parish, Worcester. She was graduated from St. Peter High School, Worcester and earned a A.B. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass. and a M.A. degree from Assumption College, Worcester. She also studied at University of Western Washington, Smith College and Westfield State College.

Sister taught in the schools of the Diocese of Springfield at Our Lady of Hope and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Springfield; Holy Trinity, Greenfield; St. Joseph, North Adams and Holyoke Catholic High School, Holyoke; in the Diocese of Providence at Sacred Heart, Pawtucket and in the Diocese of Worcester at St. Paul, Blackstone, St. Louis, Webster and St Peter-Marian, Worcester. She served as librarian at St. Stephen School and St. Peter-Marian, Worcester. Sister retired to Our Lady of the Angels Convent, Worcester. She became a member of St. Joseph Retirement Community, Mont Marie in 2004.

In addition to her Sisters in Community she is survived by several nieces and nephews. Sister is predeceased by her siblings Joseph,
John, Edward, Shirley and Anne.

The wake will take place at St. Joseph Chapel at Mont Marie on Friday October 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with a Prayer Service at 9:30 a.m. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held in the Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Mont Marie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, Sisters of St. Joseph Administrative Offices, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.

Sister Marie Martin (Henry Anne)

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Sister Marie Martin (Henry Anne), 68, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield died at home in Chicopee on August 16, 2015. Born in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Henry F. and Cornella A. (Shea) Martin.

Sister Marie entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in 1965 from Holy Name Parish, Springfield. She attended Holy Name Grammar School and graduated in 1965 from Cathedral High School.  There she participated in school musicals and was known for her love of music. She also was a member of the St. Therese Club at Holy Name Parish. She earned a B.A. from The College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, and a Certificate in Youth Ministry from Providence College.

Teaching assignments for Sister Marie included Sacred Heart, Pittsfield; St. Lucy’s, Middletown, R.I.; Prout Memorial High School, Wakefield, R.I.; and Our Lady of Hope, Springfield. She served at St. Joseph Parish, Newport, as a youth minister, religious educator and pastoral minister. She was given the CYO person of the year award by the Diocese of Providence, R.I. for her work in youth ministry. Sister was pastoral minister at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Agawam and an adult religious educator and spiritual director at St. Francis Parish, Belchertown. She was media coordinator and consultant for the Springfield Diocesan Office of Religious Education. Most recently, Sister Marie was site manager at the Western Massachusetts Senior Center on Parker Street in Springfield.

In addition to her sisters in community, she is survived by her brother James Martin and his wife Patricia, her sister Peggy Weber and her husband, John and seven nieces and nephews: Meghan Bracewell and her husband Patrick, Kerry Weber Lynch and her husband, Colm, Matthew Weber and his wife Nell, James Martin, II., Kaitlin Martin, Elizabeth Begley and her husband, Jeremiah, and Madeleine Martin. She also is survived by three great nieces Charlotte Bracewell, Cordelia Begley and Lillian Bracewell (born Aug. 16, 2015) and by a great nephew Brendan Bracewell. She was predeceased by her parents Hank and Connie Martin and her great niece Marian Begley. 

Sister Marie was scheduled to celebrate her 50th anniversary as a Sister of St. Joseph on Sept. 13 with the other members of her “party.” She especially cherished the time spent with them and the sense of real community that they provided.

The wake will take place at Mont Marie, Holyoke on Friday, August 21, 2015 from 10:30 to 12:30 with a prayer service at 11:30. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held in the Mont Marie Chapel on the same day at 1:30.  Burial will follow in Mont Marie Cemetery. A light lunch will be served to all in attendance between the wake and the funeral.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.

Arrangements entrusted to the Sampson Family Chapels.

Sister Gertrude Conway

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Sister Gertrude Conway, (William Marie), 99, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield (Mass.), died in Mont Marie Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, Holyoke, MA on June 13, 2015. A native of Rutland, Vermont, she was the daughter of Patrick and Mary (Shelvey) Conway.
     
Sister Conway entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Vermont in 1944 from St. Peter Parish, Rutland, Vermont.   She became a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in 2001 when the two communities merged. She attended St. Peter School and graduated from Mt. St. Joseph Academy, Rutland.  She earned a B.S. degree from Trinity College, Burlington, Vermont and an M.S. degree from Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. 

Sister Conway was a charter member of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and played cello also with the CVPSC orchestra and the Sisters of St. Joseph Orchestra. She sang in church choirs in both Rutland and Bennington.

Sister Conway taught at St Peter School, Christ the King School and Mt. St. Joseph Academy in Rutland, Vermont and St. Francis de Sales School in Bennington, Vermont.  She taught in the business departments at Bennington Catholic High School, St. Joseph College and Southern Vermont College in Bennington.  She was active in the business community of Bennington, as well.  In 1999 she retired to St. Joseph Residence in Rutland, later moving to Mont Marie Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Holyoke, Mass. 

In addition to her sisters in community, she is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her four brothers, Richard Shelvey, Patrick Edward, John Thomas and William Martin Conway; and three sisters, Catherine Teresa Sebasky, and Sisters Mary Patrick, RSM and Mary Joachim, RSM.

The wake and funeral will take place at St. Peter Church, Convent Avenue, Rutland on Wednesday, June 17. The wake will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place 11:00 followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, Mass. 01104.

Arrangements entrusted to Sampson Funeral Home and Clifford Funeral Home. 

Sister Marie Gill Reilley

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Sister Marie Gill Reilley (James Daniel), 78, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield died on June 13, 2015 in the Mont Marie Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Holyoke. Born in Providence, R.I. she was the daughter of Walter F. and Margaret A. (Fenton) Reilley.

In 1955 Sister Gill entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from Blessed Sacrament Parish, Providence. She graduated from St. Xavier Academy, Providence and earned an A.B. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee.

An educator in the Springfield diocesan schools throughout her life, Sister Gill taught at Blessed Sacrament, Holyoke and Annunciation, Florence. She spent many years at St. Mary’s School, Westfield, beginning in 1981 as a teacher in the elementary school, and serving as school secretary from 1988-2010.

In addition to her sisters in community, she is survived by her sister, E. Anne Reilley of Westfield.

The wake will take place at Mont Marie, Holyoke on Tuesday, June 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held in the Mont Marie Chapel on Tuesday, June 16 at 4:30 p.m. Burial will follow in Mont Marie Cemetery, Springfield, Mass. 01104.

Arrangements entrusted to the Sampson Family Chapels.

Sister Catherine Leary (Kathleen James)

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Sister Catherine Leary (Kathleen James), 71, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died at Mercy Hospital, Springfield on May 10, 2015. Born in Springfield, Mass. she was the daughter of James F. and Catherine (Germain) Leary.

Sister Catherine entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from Holy Name Parish, Springfield in 1961. She graduated from Cathedral High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree from The College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee. She received a Master’s degree in applied science from American International College, Springfield and a Master’s degree in religious education from Boston College.

