Sister Carol Hassey, M.M. Maryknoll Sister for 66 Years, Dies

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Carol Hassey died on July 13, 2023 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY. She was 93 years old and a Maryknoll Sister for 66 years.

On June 30, 1930, Sister Carol Hassey was born in Columbus, Ohio, to Mary Theresa (Worch) and William Edward Hassey.  She had four sisters.  Three sisters, Ann, Mary, and Margaret have predeceased her. Her sister Martha and her husband Frank and nephew David survive her.

From 1944 to 1948, Sister Carol attended Holy Rosary High School in Columbus, Ohio.   She then attended Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where she earned an R.N. degree in 1951.  From 1952 to 1954, she attended St. Mary of Springs earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She entered the Maryknoll Sisters from Valley Park, Missouri, on December 30, 1956.  She pronounced her First Profession of Vows on August 8, 1959, in Valley Park, Missouri, and her Final Vows on August 22, 1965, in Bolivia.

In 1959 she received her first mission assignment at the Maryknoll Motherhouse, Maryknoll, New York to serve in the infirmary until 1960 when she went to Kansas City as a nursing and clinical instructor and nursing supervisor until her next mission assignment in 1966.  She was missioned to Riberalta and Santa Cruz in Bolivia where using her nursing skills she served in underdeveloped rural areas, supervising clinics and conducting health classes until 1974.   From 1974 through 1977, she was sent to Mineros and Montero, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where she worked as an Instructor at the School of Practical Nursing.

In 1981 Sister Carol returned to the United States for further studies at Notre Dame College, Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland earning her Master’s Degree in Psychology in 1983. In 1984 she returned to Bolivia, this time to Cochabamba where she served as the administrator of the Center House until 1987. She was at the Language Institute as a staff member and Director of the Orientation Program from 1987 to 1993.

In 1993, Sister returned to Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, New York for Congregational Services as a volunteer in Health Care, and in the Out-Patient Clinic as the Clerical Assistant.  At the Center, her kind and welcoming ways served her well as renewal coordinator from 1994-2000.

Sisters Carol had a variety of service roles–in the choir, in the Health Services Office and Treasury as a clerk, and manager of the COOP shop.  She transferred to the Chi Rho Community in 2016 and to Eden in 2020.

Funeral Services:

A Vespers Service will be held for Sister Carol Hassey on Thursday, July 20, 2023  at 4:15 p.m. in the Chapel of the Annunciation at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, July 21, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at the Maryknoll Sisters Center.

Sister Lourdes Fernandez, M.M. Maryknoll Sister for 56 Years, Dies

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Lourdes Fernandez died on July 7, 2023 In Moundou, T’chad.  She was 80 years old and a Maryknoll Sister for 56 years.

Sister Lourdes Fernandez on March 27, 1943 was born in Ramon, Isabella, Philippines to Simeona (Reyno) and Primitivo Q. Fernandez.  She had four brothers and two sisters; she is survived by her brother Diosdado, and two sisters, Gloria Valdez and Nena Nacionales.

From 1954 to 1958, Sister Lourdes attended La Salette of Santiago High School in Isabela, Philippines.  In 1960, she received an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from the La Salette College of Santiago. She continued her studies at Saint Rita College, Manila, Philippines where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1964.  She received her Master’ degree from the Maryknoll School of Theology in 1974.

Sister Lourdes entered the Maryknoll Sisters on June 26, 1967 from Manila, Philippines.  She pronounced her First Profession of Vows on June 6, 1971, in Hong Kong, Macau Region and her Final Vows on November 27, 1975 in Hong Kong.

In 1969, she received her first mission assignment to Hawaii, where she taught at St. Ann’s School in Kaneohe until 1971.  She moved to Hong Kong that same year, where she taught English and Religious Education for three years.  In 1973, Sr. Lourdes started her involvement with Worker’s Formation Program in Hongkong. She worked with the workers until 1991, including being coordinator of Asian Workers Exchange, a response to the influx of migrant workers in Hongkong.  In 1991 she came to Maryknoll, NY to do congregational services in the communications department until 1994.

