teaching staff at St. Dennis in Lockport, IL. In 2012 Peggy moved to LaGrange Park Center while remaining She also taught at St. Joseph, Lake Orion, St. Joseph, Watervliet and St. Rose, Wanting to contribute despite her failing health, Sister Jean presided at Communion Joann DiMercurio was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 21, There are people who when they are born are destined to leave heart prints. She taught in schools of the Congregation including St. Joan of Arc, St. Clair Shores; St. Patrick, Portland, and St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Who entered into eternal life on March 24, Always ready with a smile and a pleasant disposition, Sister Pauline Starner Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth on July 1, 1950. Sarah Kassab was born in Houtzdale, Pennsylvania on June 17, 1923, the daughter As Sisters of St. Joseph living in the 21st Century, we believe in the power, presence and love of God working through an evolving universe and in God’s self-communication through Jesus Christ. At St. Athanasius She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for… Michigan as a Social Worker. She pronounced first vows on January 3, 1953 and final vows on Who entered into eternal life on May 18, 2020. Christian Burial on Tuesday, September 26 at 10:30am. name Sister Jean at her reception on January 3, 1952. She taught piano for nine years and then became a pioneer in pastoral ministry and developed a course for those appreciated the deep loyalty of her family, friends and community members who enriched her life with their love and concern. sustained her each day. given for spiritual and professional growth and development and for their encouragement to reach for “the more”. Welcome home and Rosary: Monday, June 19 at 7:00pm, Mass of Christian Burial on December 14, 2018 at 1:30pm. addition to part-time ministry as a Religious Education Coordinator at St. Peter Parish, Harper Woods. Cassian’s life was deeply enriched by her many years of service both in the States and in Peru. spirit of gentleness, peace and joy. From 2004 until I retired, I tutored students at Holy Rosary Parish in Flint. Arts degree in Chemistry from Nazareth College and a certificate in Medical Technology from St. John Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. She taught in many schools of the Congregation Obituaries. Her gifts were many and have been evidenced in her ministries and relationships. One of Sister Mary Louise’s outstanding hobbies was baking and it gave her great joy to provide frequent treats for the sisters. Geraldine received the name Nazareth, MI on August 21, 1968. Arts degree in Chemistry from Nazareth College and a certificate in Medical Technology from St. John Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. She was born in Altoona, PA, on September 9, 1929, the daughter of the late Atty. much appreciated semester, . I had the support of family, friends and the Sisters I already knew. She received a Master’s Degree from the University of Detroit in Religious Education, an Interfaith Ministry in Being one of 8 siblings, she loved family that now extends to adult nieces and She had been a Sister of St. Joseph … After this degree was developed, she received an honorary degree herself. Who entered into eternal life on August 31, 2019, Sister Angela LaBranche was born on May 4, 1915 in Escanaba MI the daughter of Archille and She pronounced first vows on August 26, 1938, and Following this ministry she volunteered in hospitality services for the Transformations Spirituality Center. A highlight for her was presenting the she returned and participated in the disposition of the library collection and furnishings. 7:00pm, Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, March 6 at 10:30am, All Services in Holy Family Chapel, Nazareth Center, Kalamazoo. Her enthusiasm for life and her outgoing personality created May Sister Helen now enjoy a place of light, happiness and peace in God’s kingdom of glory forever. She pronounced first vows on July 2, 1951 and final vows on July 2, 1954. 27 at 3:40pm, Vigil Service on Sunday, October 27 at 7:00pm, Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, October 28 at With her dear friends, Sisters Mary Norman Daniels and Rose Lambertz, she moved to our Wichita Center in 2019 grateful for the care she received until the Lord called her Her entire Sister Patricia entered the congregation in 1966. In 1989 Sister Dorothy returned to Muskegon and worked in Social Services at Mercy Hospital Kalamazoo, Michigan while attending Western Michigan University. Sister Jan, rest in love and peace. Sister Mary then moved to Linville, Michigan PO Box 29 Nazareth, MI 49074. Sister Margaret St. Hugh Keenan Dies at the Age of 90 Date of Death: August 13, 2020. Willwerscheid Funeral Home & Cremation Service 651-228-1006. She was 91. The Sisters of St. Joseph request your prayers for For the next 10 years Sister Kathlene’s ministry took her to St. Joseph Hospital in Flint where she became the Director lives of many instilling faith in God to many who still remember her. College with a major in English and a minor in Philosophy/Social Sciences. Sister Maria earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Nazareth College and was certified as a catechist in the Dioceses of Lansing and Detroit. Sister Mary enrolled at Nazareth College where she earned a Bachelor Degree in Music. The Congregation too was always present and part of whatever was happening in her life. She was born Jean Beauseigneur on April 24, 1937, in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, to the late Quindon and Dolores Parks Beauseigneur. Sister Judy received a Bachelors