Sister Catherine’s early ministries included teaching at Our Lady of Hope School and Cathedral High School, both in Springfield. She then became Director of Religious Education at Holy Name Parish, Springfield and subsequently Consultant in Religious Education for the Diocese of Springfield. She served the Sisters of St. Joseph as a member of their Leadership Team from 1999-2005 and was National Secretary of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) from 2004-05. Sister Catherine was Pastoral Minister for a total of 22 years, eight of them at Annunciation Parish, Florence and the remainder at Holy Name Parish, Springfield, a position in which she continued until the end of her life. In addition to engaging in her formal ministries, Sister Catherine earned the title of Master Weaver from the Hill Institute, Florence, MA and received numerous awards for her work.

In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her siblings Mary Ann Boon of Gloucester Pt., VA; Noreen Gallagher Smith of Austin, TX; James F. Leary of Washington, DC; Denise Jones of Milwaukee, WI; Martin F. Leary of Vine Grove, KY; Frances Kollenz of Mulhauser, Germany; Therese Thornock of Phoenix, AZ; and Clare Decosmo of Ft. Myers, FL. She was predeceased by her parents and by her brother John E. Leary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.

Arrangements entrusted to the Sampson Family Chapels.

Sister Roberta Maria Campbell (Margaret)

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Sister Roberta Maria Campbell (Margaret), 88, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Mont Marie Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, Holyoke, MA on May 9, 2015. A native of Pawtucket, RI, she was the daughter of Edward and Roberta (Wood) Campbell.

Sister Roberta entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from Sacred Heart Parish, Pawtucket, RI in 1945. She was graduated from Sacred Heart High School and earned a B.A. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass.

Sister Roberta ministered in the Diocese of Springfield as a teacher at Sacred Heart School, Holyoke, St. Charles and St. Mary Schools, Pittsfield, and St. Matthew School, Springfield; in the Diocese of Worcester as a teacher at St. Paul School, Blackstone and St. Louis School, Webster; in the Diocese of Providence, RI at St. Francis Day Center, Manville and as a pastoral minister at Sacred Heart Parish, Pawtucket.

In addition to her sisters in community, she is survived by her cousins, Peggy Ann Bourassa of Woonsocket, RI and Cathy Chenot of Burrillville, RI and by her close friend, Susan McNamee of Tolland, CT.


Sister Dorothy Santarpia (Marie Francois)

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Sister Dorothy Santarpia (Marie Francois), 84, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in River Terrace Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Lancaster, Mass. on February 2, 2015. A native of Fall River, Mass., she was the daughter of Francisco and Maria (Brazoa) Santarpia. 
 
Sister Dorothy entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of LePuy in Fall River from St. Elizabeth Parish, Fall River in 1945 and became a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield when the congregations merged in 1974. She graduated from Novitiate High, Fall River, earned a Bachelor’s degree from Regis College, Weston, Mass. and Master’s degrees from Manhattanville College, New York and State College of Arkansas. 
 
Sister Dorothy taught in the Diocese of Fall River at St. Matthew and St. Roch Schools, Fall River; St. Joseph and St. Therese Schools, New Bedford, Mass.; and at St. Therese School, Conway, Arkansas. She served in the Diocese of Springfield at Cathedral High School, Springfield as guidance counselor and also at Catholic Charities as a counselor. 
 
In addition to her sisters in community, she is survived by her sisters, Sr. Estelle Santarpia, SSJ, of Milford, Mass., Susan Pavao of Fall River, Mass. and Louise Gragnani of Naples, Fla. as well as by several nieces and nephews. 

Sister Irene T. Magnant (Rita Lucian)

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Sister Irene T. Magnant (Rita Lucian), 83, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in her 67th year, died in Mont Marie Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center on February 3, 2015. A native of Pawtucket, RI, she was the daughter of Lucian and Aldea (Masse) Magnant. 
 
Sister entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Cecilia Parish, Pawtucket. She was graduated from Sacred Heart High School, Pawtucket and earned a A.B. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass. 
 
Sister Irene’s teaching assignments were at Holy Rosary, Holyoke; St. Peter’s, Worcester; St. Joseph’s, Pittsfield and Cathedral High School in Springfield. In 1974 Sister was employed in the Business Office at Mont Marie until June 1988 when she took the position as Bookkeeper at Holyoke Catholic High School where she remained until June 2007. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by two nieces, Adrienne and Lillian Jette. She was predeceased by her sister Rita Jette.

Sister Ann Keefe

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Sister Ann Keefe, 62, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died at home in Providence, RI on January 18, 2015. A native of Warren, Mass., she was the daughter of James and Patricia (Gorman) Keefe. 
 
In 1970 Sister Ann entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Paul Cathedral Parish, Worcester, Mass. She graduated from Marianhill Central Catholic High School, Southbridge, Mass. and earned a B.A. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass. and a master’s degree in social work from Fordham University, Bronx, NY. 
 
Sister Ann taught for a year at Bishop McVinney Catholic Elementary School, Providence, RI before working as director and counselor for Project Respond at CARE in Providence. She served in Team Ministry at St. Michael’s Parish in Providence beginning in 1982 and has continued there for more than three decades. In 1992 she founded CityArts for Youth, Providence and co-founded the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence in 2001. She was also the recipient of several awards: Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless Carol McGovern, RSM Memorial Award, 1998; the Goff Women’s Achievement Award, 2003; Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhode Island Public Health Association, 2008; The Providence Newspaper Guild’s John Kiffney Public Service Award, 2010; YWCA Rhode Island Women of Achievement Award, 2013; and the Ignatian Volunteer Corps Della Strada Award, 2014. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in Community, Sister Ann is survived by her eight siblings: Eileen Swopes of Strafford, Missouri; James Keefe of Mattapoisett, Mass.; Mary Blanchet of Indianapolis, Indiana; Michael Keefe of Gorham, Maine; John Keefe of Warren, Mass.; Brian Keefe of Feeding Hills, Mass.; Kathy Keefe of Catskill, NY, and Angela Leslie Keefe of Sydney, Australia. She is survived, too, by her longtime friend and coworker at St. Michael’s Parish, Sister Joyce Flowers, RSM. 

Sister William Agnes Gillet (Helen)

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Sister William Agnes Gillet (Helen), 94, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield died in Mont Marie Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Holyoke, Mass. on January 13. A native of Brockton, Mass., she was the daughter of William and Mary (Wilson) Gillet. 
 
Sister William Agnes entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in 1937 from St. Stephen Parish, Worcester. She graduated from St. Stephen High School and earned A.B. and M.A. degrees from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass. 
 
Sister ministered in the schools of the Diocese of Springfield as a teacher in Our Lady of Hope, Springfield; Immaculate Conception, West Springfield; Annunciation, Florence; and St. Joseph, North Adams. She served as Principal in Blessed Sacrament School, Greenfield. From 1969-2003 she served in St. Patrick School, Chicopee, first as Principal and then as school Librarian. She retired to St. Joseph Residence, Mont Marie, Holyoke, MA in 2003. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by several nieces and nephews. 

Sister Madeline Tiberii (Rita Francis)

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Sister Madeline Tiberii (Rita Francis), 74, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died on January 13, 2015 in Mont Marie Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Holyoke, Mass. Born in Worcester, Mass. she was the daughter of Frank and Ida Rita (Colognesi) Tiberii. 
 
Sister Madeline entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in 1958 from St. Joseph Parish, Charlton, Mass. She was graduated from Charlton High School. She earned an A.B. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, a M.Ed. from Framingham State University, a certificate in Clinical Pastoral Education from Campion Renewal Center, Weston, and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Center for Religious Development, Cambridge. 
 
