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Sr. Mary Luke

January 31, 1926 ~ November 24, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Sr. Mary Luke Obituary

OBITUARY FOR SISTER MARY LUKE MULRANEY

Sister Mary Luke, formally known in secular life as Margaret Mary Mulraney, died  at Notre Dame Nursing and Rehabilitation, Worcester, MA. November 24, 2023.

Sister was born in Providence, RI, January 31,1926 to Luke E and Elizabeth (Reilley) Mulraney and grew up in Holy Trinity Parish, Central Falls, RI.

Sister Mary Luke entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in September 1942 and made her Final Profession of Vows in August 1948.      

As her health began to fail, she resided at St Patrick’s Nursing Home for several years before transferring recently to Notre Dame in Worcester, where other members of her Presentation Community reside

She graduated from Catholic Teacher’s College in Providence, RI earning a Bachelor of Education. Sister received a CAGS in Library Science from Regis College Weston, MA, . Sister was asked to become Community Archivist so attended many weekend courses to prepare for this position.

Sister’s ministry as teacher/ librarian, brought her to  several schools in Massachusetts  including St. Patrick’s in Whitinsville; St. Mary’s {Ayer); St. Bernard’s HS , Holy Family (Fitchburg); and St. Louis (Webster); in Connecticut St. Mary’s (Stamford); St. Catherine’s (Riverside); and Holy Trinity School in Central Falls, RI

Sister Mary Luke served the Community as Archivist both in NY and MA for many years before retiring.

Sister is pre-deceased by her parents Luke and Elizabeth Mulraney and a sister, Elizabeth Partridge.

Along with her Presentation Community, Sister Mary Luke is survived by nieces: Maureen Marcoux, Kathleen Burke (John), Marguerite and two nephews: Thomas Partridge (wife, Patricia), Russell Partridge (wife, Elaine) and several grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Curley-Marchand Funeral Home, West St, Leominster, MA

Gathering in the Presence of the Body and Visitation will be held DECEMBER 1, 2023 @ 9:30 AM at Notre Dame du Lac Chapel 555 Plantation St. Worcester, MA 01605

The Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00 AM.

Burial will follow at St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Fitchburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sisters of the Presentation, 84 Presentation Way, New Windsor, NY 12553

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Services

Calling Hours
Friday
December 1, 2023

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
NOTRE DAME HEALTHCARE
555 PLANTATION STREET
WORCESTER, MA 01605

Funeral Mass
Friday
December 1, 2023

10:00 AM
NOTRE DAME HEALTHCARE
555 PLANTATION STREET
WORCESTER, MA 01605

Committal
Friday
December 1, 2023

11:30 AM
St. Bernard's Cemetery
off St. Bernard Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

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