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Sisters of Mercy – South Central Community
Sister Mary Joannes Clifford, age 87, October 30, 2013
Sister Mary Joannes Clifford died in Baltimore, Maryland. She was a
Sister of Mercy for 68 years.
Sister Mary Joannes served as a teacher for much of her ministry in
Maryland and Alabama, and also founded Friends of Mercy, a support
group that helps people adjust to being separated, widowed or divorced.
Sister Mary Joannes received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Mt. St. Agnes College in Baltimore, Maryland, and her master’s degree from Reed College in Portland, Oregon.
She is survived by her nieces Leslie Clifford O’Neil of Pasadena, Maryland, and Vickie Clifford of Baltimore, Maryland, and her nephews Christopher Clifford and Gordon Clifford.
Sister Mary Patricia O’Brien, age 92, October 12, 2013 Sister Mary Patricia O’Brien died peacefully following a brief illness at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was a Sister of Mercy for 74 years.
Sister Patricia ministered in nursing administration and nursing educa- tion for almost 30 years in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Louisiana after graduating from St. John’s School of Nursing in Springfield, Missouri.
In 1972 she began serving in pastoral ministry after completing the Pasto- ral Care Program at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Sister Patricia was kind, caring and compassionate and was well respected by the communities that she served. She had a great sense of humor with an infectious laugh and smile.
She loved to travel, especially by car because she loved to drive. She loved music and food, especially chocolates. She had many friends and loved to spend time with her family, friends and former students.
Sister Mary Catherine Quintanilla, age 88, October 5, 2013 Sister Mary Catherine Quintanilla died peacefully at Mercy Care Center in Tamuning, Guam, following an extended illness and receiving hospice care. She was a Sister of Mercy for 64 years.
Sister Catherine served as a child care worker and administrator, teacher, local superior and pastoral minister.
She was the oldest of nine children and is survived by four sisters, including Sister Maria Quintanilla. Sister Catherine, a kind and gentle woman, was renowned for her baking and sewing talents, and she loved
Sister Mary Clotilda Toelle, age 100, January 4, 2013 Sister Mary Clotilda Toelle died peacefully at Mercy Health Center Convent in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
She was a joyful Sister of Mercy for 82 years and celebrated her 100th birthday in June with enthusiasm when her long life attracted the attention of local media.
She was a devoted teacher and principal at Catholic schools in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas, and a number of her former students and their parents followed her until the day of her death.