Teaching assignments for Sr. Madeline included both St. Joseph Grammar and High School in Pittsfield, St. Joseph Grammar School, North Adams, and Cathedral High School, Springfield. She was Principal of Sacred Heart School in Pittsfield. She served as Pastoral Associate and Director of Religious Education at Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, Norwich Conn., and was Headmistress and teacher at the Kowak Catholic Girls’ Secondary School in Tanzania, East Africa. She was Program Director at Campion Renewal Center in Weston, served at House of Peace & Education, Inc. in Gardner, and was an associate at the Center for Religious Development in Cambridge. Most recently she was a spiritual director at Eastern Point Retreat House, Gloucester. 
 
In addition to her sisters in community, she is survived by her brother Frank Tiberii of Charlton, Mass., her sisters Katherine Tiberii of North Smithfield, RI, and Carol Kiwak of Wells, ME and many nieces and nephews. 

Sister Kathleen McGurk (Catherine Mary)

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Sister Kathleen McGurk (Catherine Mary), 85, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in her 64th year, died in Mont Marie Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Holyoke, Mass. on December 20, 2014. A native of Holyoke, Mass., she was the daughter of John and Kathryn (Sears) McGurk. 

Sister Kathleen entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from Blessed Sacrament Parish, Holyoke. She was graduated from St. Jerome High School, Holyoke and earned a B.A. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass. and a M.A. from St. Joseph College, West Hartford, Conn. 
 
In the Diocese of Springfield Sister ministered as teacher at Immaculate Conception School and St. Thomas School, West Springfield; St. Mark School and St. Charles School, Pittsfield. She also served as Pastoral Minister at St. Charles Parish. She served the Congregation as Assistant Mistress of Novices from 1959-1968. She ministered in the Worcester Diocese as Pastoral Minister at St. Paul Human Services, Providence Nursing Home and St. Catherine of Sweden Parish, all in Worcester. She retired to St. Joseph Senior Residence, Mont Marie in 2007. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in community, she is survived by her brother-in-law Anthony Conlin and by her nieces and nephews Kathy Conlin, Maureen Burns, Shelia Fitzgerald, Ellen Conlin Jackowski, Karen Conlin, Kate Sullivan, William McGurk, David McGurk, Raymond McGurk, Sharon Hood, Geraldine Vale and Barry McGurk, She also leaves several great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings Raymond, John, William and Mildred McGurk and Mary Conlin. She was also predeceased by her nephews Richard McGurk and Kevin Conlin. 

Sister Mary Lou Wright (Carmella Marie)

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Sister Mary Lou Wright (Carmella Marie), 79, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in her 63rd year, died at Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke, Mass. on November 24, 2014. A native of Milford, Mass., she was the daughter of Herbert and Carmella (Consoletti) Wright. 
 
Sister entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Mary Parish, Milford. She was graduated from St. Mary High School. She earned an A.B. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee; a M.S. degree from University of Detroit, and a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 
 
Sister Mary Lou taught one year at Cathedral Grammar School, Springfield, before beginning her graduate studies in biology. She was a member of the faculty at the College of Our Lady of the Elms since 1958. After her retirement in 2008 she continued to teach part-time through spring 2014. Over the years the many grants which she received, totaling over $750,000, made it possible for students to collaborate with her on research which they conducted during the summer and the academic year. Many of these students went on to follow careers in research and teaching themselves. Among her many achievements was the presenting of a paper at the XIII International Congress of Comparative Endocrinology in Yokohama, Japan. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her brothers, Herbert Wright of Milford, George Wright of Harwich Port, Mass., and her sister Florence Wright of Worcester. 

Sister Maria Edward Farr (Letitia)

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Sister Maria Edward Farr (Letitia), 96, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke, Mass. on November 10, 2014. A native of Pittsfield, Mass., she was the daughter of Edward and Anna (Gavin) Farr. 
 
Sister Maria Edward entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in 1937 from St. Charles Parish, Pittsfield. She graduated from St. Joseph High School, Pittsfield. She earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee. 
 
Sister Maria Edward taught in the schools of the Diocese of Springfield in Holy Family, Our Lady of Hope, and Cathedral High School, Springfield; Blessed Sacrament, Greenfield; St. Mary, Northampton; St. Agnes, Dalton; Catholic Central Elementary and St. Mark, Pittsfield; in the Diocese of Worcester in St. Louis, Webster; Sacred Heart, Gardner and St. Stephen, Worcester. She also served as librarian at St. Mary, Longmeadow and in Developmental Reading at Holy Cross, Springfield and on the staff of the Bureau for Exceptional Children, Pittsfield. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her nephews, nieces and their families, including Kathleen Farr Gariepy of Florida, Maureen Farr Petruzella of Cheshire, Mass. and Carol Farr Chalifoux of Indiana. She was predeceased by her brothers, Donald and John Farr. 

Sister Mary Dorothy Durett (Brenda)

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Sister Mary Dorothy Durett (Brenda), 96, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield died in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke on October 29, 2014. She was born in Burlington, Vermont, daughter of Coral and Melvina (LeClair) Durett. 
 
Sister Mary Dorothy entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in 1937 from St. Joseph Parish, Pittsfield, Mass. She graduated from St. Joseph High School, Pittsfield and earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass. 
 
In the Diocese of Worcester Sr. Mary Dorothy taught in St. Mary School, Milford and St. Ann School, Worcester. From 1951 to 1980 she taught at St. Joseph High School, Pittsfield. Upon retiring from teaching she became a pastoral minister in St. Joseph Parish, Pittsfield, where she served until 2000. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in community, she is survived by several cousins, grandnieces and their families. She was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy May Test. 

Sister Veronica Brown (Sister Maurice Joseph)

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Sister Veronica Brown (Sister Maurice Joseph), 96, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Mont Marie Health Care Center on October 29, 2014. A native of Holyoke, she was the daughter of Maurice and Nora (Fitzgerald) Brown. 

Sr. Veronica entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in 1937 from Holy Rosary Parish, Holyoke. She graduated from Holy Rosary High School and earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass. Sister Veronica pursued additional studies at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester; Seton Hall, Orange, N.J.; American International College, Springfield and Stanstead College, Quebec, Canada. 

Teaching assignments for Sr. Veronica, all in Massachusetts, included St. Mary’s, Milford; St. Mary’s, Northampton; Sacred Heart, Holyoke and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Hope, Springfield. She taught at Cathedral High School, Springfield from 1959 to 1993, becoming in 2000 one of the first honorees to receive the St. Joseph Medal for her commitment to Cathedral. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her nieces, Noreen Lagimonier of Holyoke, Kathleen Phillips of So. Yarmouth, Theresa Rivest of Ludlow, Mary Lou Krause of So. Hadley, Marian Kirley of Maryland and several other nieces and nephews and their families. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Brown of Holyoke and Stella Brown of Chicopee. She was predeceased by her eight siblings, Sr. Gertrude Brown, SSJ; Mary Clancy; and Francis, Maurice, Vincent, Stephen, Joseph and Thomas Brown. 