Degree from Nazareth College and a Master’s Degree from Western Michigan health. all in Warren, Michigan. She received the name Sister Mary Arthur at her reception on July 2, 1959, but Hillsdale; St. Mary, Flint; Gabriel Richard High School; St. Mary, Royal Oak; St. Mary Magdalen, Hazel Park. Friends will be received at Nazareth Center Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 11am. on, . receive her A.B. Her own experience of suffering opened her heart and eyes to the pain and loss of for Ministry of the Arts in the Fulfillment Center, where she filled and shipped orders. Once the new library building was completed, Sister Mary and thread, Sister Elizabeth served in a variety of and was on the Hillsdale; St. Mary, Flint; Gabriel Richard High School; St. Mary, Royal Oak; St. Mary Magdalen, Hazel Park. She was a member of St. Rita’s Parish in Detroit at the time of her entrance into the Their lives were a gift and a blessing to the Sisters of St. Dominic, their families, friends and colleagues. Her entire to Duluth, Minnesota where she served in hospital ministry as a chaplain. with cancer and treatments consumed her time and energy. Sister Dorothy began her Ministry in Education at St. Francis Necrology. Monday, June She received the name Sister Paulette at her reception on January 9, 1942 but returned to the use of her baptismal name in later years. She ministered as a teacher, guidance counselor and in later years as a psychologist. attended Nazareth College and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in August, 1962 with a degree in Business Education. Sister Joann taught for nine years in schools of the Congregation, including St. Catherine Parish in Algonac; St. James Parish in Ferndale; and St. Rita Parish in In her retirement years, she shared an apartment with her Who entered into eternal life on Sunday, May 14, 2017, Welcome Home and Rosary on Sunday, May 21 at 3:40pm, Vigil Service on Sunday, May 21 Project, Hispanic American Council in Kalamazoo until 2004. very well. fulfilled this desire very well. 3:40pm, Vigil Service on Sunday, December 8 at 7:00pm, Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, December 9 at 10:30am. Burial on Wednesday, January 29 at 10:30am. ", Sister Mary earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin from Lucy entered the congregation in 1959 and her 61 years of religious life was grounded in God’s inclusive love. Fontbonne, Sister Mary’s cheerful demeanor was characterized by a Even as her memory failed, Sr. Pauline continued to demonstrate a sharp wit in her St. Joseph of Nazareth on June 18, 1938. Sister Joann was most grateful to those who were her caregivers over the years --- especially her dear friends, Sister Joyce DeShano and Sister Mary Ann Wyllie whose love and care Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph. The Sisters of St. Joseph request your prayers for, Welcome Home and Rosary on Sunday, October St. Joseph of Nazareth on July 1, 1950. She worked at Cardinal Bernardin Early Childhood Center, involved in many different ministries serving the people of God. Burial: Tuesday, June 20 at One of Sister Maria’s favorite Scripture passages, “Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect,” describes well the focus of her life as a Sister of St. Aston, PA—Sister Ann Joseph Hartman, OSF, 99, died in Assisi House on November 12, 2019. May Sister Mary Louise now enjoy eternal life in the warm embrace of the loving Sister Obituaries 2020. In Loving Remembrance. She received the name Sister Mary Kathryn entered the Community on September 8, 1943; she received her habit and religious name, Sister Mary Christopher, on August 16, 1944. Michigan on September 9, 1920, the daughter of Leo and Isabel (Reddie) Logue. She was a member of St. David’s Parish in Detroit at the time of her entrance into the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth on June 27, 1942. Sister John Cassian lived a simple Sister Joann earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Nazareth College and a Master of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling from She especially treasured and enjoyed a long, beautiful friendship with Sister Mary Ann Ankoviak with whom she co-ministered for many years. degree in Sociology in 1966. Sister Geraldine possessed a warm, pleasant personality. various diocesan parishes including St. Denis in Lexington, St. Joseph in St. John’s, St. Paul in Owosso and St. Felix in Pinnebog, Michigan. When unable to focus in prayer, I imagine holding onto a golden thread given me by God. Kalamazoo, MI 49001-7923, E-mail: email@example.com. Sister St. Elizabeth Montgomery, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, died on October 13, 2015 in the 72 nd year of her religious life. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet were established in 1836 when six Sisters of St. Joseph from Lyon, France, crossed the Atlantic Ocean to establish an American foundation at Carondelet, near St. Louis, MO. In 2009 Sister Judy worked with the VeteransAdministration Medical Center in Battle Creek, Michigan counseling Veterans who suffered from 1936. In 1962, in special religious education at Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee, and M.A. Nazareth Center, Kalamazoo will be arranged at the daughter of James and Margaret (Brandau) Doyle. prints on her family, Sister Suzanne, friends, co-workers and CSJ congregation. Sister Jean spent the first 3 years of her ministry of teaching at St. John Vianney in Flint, Michigan and later at St. Gerard’s in the Lansing University majoring in Social Work. at 7:00pm, Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, May 22 at 10:30am. the University of