In 1995 Sister Lourdes, answered a called from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) to help rebuild the Church in Eastern Europe.  This mission took her to Korce, Albania teaching at Preca College.  She moved to Pogradec, Albania where she also taught, did pastoral work and home visits.   In 2002, Sister Lourdes left Albania and returned to Maryknoll, NY to give congregational service doing mission promotion.

In 2006 she returned to Albania and taught religious studies and English at the Lambertini School in Elbasan City and later did pastoral work with the St. Vincent de Paul in Gramsh.

In 2013-2019 was appointed a member of the Congregational Vocation Team, with residence in Baguio, Philippines.     In 2022 she and six other sisters started a new community they called Presence, based in Monrovia, CA and from there, in May 2023, opened a new mission presence in Moundou, T’Chad.

Funeral Services:

A Vespers Service will be held for Sister Lourdes on July 14, 2023 at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Moundou, T’Chad

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on July 15, 2023 at 12:30  P.M. local time at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Moundou, T’Chad.

Sister Marilyn Snediker, M.M. Maryknoll Sister for 59 Years, Dies

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Marilyn Snediker died on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY. She was 94 years old and a Maryknoll Sister for 59 years.

On April 23, 1929 Marilyn Snediker was born in the City of Kankakee, IL to Mary (Shrake) Snediker and Oliver R. Snediker.  She had one brother who predeceased her and no sisters.  Her niece and nephew survive her.

Marilyn attended Warsaw High School from 1944 to 1946 in Warsaw, IN.  From 1947-48 she attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.  She earned her R.N. at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Columbus, OH in 1951.  She graduated from Mary Rogers College in 1968 with an Associate in Arts Degree.   In 1969, she received a certificate in Midwifery from London, England.

Marilyn entered the Maryknoll Sisters at Valley Park, MO on October 18, 1964 from the St. Joseph Parish, New York, NY.  She pronounced her First Profession of Vows on June 24, 1967 in Maryknoll, NY and her Final Vows on October 18, 1970 in Tanzania.

Sister Marilyn received her first mission assignment to Tarime, Tanzania in 1967, where she was in charge of a small rural dispensary until 1972. She also taught health and preventative medicine to the African staff. In 1972-86, Sister Marilyn was at the Center on Congregational Services where she held various positions and many different jobs. She worked in Health Services as Assistant Director in 1972-1976; in the Treasury Department and the Library in 1976-1979; she was secretary to the Administrator of the Nursing Home in 1980; the Research and Planning Secretary in 1980-1982; and a staff member of Social Concerns until 1986.

In 1987, Sister Marilyn was assigned to El Peten, Guatemala where she worked in a Diocesan Program for the Promotion of Women until 1993.  In 1994 to 1998 she was in San Jose Comunidad in Guatemala City doing Pastoral work with women.

Sister Marilyn returned to the Center, Maryknoll, NY in 1999 for Congregational Services.  She volunteered as an aide in the Information Systems Office and as the clerk in the Out-Patient Care Unit until 2009.

In 2009, Sister Marilyn retired to the Eden Community where she remained until her death.

Funeral Services:

A Vespers Service will be held for Sister Marilyn on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 4:15 p.m. in the Chapel of the Annunciation at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at the Maryknoll Sisters Center.

Sister Anne Karen Brannick, M.M. Maryknoll Sister for 80 Years, Dies

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Anne Karen Brannick died on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY. She was 101 years old and a Maryknoll Sister for 80 years.

On May 18, 1921 Anne Karen Brannick was born in Rockford, IL to Mary Ellen (Riordan) and Michael Brannick.  She had three brothers who have predeceased her.  She had no sisters.  Her nieces and nephews survive her.

From 1935 to 1939, Anne Karen attended Aquin High School in Freeport, IL.   She then attended the Rosary College in River Forest where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 1943. She continued her studies at the University of Hawaii and received her Master’s in Social Work in 1954.