Sister Eileen Ryan (Margaret Catherine)

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Sister Eileen Ryan (Margaret Catherine), 88, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke, Mass. on October 13, 2014. She was born in Stamford, Conn., daughter of Lawrence and Catherine (McKeon) Ryan. Sister Eileen entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in 1945 from St. Mary Parish, Newport, RI. She was graduated from St. Catherine Academy, Newport. She earned a B.A. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass. and a M.A.T. degree from Assumption College. She also did graduate work at Northwestern, West Virginia and Loyola Universities. 
 
Sister Eileen taught at St. Jerome High School, Holyoke, St. Peter High School, Worcester, and Sacred Heart High School, Pawtucket, RI early in her career and at Cathedral High School, Springfield from 1954-1980. Her last teaching assignment was at St. Joseph High School, Pittsfield. She held various staff positions at Mont Marie, Holyoke including assistant director of the Conference Center and director of Companion Ministry. 
 
In addition to her sisters in community, she is survived by her sister, Catherine M. Olson of Wrentham, Mass. and by her nephews, Robert Olson of West Newbury, Mass.; Steven Olson of Colebrook, NH; and Christopher Olson of Neenah, WI. She was predeceased by her sister, Margaret Ryan, SSJ. 

Sister Anne Marie Cecile Poitras (Sr. Francis Regis)

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Sister Anne Marie Cecile Poitras (Sr. Francis Regis), 84, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke Mass. on September 28, 2014. A native of Fall River, Mass., she was the daughter of Joseph and Marie Louise (Paradis) Poitras. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of LePuy at Fall River from St. Anne Parish, Fall River, in 1947. She graduated from Novitiate High School in Fall River and earned a B.A from Annhurst College, Woodstock, Conn. She became a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield when the two Communities merged in 1974. 
 
Sister Cecile served as teacher at St. Roch’s, St. Jean Baptiste, and St. Matthew Schools, all in Fall River; St. Joseph School and St. Mary’s Home, both in New Bedford; St. Michael School, Ocean Grove and St. Joseph School, Vinton, LA. She spent many years in Louisiana working with students with behavior disorders before becoming a pastoral assistant at St. Patrick Church, Ferriday, LA. She was pastoral assistant at St. Clement Church, Plaquemine, LA and later ministered in Senior Services at St. John the Evangelist Church in Plaquemine where she worked until a few months before her death. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her sisters Lillian Marie Poitras of Fall River and Antoinette Marie Aubin of Westport, Mass. She was predeceased by her Sisters Beatrice Marie Chretien, Louise Marie Vick, and by her brothers Frank Esdras Poitras, Louis Joseph Poitras, and Joseph Henri Poitras. 

Sister Patricia Ritchie (Mary Albert)

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Sister Patricia Ritchie (Mary Albert), 77, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield for 59 years, died August 21, 2014 in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke, Mass. Born in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of Mary F. (McIntyre) (Ritchie) Seymour and Albert Ritchie, who died in 1942, and the stepdaughter of George A. Seymour. 
 
Sister Patricia entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Michael's Cathedral Parish, Springfield. She was graduated from Cathedral High School and earned an A.B. from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass. and an M.A. Ed. from Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. 
 
Her teaching positions included Holy Trinity School, Greenfield and St. Peter's School, Worcester. She was Coordinator of the Mont Marie Conference Center and later secretary in the Social Security and Medical Insurance Office at Mont Marie. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in community, she is survived by her twin brother Philip and his wife Joan of Warwick, RI; by her sisters-in-law Barbara Ritchie of Springfield and Dorothy Ritchie of Feeding Hills, Mass.; and by her nephew David of Springfield. She was predeceased by her brother Albert Ritchie. 

Sister Maria Louise Loudon (Shirley)

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Sister Maria Louise Loudon (Shirley), 91, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield for 72 years, died in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke, on August 7, 2014. A native of Holyoke, Mass., she was the daughter of Raymond and Emma (Tagliabue) Loudon. 
 
Sister Maria Louise entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from Sacred Heart Parish, Holyoke. She was graduated from Sacred Heart High School and earned an A.B. degree from The College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee. Later in life, Sister also received education in nursing science, earning a LPN at Dean Vocational School, Holyoke, an Associate in Science in Nursing at Springfield Technical Community College, and a BSN at the College of Our Lady of the Elms. 
 
Sister Maria Louise taught in the Diocese of Springfield at Holy Family School and Cathedral High School, Springfield and St. Joseph School, Pittsfield. She served as a nurse at Providence Hospital, Holyoke; Municipal Hospital, Springfield; Springfield Visiting Nurses Association, Jewish Nursing Home, and Child Care in Home and Interim Care, Springfield. She was a Clinical Instructor at the College of Our Lady of the Elms. She retired in 2000. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her sister-in-law Cecilia Loudon of Holyoke and a niece and nephews and their families. She is predeceased by her two brothers, Reid and David. 

Sister Bette Gould (Helen Charles)

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Sister Bette Gould (Helen Charles), 75, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, in her 57th year of religious life, died in Holyoke on June 26. A native of North Adams, Mass., she was the daughter of Charles and Helen (Toohey) Gould. 
 
Sister Bette entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Francis Parish in North Adams. She graduated from St. Joseph High School, North Adams and earned an A.B. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass. She earned an M.A. Ed. from Assumption College, Worcester and an M.A. in Pastoral Studies and Theology from Loyola University, Chicago. 

Sister served as superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Springfield from 1984 to 2005. Previous to that, she ministered in the schools of the Diocese as a teacher at Holy Trinity, Greenfield and Blessed Sacrament, Holyoke; as both teacher and later principal at St. Joseph High School, North Adams; principal at St. Joseph High School, Pittsfield, and as principal at Our Lady of Hope School, Springfield. She worked at the Christian Education Center in Springfield and as curriculum coordinator for the Diocese of Springfield. In 2005, Sr. Bette began her ministry at East Catholic High School, Manchester Conn. serving for two years as interim principal and until very recently as coordinator of the school's mentoring program. Sister also served as a Police Commissioner for the city of Springfield, Mass. from 1993 to 1995. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her sister, Helene Gajda of North Adams, her brother John Gould of Williamstown, Mass. and several nieces and nephews. Sister was predeceased by her brother Richard Gould of Adams, Mass.

Sister Emily Kane (Sr. John Mary)

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Sister Emily Kane (Sr. John Mary), 91, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph for 73 years, died in Mont Marie Health Care Center on June 4, 2014. A native of Westfield, Mass., she was the daughter of John and Emily (McKay) Kane. 
 
Sister Emily entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Mary Parish, Westfield. She earned an A.B. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass. and a M.A. from Assumption College, Worcester, Mass. 
 
Sister Emily taught in the Diocese of Providence at St. Joseph School, Newport, R.I; in the Diocese of Springfield at Cathedral High School and Holyoke Catholic High School; in the Diocese of Worcester at St. Ann High School and St. Stephen High School. She also served in the Worcester Diocesan Office and as director of CCD at St. Patrick Parish, Whitinsville, Mass. She was also pastoral minister at St. Mary Parish, Thorndike, Mass. She served as a tutor at the Gray House in Springfield. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her brother Edward Kane of California. 