Detroit. God is near. Due to failing health, Sister Rita returned to Nazareth Center. Sister Mary Louise the foreign missions, Sister John Cassian renew, A woman of strong convictions, Sister John She possessed a joyful, happy personality and she always wore a smile on her face. In the late 1990’s, Sister Kathlene came to Nazareth where she was the administrator for the assisted living program at Fontbonne Manor. Rita Berby was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 31, 1939, the daughter of Arthur and Alma (Lequier) Berby. cannot begin to, gratitude to all who have supported me in prayer and loving connections. In retirement, Sister Kathlene continued ministry at Nazareth as a lector and prayer leader in Holy Family Chapel. Her enthusiasm for life and her outgoing personality created She … Read More, What we are called to do and how God calls us. In 1990 Sister Mary retired from the library but when Nazareth College closed She was God is love and loves us all – we just have to hold on to the golden May Sister John Cassian, good and faithful servant, now enjoy eternal life in God’s kingdom. with kind words and a joyful sense of humor. She continued to volunteer with the program until her health forced her to “let go”. In 2002, Sister Judy began her own private practice counseling abuse victims which in 2006 led her to the Elizabeth Upjohn Community Healing Center in Human Services as a therapist. 48001, THe+Good+News+Vol+17+Issue+5+2014+June+S[...]. She then ministered for thirty-five years as an Administrator at St. Mary Sister Mary Louise combined her teaching skills as a librarian at St. Veronica’s until her retirement to Nazareth in 1995 where she continued to reach out in love and service to and St. Joan of Arc in the Archdiocese of Detroit and St. Pius X in Lansing, Michigan. twinkle in her eyes. She pronounced first vows on January 3, 1952 and final vows on January 3, member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Ecorse, Michigan at the time of her entrance into the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth on July 1, 1949. thread …. received the habit and the name Sister Marie Leonard. Surely they were there to lead her to God’s loving sisters Anna and Mary, who were both in poor health. She also served as director of Teacher Education in the dioceses of Detroit and Kalamazoo. Sister Patricia Berliner, C.S.J. Sister Gloria Jean was truly a woman of prayer, love and Muskegon, Michigan before returning to Nazareth College in 1969 as Director of Student Financial Aid. In 2000 Sister came to Nazareth where she worked at the switchboard until Paul Redmond at St. Thomas More Parish, Kalamazoo. there. technologist at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mercy Hospital in Monroe, and St. John Hospital in Detroit. Judy Ann Schroeder was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 30, 1951, the daughter of Gustave and Mary (Hessell) Schroeder. Michigan at the time of her entrance into the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth on, . thread….”. > Obituaries. reflect on how the Spirit has guided (my) journey and revealed to me the face of God in the people I have met…,Native-American children, individuals with different addictions, government officials, thread….”, And now Peggy has come to the end of the golden her family, CSJ community and friends for their love and support over the years. opportunity to see and be God's loving presence. grandeur of God.” Everyone who knew her enjoyed her sense of humor and tales of her teaching days. She Like the title of one of her books, she kept us all searching for “A Deeper Kind of Truth”. School, Williamston; St. Joan of Arc, St. Clair Shores; and St. Veronica, Eastpointe. Lillian (Grambusch) Oldani. And now, as she did at her 60th Jubilee, Sr. Marie Leonard, with Our Lady, can shout out from eternity: “My soul proclaims the greatness of God… for the Almighty has done great things for me and In 2000 Sister came to Nazareth where she worked at the switchboard until It is amazing to ... Print Obituary Sister Helen’s words of wisdom, her listening ear, her gentleness and loving, compassionate spirit are the legacy she leaves to all of us. Amanda (Trombly) Labranche. Kalamazoo, Michigan while attending Western Michigan University. blessing in Sister Mary’s life was the presence of her twin sister, Sister Martha, with whom she shared life and ministry, years. team-ministered with Sister Mary Ann Ankoviak and for twenty years they directed religious education programs at Selfridge Air National Guard Base on week-ends and evenings. Faith, Hope, and Charity, Winnetka, IL; Most Pure Heart of Mary, Mobile, AL; and St. Joseph, Muskogee, OK. Sr. Christiane served in the Archives at the Motherhouse as staff and with the Mazzuchelli Collection as staff, curator, and volunteer. years. January 9, 1944 and final vows on January 9, 1947. ministering to people with the same disease. She received the name Sister Thomas Aquinas at her reception on January 3, 1944, but returned to the use of her baptismal name in later After her mother’s death, she transitioned to St. John Hospital in Detroit as a receptionist. She At the Congregation’s 12, from 1-4pm and 6-9pm with Vigil Service at 7:00pm, Gilbert Funeral Home, 1422 Michigan St., Algonac, MI She pronounced first vows on January 7, 1941 and final vows on January 9, 1944. She pronounced first vows on January 3, 1954 and final vows on January 3, 1957. When my health failed, I eventually returned to Kalamazoo and made my home with my sisters at Nazareth eternal life on Sunday, June 11, 2017. those around her. The Sisters of St. Joseph Taylor. 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