She entered the Maryknoll Sisters in Maryknoll, NY on September 7, 1943 from St. Mary’s Parish in Rockford, IL.  She pronounced her First Profession of Vows on March 7, 1946 in Maryknoll, NY and her Final Vows on March 7, 1947 in Honolulu, HI.

In 1946, she received her first mission assignment to Nuuanu, Punahou, Hawaii where she worked in social services. She became the Superior of the Maryknoll Sisters Community in Punahou in 1960.

Sister returned to Rockford, IL for family ministry from 1964 until 1966. From 1966-68, Sister was assigned to the Western US Region in Monrovia, CA where she was in charge of the Medicare program in the Admissions office in the hospital.

In 1968, Sister returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY.  She held in various positions and many different jobs until 2006. She worked on the Switchboard in 1968-1977; in the Research and Planning Department in 1977-1982; in the Rogers Library in 1983-1987. She became the Rogers Library Administrator which became Rogers Library Administrator and Research Services in 1990-2003.  In 2004 Sister Anne Karen volunteered in the Treasury department and worked for Telephone Services until 2012.

In 2012 she retired to the Eden Community at the Center until her death.

Funeral Services:

A Vespers Service will be held for Sister Anne Karen on Monday, May 1, 2023 at 4:15 p.m. in the Chapel of the Annunciation at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at the Maryknoll Sisters Center.

Sister Laura Magallanes, M.M. Maryknoll Sister for 75 Years, Dies

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Laura Magallanes died on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY. She was 95 years old and a Maryknoll Sister for 75 years.

On July 22, 1927, Laura Magallanes was born in Los Angeles, CA, to Teresa (Guerra) Magallanes and Jose Magallanes.  She had six brothers, Frank, Gabriel, Joseph, Michael, Nick and Ralph and six sisters, Angela, Marie, Katherine, Sr. Adela, Rosemary and Teresa. All have predeceased her.  Her nieces and nephews survive her.

Laura attended Sacred Heart Academy High School in Los Angeles, CA from 1943 to 1946.

She entered the Maryknoll Sisters at Valley Park, MO on October 14, 1948 from St. Mary’s Parish in Los Angeles, CA.    She pronounced her First Profession of Vows on May 8, 1951 in Valley Park, MO.

In 1951, she received her first mission assignment to Chile and was assigned to Galvarino where she taught 2nd and 3rd grade until the end of the school year. Sister Laura and Sister Henrietta Coppard, M.M. went to Chillan in 1952.  They started a mission working with the poor and a parish school for the children of families living in extreme urban poverty. Sr. Laura was the assistant principal and also taught primary school.  She made her Final Vows on May 8, 1954 in Chile.

Sr. Laura moved around Chile in the years 1958 to 1970. Sister taught 3rd and 4th grade at the San Juan de Dios Parish School in Santiago in 1958; she taught 1st and 2nd grade in the Parish School in Curepto in 1959-1960; she was Administrator of the Language Study House in Pucon and taught religion and English in Manuel Guinez Boy’s Campo School in 1961-1964; she was assistant principal and primary school  teacher in Talca in 1965-1967; she was principal of Santo Tomas Boys School in Temuco in 1968 and in 1969, she was a primary school teacher in Talcahuano until 1970.  In all the years of teaching in schools, she loved visiting the homes of her students to understand them better, some of them living in city dumps.

She went back to the USA in 1970-71 for studies. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Mary Rogers College at Maryknoll, NY in 1971.

Sister Laura returned to Chile in 1972. She lived and worked among those living in extreme poverty. She did mostly pastoral work, also organized soup kitchen, trained catechists, visited homes, hospitals and prisons. She was in Talcahuano in 1972, in Talca in 1973-1989 and in Melipilla in 1990-1994. Sister Laura was in Chile for 43 years and loved it.