Sister Mary Dominica Gallagher (Catherine)

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Sister Mary Dominica Gallagher (Catherine), 102, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, died on June 1, 2014 in Mountain View Center, Rutland, Vt. a few days after her 85th anniversary of becoming a Sister of St. Joseph. Born in North Walpole, N.H., she was the daughter of Thomas and Bridget Gallagher. 
 
Sister Dominica entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Vermont from St. Peter’s Parish, North Walpole, N.H. She was educated in the North Walpole schools. She became a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in 2001 when the two Communities merged. 
 
Sister Dominica ministered to her community as cook for many years in St. Michael Convent, Brattleboro; St. Francis Convent, Bennington; St. Charles Convent, Bellows Falls and Mt. St. Joseph Convent, Rutland. Later she served as infirmarian at Mt. St. Joseph Convent, Rutland. In 1991 she retired at St. Joseph Residence where she served as a volunteer visiting the sick in nursing homes. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by several nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. She also is survived by Pamela Merritt and Alice Heath, both of Rutland, for whom she cared in their young lives. Sister Dominica was predeceased by all ten of her siblings. 

Sister Mary Anne Nolan (Christopher John)

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Sister Mary Anne Nolan (Christopher John), 84, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield died in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke, Mass. on May 10, 2014. Born in North Adams, Mass., she was the daughter of John and Anne (Merrigan) Nolan. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from St. Francis Parish, North Adams in 1950 after graduating from St. Joseph High School, North Adams and earning an A. B. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass. 
 
Sister Mary Anne taught in the Diocese of Springfield in Holy Family School, Our Lady of Hope School, and St. Matthew School, Springfield; Holy Rosary School and Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Holyoke; St. Thomas School, West Springfield; St. Mary School, Westfield, and Annunciation School, Northampton. In the Diocese of Providence she taught in SacredHeartSchool, Pawtucket and St.Francis School, Warwick. She served on the staff at the College of Our Lady of the Elms and as Pastoral Minister at Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Southwick, Mass. For nearly twenty years she was an Editorial Production Associate for the Catholic Communications Corporation, continuing to assist there into the early years of her retirement to Mont Marie. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her nephews John Nolan (Susan) of North Adams, Mass.; William Nolan (Brenda) of Clarksburg, Mass.; her niece Patricia Jerwick (John) of Hagerstown, Maryland; and her sister-in-law Sally Nolan of North Adams. She was predeceased by her brother John Nolan of North Adams and Sr. Therese Nolan of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Sister Dominic Marie Cormier (Anastasia)

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Sister Dominic Marie Cormier (Anastasia), 98, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph in her 79th year in the Congregation, died in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke, Mass., on April 2. A native of Milford, Mass., she was the daughter of Dominic and Anastasia (McCann) Cormier. 
 
Sister Dominic Marie received her early education at St. Mary School, Milford and was graduated from St. Mary High School. She earned an A.B. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee. She taught in the schools of the Worcester Diocese at St. Stephen School, Worcester and St. Joseph School, Leicester; in the Springfield Diocese at Holy Rosary School, Holyoke and in the Providence Diocese at St. Joseph School, Newport and St. Francis School, Warwick. She also served as clerk/receptionist at the Tri-Valley Elder Care Center, Uxbridge, Mass. She became a resident of St. Joseph Retirement Residence at Mont Marie in 1992. In 2004 she became a resident of Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her sister-in-law Lucy Cormier of Milford, Mass.; her niece, Yvonne Kozlowski of Milford and her nephews Edmund, Paul and Burton Cormier of Northbridge, Mass., Brooksville, Fla., and Bellingham, Mass., respectively. She was predeceased by her brothers, Burton, Joseph and Francis Cormier. 

Sister Stella Marie Burke (Sister Saint Gregory)

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Sister Stella Marie Burke (Sister Saint Gregory), 102, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield for 77 years, died on March 8, 2014 at Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke, Mass. Born in Laconia, N.H., she was the daughter of Joseph and Roseanna (Auger) Burke. 
 
Sister Stella entered the Sisters of St Joseph of Rutland in 1937 from Sacred Heart Parish, Bennington, Vermont. She became a Sister of St. Joseph of Springfield in 2001 when the two Communities merged. Sister was graduated from Mt. St. Joseph Novitiate High School in Rutland, Vermont. She earned her BS degree at Nazareth College, Rochester, N.Y. 
 
Among Sister Stella’s teaching assignments in Vermont were St. Francis de Sales, Bennington; St. Charles, Bellows Falls; St. Michael’s, Brattleboro; St. Mary’s, Fair Haven; St. Peter’s and Mt. St. Joseph, Rutland; Brandon Training School and College of St. Joseph the Provider, where she served on the library staff. In her retirement she resided at Mount St. Joseph, Rutland and then Mont Marie, Holyoke, Mass. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her niece, Janet Rogers of Bennington, Vermont. She was predeceased by her sister, Sr. Ann Francis Burke, and by her brothers Joseph Lionel Burke and Joseph G. “Jim” Burke.

Sister Ellen Therese Barry (Ellen Mary)

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Sister Ellen Therese Barry (Ellen Mary), 96, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, in her 76th year in the Congregation, died in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke, MA on January 20, 2014. A native of Bellows Falls, VT, she was the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Loughlin) Barry. 

Sister Ellen Therese entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Vermont in 1938 from St. Charles Parish, Bellows Falls, VT. She became a Sister of St. Joseph of Springfield in 2001 when the two communities merged. She was graduated from Bellows Falls High School. She earned an A.B. degree from Regis College, Weston, MA. 
 
Sister taught in Christ the King School and St. Peter School, Rutland, VT and at St. Mary School, Fair Haven, VT. She was at Sacred Heart School, Bennington, VT for close to 30 years, serving as teacher and also as Principal. In her retirement she resided in Bennington, continuing her warm association with former students, colleagues and friends. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in community she is survived by her nephews David Barry of Florida and James Barry of Georgia and by her niece, Judith Bowen of East Dorset, VT. She also leaves her friend and caretaker of many years, Doris Maguire and her family of Bennington, VT.

Sister Catherine Van Houten (Richard Anne)

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Sister Catherine Van Houten (Richard Anne), 66, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph in her 49th year in the community, died on January 12, 2014. Born in Chicago, IL she was the daughter of Richard and Anna (Murphy) Van Houten. Sister Catherine entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from Holy Name Parish, Springfield, Mass. She was graduated from Cathedral High School, Springfield. She earned an A.B. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass., and a M.A. from Fairfield University, Fairfield, Conn. 

Sister Catherine taught at St. Mark's School, Pittsfield and Sacred Heart and Blessed Sacrament Schools, Holyoke. She also taught at Holyoke Catholic High School before becoming Principal of St. Matthew School, Indian Orchard. Sister was an Administrator at St. Bridget School, Manchester, Conn. She subsequently served in the Catholic schools of the Bridgeport Diocese as religious educator and librarian. She was a spiritual director, offering private direction, programs and retreats, often in conjunction with Mercy Center at Madison, Madison, Conn. An accomplished potter, Sister Catherine was a member of Wesleyan Potters in Connecticut; she was to become President of the organization in the near future. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in community, she is survived by her siblings, Adrienne Bagnall of Wilmington, N.C., Rita Van Houten of Orlando, Fla., Jon Van Houten of Easthampton, Mass., and Steven Van Houten of Jaffrey, N.H.

