August 31, 2017

OBITUARY: Sister Mary Marrin, SSJ


FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Sister of St. Joseph Mary Marrin, 79, formerly known as Sister Veronica Anthony, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died at Bethany Health Care Center in Framingham, Mass. on Aug. 31.

A native of Worcester, Mass., she was the daughter of George Anthony and Margaret V. (Linehan) Marrin. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from Our Lady Fatima Parish, Worcester, in 1956. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, Worcester. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, and a master of arts degree from St. Joseph College, West Hartford, Conn.

Sister Mary taught at St. Paul School, Blackstone, Mass.; Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and Holy Family schools in Springfield; and at St. Mary Grammar School, Westfield. She was chaplain at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield and Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield. She also served as switchboard operator and receptionist at Mont Marie.

She was preceded in death by her parents. In addition to her sisters in community, she leaves several close friends to cherish her memory. 

All services will take place in St. Joseph Chapel at Mont Marie in Holyoke on Monday, Sept. 4. She will be waked from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., with a prayer service at 10 a.m. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Mont Marie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.