Sister Laura transferred to the Western US Region in 1994 and lived in San Diego, CA until 2009.  She ministered to the elderly in hospitals, visited elderly who were shut-ins, volunteered at nearby senior citizen centers, helped minorities and was a neighbor to the neighbors.  Once a month she participated in sharing life and faith experiences in a support group for women.

In 2009, Sister returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY where she remained until her death on April 13, 2023.

Funeral Services:

A Vespers Service will be held for Sister Laura on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 4:15 p.m. in the Chapel of the Annunciation at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 21, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at the Maryknoll Sisters Center.

Sister Ruth Greble, M.M. Maryknoll Sister for 74 Years, Dies

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Ruth Elizabeth Greble, M.M. died on Sunday, April 9, 2023 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY. She was 101 years old and a Maryknoll Sister for 74 years.

On November 16, 1921, Ruth Elizabeth Greble was born in Philadelphia, PA to Emma (Klotz) Greble and Robert Greble.  She had one sister who pre-deceased her.  Her nieces and nephews survive her.

Ruth attended John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School in Philadelphia, PA from 1936-1939.   She attended Pierce Business School in Philadelphia in 1940.

Ruth entered the Maryknoll Sisters on September 6, 1949 at Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY.  She pronounced her First Profession of Vows on March 7, 1952, from Maryknoll, NY, and her Final Vows on March 8, 1955, also in Maryknoll, NY.  Sister Ruth received her first mission assignment as the secretary to the Superior General of the Maryknoll Priests and Brothers in 1952-1956.

From 1956-1960 she studied at Rogers College in Maryknoll, NY obtaining a Bachelor of Education in 1960.  She received a Master’s degree in Geography from Boston University in 1961. She continued her studies and did her doctoral dissertation research in Tanzania from 1962-1964. She received her Ph.D. in Geography from Boston University in 1971.

Concurrent with her studies, Sr. Ruth was assigned to administrative and teaching positions at Maryknoll’s Rogers College. In 1967, she was Vice-President of Rogers College and then became President in 1968 until its closure in 1973. She was also active in Maryknoll Sisters community life, serving as a Delegate at the 1968 Chapter, a member of the Center Board from 1971-1973, and Chair of the Center Board from 1973-1975.

In 1975, Sister Ruth was assigned to Sudan. She helped establish a national center for pastoral, liturgical, and catechetical training. It became PALICA National Center where Sister Ruth worked until 1989. From 1989-1992, she taught at and was a staff member of Munuki Major Seminary in Juba. From 1993-1996, she was on the administration staff of the Maryknoll Sisters World Section House in Nairobi, Kenya. Sr. Ruth returned to Sudan in 1997-1998 where she taught in the local primary school and aided in revitalizing a women’s center in Chukudum.  In 1999, she moved to Nairobi, Kenya where she worked part-time at the Diocesan office until 2004.  During her time in Sudan and Kenya, Sr. Ruth did the finances for the Maryknoll Sisters’ Sudan Region, helped the Tanzania Region, and kept the financial accounts of the Africa World Section House until 2006.

In 2007, Sister Ruth left Africa and was assigned to the Western U.S. Region. She lived in Walnut Creek, CA, where she volunteered her services by visiting women in prison, a Catholic Charities Program, as well as in a new project for returning veterans.  She was also invited to give talks about Africa at the local Christ the King Parish until 2014.

In 2015, Sister returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY to retire.

Funeral Services:

A Vespers Service will be held for Sister Ruth on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 4:15 p.m. in the Chapel of the Annunciation at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at the Maryknoll Sisters Center.

Sister Marie May, M.M. Maryknoll Sister for 73 Years, Dies

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Marie May died on April 6, 2023 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY. She was 94 years old and a Maryknoll Sister for 73 years.

On November 26, 1928, Marie Anne May was born in Brooklyn, NY to Rose M. (Glossa) May and Joseph F. May.   She had three brothers and one sister; all have pre-deceased her.