Sister Sheila McGuirk (Frances Edward)

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Sister Sheila McGuirk (Frances Edward), 69, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke, Mass. on January 2, 2014. A native of Worcester, she was the daughter of Edward and Frances (O’Connor) McGuirk. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from St. Peter Parish, Worcester in 1964. 
 
Sister Sheila was graduated from St. Peter High School, Worcester and earned a B.A. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass. and certification in Clinical Pastoral Education from Danvers State Hospital. 
 
Sister ministered to residents in several facilities including Mont Marie, Holyoke; Mercy Hospital, Springfield; Falls Nursing Home, South Hadley; Beaven-Kelly Home, Holyoke; and Spruce Manor Nursing Home and Providence Home Care. She also served at Jericho in Holyoke, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Springfield and The Open Window, Chicopee. From 1971-76 Sr. Sheila had the rank of Airman Basic in the Massachusetts Air National Guard, serving in the medical dispensary at Barnes Municipal Airport, Westfield, Mass. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in community she is survived by many loving cousins.

Sister Mary Dooley (Eleanor Maria)

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Sister Mary Dooley (Eleanor Maria), 90, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in her 70th year in the Congregation, died on November 14 in the Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke, MA. Born in Cambridge, MA, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Mary (O’Neil) Dooley. 
 
Sister Mary Dooley entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, MA from St. Philip Parish, Grafton, MA. Her early education was in the parochial schools of Worcester and she was graduated from St. Stephen High School, Worcester. She earned a B.A. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA and a M.A. from Assumption College, Worcester. She earned a Ph.D. from the Sorbonne, Paris, France and a Doctor of Divinity from Aquinas Institute, Dubuque, Iowa. She was awarded Honorary Doctorates from American International College, Assumption College, Fitchburg State College and College of Our Lady of the Elms. 
 
Sister Mary taught at St. Joseph High School, North Adams from 1947-1965 and at the College of Our Lady of the Elms from 1968-1971. From 1971-79 she served as President of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield and from 1979-1993 as President of the College of Our Lady of the Elms. She also held the office of National President of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and was an official delegate to the Installations of Popes John Paul I and John Paul II. 
 
Among the many honors which Sister Mary received were: the Pynchon Award, presented by the Advertising Club of Springfield; the National Human Relations Award by the Connecticut-Western Massachusetts Region of the National Conference of Christians and Jews; the Via Veritatis Medal, presented by Elms College; and Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques from the Government of France. 
 
Sister Mary Dooley retired to Mont Marie St. Joseph residence in 2003 and entered Mont Marie Health Care Center in 2004. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her sister, Eleanor Dooley, SSJ of Holyoke and by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Richard and Francis Dooley.

Sister Joseph Anne (Mary) Moran

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Sister Joseph Anne (Mary) Moran, 95, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died on November 2 at Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke. 
 
Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of Michael and Sarah (McMahon) Moran. Sister Joseph Anne entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, MA in 1936 from St. Stephen Parish, Worcester. Her early education was at St. Stephen School; she graduated from St. Stephen High School in 1936. She earned a B.A. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee and a M.Ed. from Boston College. 
 
Sister Joseph Anne's teaching assignments were at St. Mary High School, Milford, MA, where she taught modern languages, and the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA, where she was a member of the Modern Language Department. Sister served as Dean of Students ('63-'75), Director of Financial Aid ('75-78) and Registrar ('78-'93) at the College of Our Lady of the Elms. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her sister, Teresa Moran, SSJ of Pittsfield, MA and by her brothers Joseph Moran and James Moran, both of Worcester, MA. She was predeceased by her sister Anna Patrice (Rita) Moran, SSJ and by her brothers John Moran and Francis Moran.

Sister Marion Hurley (Margaret Eugene)

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Sister Marion Hurley (Margaret Eugene), 95, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke on November 2. 
 
A native of Holyoke, MA, she was the daughter of Eugene and Margaret (Hannon) Hurley. Sister Marion entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in 1936 from St. Jerome Parish, Holyoke. 
 
Her early education was at St. Jerome School and she graduated from St. Jerome High School. She earned a bachelor's degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA. Sister Marion ministered in the Diocese of Springfield as a teacher at St. Joseph School, North Adams; as teacher and principal at St. Mary School, Northampton and as principal at St. Jerome High School, Holyoke; she was a teacher in the Diocese of Providence at St. Joseph (Hazard Memorial) School, Newport and in the Diocese of Worcester at St. Stephen High School, Worcester and St. Mary, Southbridge. 
 
From 1971-1979 she served on the Executive Board of the Sisters of St. Joseph. She was on the staff of the College of Our Lady of the Elms' Alumnae Library from 1979-2002; continuing as a volunteer after her retirement. Sister Marion joined the St. Joseph Residence at Mont Marie in 2005. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her sister Eleanor Morrissey of Holyoke and her brother Robert Hurley of Deerfield Beach, FL and their families. She was predeceased by her brother Eugene Hurley of Spencer, MA.

Sr. Elizabeth Marie Morrissey (Ruth Frances)

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Sr. Elizabeth Marie Morrissey (Ruth Frances), 87, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died on October 27 in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke, MA. Born in Woonsocket, RI she was the daughter of Eugene and Elizabeth (Mahon) Morrissey. 
 
Sister Elizabeth entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Vermont in 1954 from Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Burlington, VT. She became a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in 2001 when the two Communities merged. She was graduated from Mt.St. Mary Academy, Burlington, VT, and earned a B.S. degree from Trinity College, Burlington and a M.A. degree from Providence College, Providence, R.I. 
 
Sister Elizabeth taught at Mt. St. Joseph Academy, Rutland, VT and at Bennington Catholic High School, Bennington. She also served at the College of St. Joseph the Provider, Rutland as faculty member, and Director of Admissions, 1964-65; Academic Dean, 1965-72; and in Public Relations and Development, 1978-82. Sister Elizabeth held several positions of service in her Congregation: Director of Postulants, two terms as President, and Director of the co-member program. She retired to St. Joseph Residence, Rutland in 2004. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her sister Grace Morrissey of Burlington, VT, and by two brothers, Eugene Morrissey of Burlington and John Morrissey of Stowe, VT and their families.

Sister Doris Graves (Sr. Maria Vincent)

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Sister Doris Graves (Sr. Maria Vincent), 81, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke, MA on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Born in Millbury, MA, she was the daughter of William and Irene (Callaghan) Graves. 
 
Sister Doris entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, MA in 1950 from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Millbury. She graduated from Millbury Public Schools and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA. She also pursued further studies in mathematics at Boston College, Fordham University, University of Massachusetts and Purdue University. 
 
Sister Doris served for 45 years as a teacher in the Mathematics Department of Cathedral High School, Springfield, MA. After her retirement in 1997, she worked in the Mont Marie Development Office as an assistant. 
 
In addition to her Sisters in Community she is survived by her siblings Edith Eileen Eramo and Albert Leroy Graves, both of Millbury, MA; Margaret Mary Dahlstrom of North Grafton, MA; and James Charles Graves of Sutton, MA. She was predeceased by her siblings William Herbert Graves, Maurice Bernard Graves, John Terrence Graves, Patricia Ann Thomas, and Janet Irene Graves.

