Mary Nolan

Sister Mary Anne Nolan

NORTH ADAMS Sister Mary Anne Nolan, (Christopher John), 84, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Mont Marie Health Care Center, Holyoke, on May 10, 2014. Born in North Adams, she was the daughter of John and Anne Merrigan Nolan. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from St. Francis Parish, North Adams, in 1950, after graduating from St. Joseph High School, North Adams, and earning an A.B. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass. Sister Mary Anne taught in the Diocese of Springfield in Holy Family School, Our Lady of Hope School, and St. Matthew School, Springfield; Holy Rosary School and Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Holyoke; St. Thomas School, West Springfield; St. Mary School, Westfield, and Annunciation School, Northampton. In the Diocese of Providence, she taught in Sacred Heart School, Pawtucket, and St. Francis School, Warwick. She served on the staff at the College of Our Lady of the Elms and as Pastoral Minister at Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Southwick, Mass. For nearly twenty years, she was an Editorial Production Associate for the Catholic Communications Corporation, continuing to assist there into the early years of her retirement to Mont Marie. In addition to her Sisters in Community, she is survived by her nephews, John Nolan (Susan) of North Adams, William Nolan (Brenda) of Clarksburg, Mass.; her niece, Patricia Jerwick (John) of Hagerstown, Md., and her sister-in-law, Sally Nolan of North Adams. She was predeceased by her brother, John Nolan of North Adams, and Sr. Therese Nolan of the Sisters of St. Joseph. FUNERAL NOTICE: The wake will take place at Mont Marie on Wednesday, May 14, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., with a prayer service at 3 p.m. The Liturgy of Christian Burial in Mont Marie Chapel will be at 5 p.m. Burial will follow in Mont Marie Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, Mont Marie, 34 Lower Westfield Rd., Holyoke, MA 01040-2739. Arrangements entrusted to the Sampson Family Chapels.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 12, 2014