Sister Grace Mannion

  • Born: October 29, 1931
  • Died: October 19, 2017
  • Location: West Hartford, Connecticut

Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home

136 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Sister Grace Mannion (Grace Anne) of the Sisters of Mercy died peacefully on Thursday October 19, 2017 after a prolonged illness at St. Mary Home, West Hartford. Born in Danbury on October 29, 1931 of the late James J. and Grace (Cassidy) Mannion and raised in Danbury, Sister Grace entered the Sisters of Mercy on July1, 1949 and professed her vows on June 28, 1952. After receiving her B.A. Degree, Sister Grace taught for 14 years in several Catholic schools throughout the diocese of Bridgeport and the Hartford Archdiocese before pursuing an M.A. degree from St. Joseph College, now University of St. Joseph. She taught English in area Catholic high schools prior to her transition to direct the Mercy initiative inviting and involving the laity to participate through voluntary annual covenant and commitment as partner Associates, to forward the spiritual and active ministries of the Sisters of Mercy called Extended Mercy. Sister Grace was a deeply compassionate, caring director from its 1995 origins until her recent retirement at which time she volunteered continuing service. Sister was indefatigable in her dedication to Extended Mercy. She lovingly developed the highly successful Associate program. Its growth is tenfold of the original group of women and men actively engaged to serve God's people through Mercy mission and works of social concern. She was greatly admired for her ability to teach, to listen attentively; her wise guidance was often sought by those in need of support. Her beautiful voice, her gift of song, her contagious love of life brought joy and comfort to a myriad of friends. She was predeceased by her parents and only sister, Mary. She is survived by several cousins and her community of the Sisters of Mercy especially Patricia Brewer, RSM her dearest friend and constant companion and Mercy Associates co- director Kathleen Swift.

A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at University of St. Joseph Connor Chapel on Thursday, October 26 at 5:00 p.m. with calling hours beginning at 3:00p.m. Burial will take place on Friday at 9:00 St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Sister's memory are asked to consider Sisters of Mercy, 25 Prescott St. West Hartford, CT 06110. Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home has care of the arrangements. For directions and online condolences, please visit