We Will Always Remember

Sister Mary Ellen Dow

October 6, 2017

Sister Mary Ellen Dow November 28, 1948 –October 4, 2017 We seek to follow the way of simplicity, obedience and charity, which was characteristic of Julie and our firs...

November 15, 1930 – September 15, 2017 Both of Bernadette Josephine Metzger’s parents had been raised on Ohio farms surrounded by extended family. Both sets of gr...

January 29, 1928 – July 28, 2017 Almost from the moment she was born, Joanne Frances Seiser started exploring her world both physically and intellectually. Explorations...

March 15, 1928 - May 24, 2017 In peace I will lie down and fall asleep, for you alone, Lord, make me secure. (Psalm 4:9) Russia, Shelby County, Ohio is a small farming communit...

May 30, 1927 – April 10, 2017 “Let the children come to me and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Luke 18:16) Born Lorrai...

May 1, 1932 – January 28, 2017 My soul rests in God alone, from whom comes my salvation. God alone is my rock and salvation, my fortress; I shall never fall. (Psalm 62:2-3...

June 22, 1930 – January 8, 2017 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all you lands; serve the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful song. (Psalm 100:2) Born and raised in...

September 19, 1928 – December 27, 2016 “One thing I ask of the Lord; this I seek: to dwell in the Lord’s house all the days of my life…” (Psalm 27...

July 24, 1933 – December 20, 2016 Baptized Noreen Mary Joyce, this second daughter and youngest child of Michael and Catherine Joyce was born happy. Her father owned a sm...

June 29, 1931 – December 1, 2016 Raised as the youngest child in a large and loving family in Holy Family Parish, Virginia attributed her own faith to the deep faith passe...

 May 28, 1932 – November 20, 2016 “I have become proficient in adapting to change,” Eileen Hegarty liked to say. Her list of ministries more than support...

 June 22, 1930 – November 14, 2016 Sister Marguerite was born Mary Catherine Schoenung. She and her twin sister were the fourth and fifth children and eldest daughter...

Sister James Marie O'Donnell

November 15, 2016

August 15, 1923 – October 26, 2016 “It was Julie’s charism that attracted me,” Sr. James Marie remembered at the time of her Diamond Jubilee as a Sister...

Sister Lorraine Oswald, SNDdeN

February 12, 2016

February 3, 1933 – February 9, 2016 Lorraine Marion Oswald was born in Chicago to parents who had emigrated from Germany. Even though they stayed closely connected to rel...

 November 22, 1922 – February 6, 2016 Mary Catherine, the oldest of John and Marguerite McHugh's six children, grew up in Nativity Parish, just down the road from Mou...

July 11, 1915 – January 11, 2016 Margaret Elizabeth Michael was proud of her rural roots in Gallipolis, Ohio. While her family spent many years in Columbus, Ohio, it was ...

February 8, 1926 – October 20, 2015 Sister Rita Marie Stein grew up on the west side of downtown, Cincinnati. She was the fourth child and first daughter of William and I...

December 28, 1917 – September 27, 2015 Sister Lucille Neu was born and raised in Holy Family Parish, Dayton, Ohio, the parish that her father’s family helped found....

March 4, 1926 – May 29, 2015 Laura Mae Wagner grew up in Holy Trinity Parish in Dayton, Ohio. Her family consisted of her parents, an older brother and a younger sister. ...

June 11, 1932 – March 13, 2015 Sister Estelle Kessling grew up in a close-knit family in Reading, Ohio. She first met the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur when she started ...

September 7, 1934 – February 19, 2015 Ten days after her birth Bernard and Mary Pfeiffer took their first born to Emmanuel Parish to be baptized. Emmanuel was Mary’...

December 1, 1926 — February 8, 2015 At the time of her 60th Jubilee Sister Ruth Ann Bange reflected: “The Sisters are really trying to reach out to the poor. At the...

Sister Imelda Laub, SNDdeN

February 6, 2015

December 10, 1917 - February 5, 2015 Josephine Laub grew up in Hammond, Indiana and Calumet City, Illinois. She would jokingly remark that, as a child, she could stand with one...

 May 9, 1930 - December 11, 2014   Florence Patricia McNamee described her father’s family as Irish immigrants escaping the Potato Famine and her mother’s ...

 August 20, 1916 - November 8, 2014   Born in Hoople, North Dakota (near present day Grand Forks), Sister Mary Dorothy LeDiard was the third generation of her family t...