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SISTER MICHELLE GUERIN, 1916 – 2013

Sr. Michelle Guerin, O.S.U.
January 17, 1916 – March 2, 2013

Sister Michelle Guerin died peacefully on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Andrus on Hudson at the age of 97. A woman of cheerful spirit and multiple interests such as writing poetry, she lived a life of service in teaching as an Ursuline nun. She held a BS in education and an MA in English from Fordham University.

Michelle entered the Ursuline Order in 1937 and made her final vows on January 4, 1943. She taught at Our Lady of Mercy, St. Jerome, and St. Philip Neri Schools in the Bronx between 1941 and 1958. She went to Mexico City as principal and English language coordinator at Merici Academy until 1966; she then taught at the University of the Americas until 1973. She returned to the U.S. and did social work for Catholic Charities in Malone, NY, and later in the Bronx she taught English as a Second Language (ESL) and did parish ministry.

In 1990 Michelle retired but remained active in prison ministry in the North Country of New York from 1992 to 2002. She came to live in the St. Teresa’s community in New Rochelle in 2002, where she did volunteer teaching at the Adult Learning Center.

Michelle was born to Annie McCormick and Michael Guerin in Boston, MA, on January 17, 1916. She is predeceased by a sister, Ann Marie Cupo and two brothers, John and Matthew, and is survived by many nephews and nieces.

Wake will be held at the Chapel of the Ursuline Provincialate, 1338 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY, on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 4 P.M. Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In place of flowers, gifts may be sent to the Ursuline Retirement Fund, at the Ursuline Provincialate, 1338 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10804.

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