From 1942 to 1946, Sister Marie attended St. Angela Hall High School in Brooklyn, NY.  She then attended St. Joseph’s College for Women, graduating in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry.

Sister Marie entered the Maryknoll Sisters Congregation in NY on September 6, 1950, from St. Patrick’s parish in Ft. Hamilton, Brooklyn, NY.  She made her First Profession of Vows on March 7, 1953, at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in NY. In 1953, Marie received her first mission assignment to the Central Pacific Region, where she studied and did social work.

In 1954, she earned 29 credits in Sociology-Social Work at the University of Hawaii. She taught high school biology and religion in Maui from 1955 until 1959. She made her Final Vows on March 7, 1959, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

In 1960, Marie studied and earned a master’s degree in Biology at Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, CA.  She taught grades 10 and 12 from 1960 to 1968 in Maui, Hawaii.

In 1970 she graduated from Washington University, St. Louis, MO, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work.  Sister Marie did family counseling in the rural areas of Oahu in 1970.  She also served on the Maryknoll Sisters Regional Governing Board in Honolulu from 1971 to 1974, after which she was assigned to Yap in Micronesia where she remained until 2011. While in Yap Sr. Marie did social, pastoral, prison, as well as youth ministries. She was also in charge of the young adult training program.

In 2012, Sister Marie semi-retired to the Maryknoll Sisters Community in Monrovia, CA where she did volunteer work.  In 2015 she returned and retired at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in New York, remaining until her death on 6 April 2023.

Funeral Services:

A Vespers Service will be held for Sister Marie May on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 4:15 p.m. in the Chapel of the Annunciation at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at the Maryknoll Sisters Center.

 

Sister Thecla Mutsuye Tsuruda , M.M. Maryknoll Sister for 75 Years, Dies

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Thecla Mutsuye Tsuruda died on April 5, 2023 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY. She was 98 years old and a Maryknoll Sister for 75 years.

On May 14, 1924, Mutsuye Tsuruda was born in Sacramento, CA to Sumo Shimazu Tsuruda and Ichigoro Tsurudo.  She had three brothers, Tom, Ben and Ray; her brother Tom survives her.  Ben and Ray have all pre-deceased her.

From 1939 to 1942, Sister Thecla attended Sacramento Senior High School in Sacramento, CA.   She attended the Metropolitan Business School, Los Angeles, CA for one and half years.  Then she attended and graduated from the Merchants & Bankers School of Business in New York City in 1963.  She entered Maryknoll on October 14, 1948 from her home parish of St. Francis Xavier, Los Angeles, CA. Thecla pronounced herS First Profession of Vows on May 8, 1951 in Valley Park, MO and her Final Vows on May 8, 1954 in Japan.

In 1953, she received her first mission assignment to Kyoto, Japan, where she studied the language for one year.  Subsequently in Saiin, Takano and Kyoto Sr. Thecla did pastoral work from 1954 to 1970.  In 1971, in Kyoto, she taught English to children and adults until 1974. In June of 1974, she moved to the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY for Congregational Services in the Admissions/Orientation Department.

In 1975, Sister was assigned to the Central Pacific Region, Honolulu, HI, and for 10 years worked as a Catholic Social Service Outreach Worker for an Elderly Program.

Sr. Thecla moved from Hawaii to Monrovia, CA in 1985 for more Congregational Services.  There she assisted the elderly Sisters, driving them for appointments and shopping trips.  She stayed in Monrovia for three years.  Returning to Honolulu, HI in 1991 as a full time worker as Service Aide, Catholic Charities Services to Elderly until 1996.

In 1996, Sister retired to Monrovia, CA but continued to work as a volunteer driver, driving Sisters around.

Sister Thecla returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY in 2013.  Where she remained until her death.

Funeral Services:

A Vespers Service will be held for Sister Thecla Tsuruda on Monday, April 10, 2023 at 4:15 p.m. in the Chapel of the Annunciation at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at the Maryknoll Sisters Center.