Sister Andrea Levesque (Sr. St. George)

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Sister Andrea Levesque (Sr. St. George), 94, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, died in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke, MA on October 1. A native of Fall River, MA she was the daughter of George and Maria (Ledoux) Levesque. 
 
Sister Andrea graduated from Jesus Marie Academy, Fall River and entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in Fall River in 1934. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Fall River and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield merged in 1974. She earned a B.A. degree and a M.Ed. degree from Rivier College in Nashua, NH. 
 
Sister Andrea ministered in the Fall River Diocese as a teacher at St. Jean Baptiste School and at St. Joseph Prep and as Secretary-Treasurer of St. Joseph Montessori School, Fall River and in St. Joseph School, New Bedford. She also taught in St. Joseph High School, Conway, Arkansas, St.Peter High School, Worcester and Cathedral High School, Springfield. She served as Mistress of Novices for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Fall River for 16 years and also as Director of Education for the Community. She joined the staff of Mont Marie, Holyoke in 1991 and retired in 1999.

Sister Margaret E. Walsh (Denis Mary)

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Sister Margaret E. Walsh (Denis Mary), beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in her 58th year of religious life, died in Holyoke on August 27, 2013. Born in Northampton, Mass. she was the daughter of Denis and Dora (Glover) Walsh. 
 
Sister entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Mary Parish, Northampton. Sister graduated from St. Michael High School, Northampton. She received an A.B. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, an M.A. from Assumption College, Worcester, and a M.A. from LaSalle University,and a Certificate in Clinical Pastoral Education from St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, Mass. 
 
Sister ministered in the Springfield Diocese as a teacher at Holy Trinity School, Greenfield; Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School and Holy Name School, Springfield; Sacred Heart School, and St. Jerome School, Holyoke and Annunciation School, Florence. She served as secretary at the Diocesan Religious Education Office, Springfield. She ministered in the Worcester Diocese as a teacher at St. Peter and St. Peter-Marian Schools and as a Pastoral Associate at St. Patrick Parish, Whitinsville. In the Fall River Diocese she taught at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro. In 2010, Sister entered the Health Care Center where she continued her outreach ministry to others.

Sister Cecile Lafond (formerly known as Sister St. Veronique)

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Sister Cecile Lafond (formerly known as Sister St. Veronique), 93, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield for 75 years, died in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke, on July 8, 2013. She was born in Fall River, Mass., the daughter of Rodolphe and Florestina (Lavellee) Lafond. 
 
Sister Cecile entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Fall River from St. Matthew Parish, Fall River. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Fall River merged with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in 1974. She was graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, Fall River and earned a B.A. degree from Rivier College, Nashua, N.H and a M.A. degree from Assumption College, Worcester, MA. She was awarded a fellowship by the French government for one year's study in Paris; she was also awarded a Fulbright travel grant by the United States government. She studied at I'Institut Catholique and the Sorbonne, Paris, France. Sister also did graduate work at Tufts University and the University of Ottawa, Canada. 
 
Sister Cecile taught in the Diocese of Fall River at St. Jean Baptiste and Blessed Sacrament Schools, Fall River and St. Michael School, Swansea, Mass. For many years she was an instructor at St. Joseph Prep and St. Joseph Teachers' Institute in Fall River. She served as librarian and instructor at Divine Heart Seminary, Donaldson, Texas in the early seventies. She was on the administrative staff of St. Louis School, Webster, Mass. Sister joined St. Joseph Residence at Mont Marie in 1992 where she was the coordinator of the Retirement and Formation libraries.

Sister Martina Anne Larkin (Mary Rita)

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Sister Martina Anne Larkin (Mary Rita), 93, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in her 58th year, died April 15, 2013 in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke. A native of Great Barrington, MA, she was the daughter of Martin and Anna (O’Neil) Larkin. 
 
Sister Martina entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Peter’s Parish, Great Barrington after having been a member of the faculty of Searles High School, Great Barrington for several years. She was graduated from Searles High School and earned a B. A. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA. She also pursued graduate studies in Latin at Georgetown University and Boston College. 
 
In the Diocese of Worcester Sr. Martina taught at St. Peter High School, Worcester; St. Mary High School, Milford; and St. Mary High School, Southbridge and in the Rhode Island Diocese at Sacred Heart High School, Pawtucket. In the Diocese of Springfield she taught at St. Mary High School, Westfield; and St. Jerome High School, Holyoke as well as serving as librarian at St. Mary’s and Holyoke Catholic High School. She retired to St. Joseph Residence, Mont Marie, Holyoke where she served on the support staff of the Child Care Center and the Office of Peace and Justice.

Sister Julia Marie Walsh (Teresa Ann)

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Sister Julia Marie Walsh (Teresa Ann), 93, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Holyoke, Mass. on December 3, 2012. A native of Rutland, Vt. she was the daughter of the late James and Julia (McNamara) Walsh. 
 
Sister Julia was graduated from Mt. St. Joseph Academy, Rutland, and entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rutland in 1943 from Christ the King Parish, Rutland. She became a Sister of St. Joseph of Springfield in 2001 when the two Communities merged. She earned a B.A. degree from the College of St. Joseph the Provider, Rutland and a M.A. from Boston College. Sister Julia taught at St. Peter School, Christ the King School and Mt. St. Joseph Academy in Rutland. She was a member of the faculty and administration at the former St. Joseph College in Bennington, VT and served as President from 1966-70. She later served as executive secretary to the president of the Congregation and administrative assistant in the Guidance Office of Mt. St. Joseph Academy. Sister retired to Mt. St. Joseph Convent, Rutland and moved to Mont Marie Health Care Center in Holyoke in 2005.

Sister Louise Marie Assad, (Agnes)

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Sister Louise Marie Assad (Agnes), 96, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died on November 11, 2012 in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke, Mass. A native of Worcester, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Louise (Nader).  

Sister entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in 1935 from Our Lady of the Mercy Parish, Worcester. She received her early education at Sacred Heart School, Worcester and was graduated from Commerce High School, Worcester, in 1934. She earned an A.B. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee and an M.A. degree there in 1957. She received State Certification as a Remedial Reading Teacher in 1974.
 
Among Sister Louise’s teaching assignments were the following schools: St. Stephen, Worcester, Sacred Heart, Holyoke, Holy Family, Springfield, Sacred Heart, Pawtucket, RI, St. Mary, Southbridge. She returned to St. Stephen, Worcester for her final teaching years. Sister retired at Mont Marie, Holyoke in 1989 where she made beautiful crocheted spreads for the Annual Craft Festival.

Sister Gertrude Anna Clark, (Marguerita Maria)

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Sister Gertrude Anna Clark (Marguerita Maria), 91, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died on September 12, 2012 in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke. A native of Pittsfield, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Gilman R. and Anna G. (Burke) Clark. 

Sister Gertrude entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1947 from St. Joseph Parish, Pittsfield, having graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1939 and Berkshire Business School in 1941. She completed her business training at Chicago University Extension. For many years she worked in the Business Office at the College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, Mass. In 1971 she joined the Mont Marie support staff where she provided invaluable service to the Congregation.

Sister Mary Fidelis McLee (Margaret Elizabeth)

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Sister Mary Fidelis McLee (Margaret Elizabeth), 88, died on July 28, 2012 at Mont Marie Health Care Center in Holyoke, Mass. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of William and Mary (Kenny) McLee. 

