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Sister Grace Mannion

Sister Grace Mannion
  • October 29, 1931 - October 19, 2017
  • West Hartford, Connecticut

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I recently learned of Sister's passing. She was the most memorable, wonderful and compassionate teacher I have known in my 71 years. I have had many teachers since I have 6 college degrees and an advanced certificate. In elementary school school, I was very hyperactive and she figured out how build my self esteem and confidence while assuring that I learned. Most people in those days attributed my difficulties to some sort of character disorder. She actually arranged for me

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Posted by: Bill Powers - Windham, CT - Student   Feb 03, 2018

Thank God for bringing Sr. Grace in the lives of some many of us. Her compassion and council and leadership toward empowering and inspiring us to understand Mercy can not be matched. We will truly miss her.

Posted by: Ruth Pagano - Glastonbury, CT - Friend   Nov 03, 2017


Posted by: Pagano - Glastonbury, CT - Friend   Nov 03, 2017

I was saddened to read about the death of the beloved Sister Grace Mannion. Sister Grace exuded a zest for life and radiated joy to everyone around her. What a beautiful soul. Catherine McAuley is proud of her spiritual daughter.
Sister Grace was also the quintessential educator. She was a master of the English language. Her oral and written communication skills were impeccable and her attention to detail demonstrated her organizational ability. It is easy to understand why the Mercy

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Posted by: Dr. Joan M. Kelly Kelly - Westport, CT - Friend   Oct 29, 2017

A woman aptly named. A Grace-full, warm , accepting, and kind spirit has lets us but has bestowed the world with her legacy of light and compassion.

Rest in peace and rise in glory! Christ's peace to her family and all the Sisters of Mercy who mourn her.

Posted by: Marian Humphrey - Alexandria, VA   Oct 28, 2017

Truly a Sister of MERCY, Grace Mannion epitomized the values and ideals that Catherine McAuley lived to the fullest. Grace was indeed a woman of grace, kind, compassionate and true. My deepest sympathies go to Mary and, of course, to Pat. Although Grace is now in eternity and still present, except in a different way, this loss cannot but be felt deeply by all who loved her.

Posted by: Barbara Kathe - Newport, RI   Oct 26, 2017

My sympathy and prayers go to the Sisters of Mercy in West Hartford on the death of Sr. Grace Manion.
She was so far-sighted in her vision of Mercy Associates, and they will be a lasting legacy of hers.
A co-director of the Mercy Association in Vermont.

Posted by: Sr. Joanne LaFreniere - So. Burlington, VT   Oct 25, 2017

Dear Sister Mannion, you brought me to the Sisters as an Associate, God Bless you.

Posted by: Elaine Allessio - Walnut Creek, CA - Friend   Oct 24, 2017

Just to expand Sister Grace's obituary in one regard.

She was our principal at Lauralton Hall in the 1970s. We knew her as Sister Grace Anne then. She was very fair, kind, sympathetic, and encouraging. I believe that all of my classmates respected and admired Sister Grace Anne (other favorites among the nuns were Sister Gertrude Miriam, Sister Barbara, Sister Francis Raphael, Sister Mary Alice, and Sister Corona). I believe that she also had a sister who was a Sister of

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Posted by: Mimi Doyle - Pacific Palisades, CA   Oct 23, 2017

My eight grade teacher at Sacred Heart in Waterbury, Sr. Grace was my most memorable teacher. I am blessed because she has been in my life for so many decades. A life so well lived.

Posted by: Mary Ellen Bannon - San Diego, CA   Oct 23, 2017