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Sister Maura Morrissey, IHM, 95, died Monday, Feb. 22, in the IHM Health Care Center, Monroe, Mich.

Sister Maura was one of 11 children, four boys and seven girls, of John and Margaret (McIntyre) Morrissey. She was born May 20, 1914 in Jackson, Mich., and given the name Teresa. Sister Maura attended St. John Elementary and High Schools in Jackson. She became a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe in 1930, taking the religious name of Sister Maura.

Sister Maura earned a bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College and master’s degree from Wayne State University. She taught in formal education for 49 years at St. Michael, Flint; Our Lady of the Lake, Harbor Beach; St. Patrick, Our Lady of Help, Holy Trinity and Holy Redeemer, Detroit, and Sacred Heart, Roseville, Mich.

Sister Maura ministered for 32 years at Holy Redeemer in Detroit. This time included two years of teaching, 20 years as principal and nine years ministering to older adults in the parish. If there was any extra time Sister Maura spent the time helping the poor. She retired at Holy Redeemer convent in 1992. Sister Maura returned to the Motherhouse in Monroe in 1995. She entered the Health Care Center in 2007 where she resided until her death.

Sister Maura is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, John, Richard, Edward and Walter, and her sisters, Margaret (Mrs. Clement Berry), Frances (Mrs. James Cook), Alice (Mrs. Edward O’Shea), Mary, Virginia and Loretta.

Visitation will be held at the IHM Motherhouse, 610 W. Elm Avenue, Monroe, on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 2 until 7:30 p.m., with a Remembering at 3 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel on Friday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Ed Vela, CSsR, will be the presider. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery on the Motherhouse Campus. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe. Memorials may be made to the IHM Retirement Fund, 610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162-7909.

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