She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rutland, VT on September 8, 1943 and made her final profession on August 24, 1949. She became a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in 2001 when the two Communities merged. Sister Mary Fidelis ministered during her nearly 69 years of religious life in Vermont, Arizona and Florida.

Sister Patricia Anne Dolan

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Sister Patricia Anne Dolan, 80, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in her 43rd year, died on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in Rutland, Vt. Born in Rutland, she was the daughter of John and Caroline (Dye) Dolan. 

She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Vermont in 1969 from Christ the King Parish, Rutland. She became a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in 2001 when the two Communities merged. She attended Christ the King School and was graduated from Rutland High School. She attended Mary Washington College, University of Virginia and graduated from The College of St. Joseph the Provider in Rutland. 

Sister served at Christ the King School, Rutland as teacher and as resource aide for nearly thirty years. Sr. Patricia was an avid sportswoman, having worked in the Rutland Recreation Department for 18 years prior to entering the Sisters of St. Joseph. She also received awards from the Regional and Vermont State Poetry Contest and National Education Contest for several years in succession.

Sister Alicia Maria (Elizabeth) Fairfield

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Sister Alicia Maria (Elizabeth) Fairfield, 90, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph in her 71st year, died on May 29, 2012 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of Frederick F. and Mary (Donahue) Fairfield. Sister Alicia attended elementary and secondary school in Melbourne, Fla., and then entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, Massachusetts from St. Mary Parish, Southbridge.

For over 50 years her ministry was to provide service to her Sisters in community, first as cook and later as a certified nursing assistant. She earned a Certificate in Advanced Food Service Studies and served at the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, and at the former Motherhouse of the Community in Springfield, and at Mont Marie and Mary Immaculate, both in Holyoke. After successfully completing the Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program, Sister served at Mont Marie Health Care Center. In 1993 she retired at Sr. Joseph Residence, Mont Marie. She became a resident of Mont Marie Health Care Center in 2005.

Sister Anna James Kilfeather, (Margaret)

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Sister Anna James Kilfeather, (Margaret), 96, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in her 78th year, died on April 21, 2012 in the Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke, Massachusetts. A native of Pittsfield, Mass., she was the daughter of James and Hannah (O’Neill) Kilfeather. Sister entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from St. Charles Parish, Pittsfield. She earned A.B. and M.A. degrees from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee. 

Sister Anna James taught in the schools of the Springfield Diocese in Sacred Heart, Holyoke, St. Joseph, North Adams, and St. Mary, Northampton; in the Worcester Diocese in St. Louis, Webster and in the Providence Diocese in Sacred Heart, Pawtucket. She served as the assistant treasurer, the secretary-treasurer and treasurer of the Congregation over a period of twelve years. She also worked in the Finance Department of the Marian Center in Holyoke and in her retirement she assisted as support staff at Mont Marie.

Sister Richard Francis Doran, (Josephine C.)

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Sister Richard Francis Doran, (Josephine C.), 88, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in her 71st year, died on April 20, 2012 in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke. A native of Worcester she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine (Hanley) Doran. 

Sister received her elementary and secondary education at Sacred Heart Academy, Worcester. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Anne Parish, Worcester. She earned a B.A. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee and pursued graduate studies at Wellesley College, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the University of Rhode Island. Sister taught at St. Thomas School, West Springfield and at Cathedral High School, Springfield for many years and was very active as a teacher in parish religious education. For several years she was the director of Summer Vacation School at Goose Bay Air Force Base, Labrador, Canada. After her retirement from school, she joined the staff of the Development Office at Mont Marie, Holyoke. She retired to St. Joseph Residence, Mont Marie in 2003.

Sister Edward Maria Sharron, (Elizabeth)

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Sister Edward Maria Sharron, (Elizabeth), 87, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in her 71st year in the Congregation, died in Mont Marie Health Care Center in Holyoke, Mass. on March 6, 2012. A native of North Adams, she was the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Moore) Sharron.

Sister Edward Maria entered the Congregation from St. Francis Parish, North Adams. She was graduated from St. Joseph High, North Adams and earned an A.B. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass.

In the Diocese of Springfield Sister Edward Maria ministered as a teacher at Holy Name, Cathedral Grammar and Holy Family Schools in Springfield; at St. Thomas School, West Springfield and St. Joseph School, Pittsfield. She taught in the Diocese of Worcester at St. Mary School, Milford. She served on the parish support staffs at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish and Our Lady of Hope Parish, Springfield and at the Bishop’s Residence. Sister retired in 2004 and became a resident of Mont Marie in 2007.

Sister Mary Ann Corley, (Margaret Joseph)

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Sister Mary Ann Corley, (Margaret Joseph), 88, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in her 56th year, died in Mont Marie Health Care Center in Holyoke on February 14, 2012. She was born in County Doone, Ireland, the daughter of John and Margaret (Gorman) Corley. Sister Mary entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from the former Holy Rosary Parish, Holyoke, having graduated from Holy Rosary High School. She earned an AB degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee and a M.Ed. from Boston University.

In the Diocese of Worcester Sister Mary taught in St. Ann High School. In the Springfield Diocese she taught at St. Joseph High School, Pittsfield; St. Joseph High School, North Adams and Holyoke Catholic High School where she served for thirty years. She retired in 2000 and became a member of the St. Joseph Retirement Residence in 2004. In 2005 she became a member of Mont Marie Health Care Center. Her love of music continued all her life.

Sister Margaret James McGrath, (Marguerite)

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Sister Margaret James McGrath, (Marguerite), 88, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in her 68th year, died in Holyoke, Mass. on September 25. A native of Easthampton, Mass., she was the daughter of Edward and Margaret (Bradley) McGrath.

Sister entered the Sisters of St Joseph from Immaculate Conception Parish, Easthampton. She was graduated from St. Michael High School, Northampton. She earned a B.S. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, an M.S. degree from Fordham University, New York, NY and an Ed.D. from Nova University.

Sister was a faculty member in the Biology Department at The College of Our Lady of the Elms for her entire teaching career. For many years she was the Director of the Medical Technology Program. She served her many students with great attention over the years. She served on many College committees and was the faithful faculty advisor to the Alumni Association. Sister was retired and lived at St. Joseph Residence, Mont Marie, Holyoke.

Sister Richard Maria Allen (Beatrice M. Allen)

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Sister Richard Maria Allen (Beatrice M. Allen), 89, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph for 70 years, died at Mont Marie Health Care Center in Holyoke, Mass. on August 27, 2011. A native of Webster, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Ethan and Carolyn (Mogee) Allen. Sister Richard Maria received her early education at St. Louis School, Webster and was graduated from St. Louis High School in 1940. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Louis Parish, Webster in 1941. She earned an A.B. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass.

Sister ministered in the Springfield Diocese in Immaculate Conception School, Easthampton, St. Matthew, Indian Orchard and St. Joseph, Pittsfield. In the Worcester Diocese she taught in Sacred Heart School, Gardner and for many years in St. Mary’s, Southbridge. In 1980 she became a Nurse’s Aide and worked in Liberty Nursing Home and Providence Home in Southbridge. She retired in Southbridge in 1994.