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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...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Bill Powers - Windham, CT

“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...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Ruth Pagano - Glastonbury, CT

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3 of 13 | Posted by: Pagano - Glastonbury, CT - Friend

“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...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Dr. Joan M. Kelly Kelly - CT

“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...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Marian Humphrey - Alexandria, VA

“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...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Kathe - Newport, RI

“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...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Sr. Joanne LaFreniere - VT

“Dear Sister Mannion, you brought me to the Sisters as an Associate, God Bless you. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Elaine Allessio - Walnut Creek, CA

“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...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Mimi Doyle - Pacific Palisades, CA

“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...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Bannon - San Diego, CA

“A beautiful lady has gone to heaven. I have so many wonderful memories of Grace at St. Peters. School and Danbury High School. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Margaret Green Billings - danbury, CT

“May comfort from Christ Jesus, strengthen the family and friends, during this time of mourning. John 5:25,28,29, Matthew 11:28,29 ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: D F - LA

“Along with Sr. Florence, "indefatigable" is what both of us would describe as your painstaking courage. My thoughts to Patty as well. Grace would...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Rev.Dr. Mahlon Gilbert - Columbia, CT

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