Sister Ruth Marie O’Donnell, M.M. Maryknoll Sister for 71 Years, Dies

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Ruth Marie O’Donnell, M.M. died on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY. She was 95 years old and a Maryknoll Sister for 71 years.

On August 20, 1927, Ruth Marie O’Donnell was born in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada to Hazel P. (Kirwin) and Thomas Leonard O’Donnell.   She had one brother and one sister.  They have all predeceased her

From 1940 to 1945, Ruth Marie attended St. Patrick’s High School in Fort William, Canada.  She then attended the Ontario College of Pharmacy in Toronto, Canada where she earned a Pharmacy degree in 1950.   Ruth Marie entered the Maryknoll Sisters on September 10, 1951 from St. Patrick’s parish in Canada.   She pronounced her First Profession of Vows on March 7, 1954 at Maryknoll, NY. and her Final Vows on March 7, 1960 in Hong Kong.

In 1955, she received her first mission assignment to Punahou, Honolulu, Hawaii where she taught religion, biology, chemistry and physics to high school students until 1958.  She was assigned to Kowloon, Hong Kong in 1958, for language study and part-time ministry. In 1961, she was the pharmacist at Maryknoll Hospital in Wong Tai Sin until 1969.  Sister returned to the United States and was assigned to the Eastern US Region, and for 20 years, she ministered in Boston Chinatown, Massachusetts. She was involved in teaching; pastoral work; and she also served on many committees.

In 1993, Sr. Ruth Marie retired to Maryknoll Sisters Retirement facility in Monrovia, CA and in 1994 returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY volunteering her time at St. Anne’s Church in Ossining, NY, teaching music and pastoral work for Hispanics until 2004.  She remained at the Sisters Center until her death.

Funeral Services:

A Vespers Service will be held for Sister Ruth Marie O’Donnell, M.M. on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 4:15 p.m. in the Chapel of the Annunciation at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 3, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at the Maryknoll Sisters Center.

Sister Maureen Corr, M.M. Maryknoll Sister for 63 Years, Dies

Maryknoll, NY: Sister Alice Maureen Corr, M.M. died on February 24, 2023 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY. She was 90 years old and a Maryknoll Sister for 63 years.

Alice Maureen Corr was born in New York City on November 11, 1932 to Thomas and Kathleen (Marron) Corr. She had two brothers and one sister; all have pre-deceased her.

Sr. Maureen graduated from St. Nicholas Tolentine High School in New York City in 1951.  Maureen was an employee of the New York Telephone Company for eight years before she entered the Maryknoll Sisters Congregation in Maryknoll, NY on September 2, 1961 from her home parish of St. Nicholas of Tolentine, New York City.  She pronounced her First Profession of Vows on June 24, 1964 in Topsfield, MA and her Final Vows on July 4, 1971 in Taiwan.

In 1965, she received her first mission assignment to Taiwan.  She studied the language for one year and then worked with young girls in correctional centers in Miaoli and Taipei. She was also was involved in parish ministry in Miaoli.  Later she taught English at the National Taiwan Normal University until 1974.

Sister Maureen returned to Maryknoll, NY for Congregational Service in 1974 and did Promotion on the West Coast until 1976.    In 1980, she was Supervisor of English as a Second Language Program at the Maryknoll Seminary, Maryknoll, NY.  During this time, she was also involved in the Fourth World Project in NYC.

From 1985 to 2007, Sister Maureen taught English at several universities in China, most notably Northwest University, Xian where she was involved in English languages programs for 12 years.

Due to age restrictions in China, she retired from teaching in 2007 and later volunteered at the Holy Spirit Study Center, in Hong Kong, a research institution, where she remained until 2014.

In 2017, Sister returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY to retire.

Funeral Services:

 A Vespers Service will be held for Sister Maureen Corr, M.M. on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 4:15 p.m. in the Chapel of the Annunciation at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY.

 A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, March 10, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at the Maryknoll Sisters Center.