In Memory of Sister Kathleen Morrissey, PHJC

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 00:00

Sister Kathleen Morrissey, PHJC, passed away November 17, 2015 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. Sister Kathleen was a caring person devoted to those around her - the children she taught, the elderly she cared for, and the PHJC community. In her jubilee reflection she wrote, “As the oldest girl in family of 12, I learned to see what had to be done and accept responsibility with ease.”


She was born Joanne Morrissey to Emmet and Marion (Groener) Morrissey in Chicago, Illinois in 1936. She entered the Poor Handmaid of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on July 15, 1956.


Sister Kathleen began teaching in 1956 and taught at various schools in Indiana including Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Hammond; St. Bavo, Mishawaka; Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne; Ancilla Domini High School and Ancilla Domini College, Donaldson.  In Illinois, Sr. Kathleen taught at Mater Dei High School, Belleville and St. Henry in Chicago.  


In 1992 she changed focus from students to the elderly. She ministered at Miller’s Merry Manor, Walkerton, Indiana; Meredith Memorial Home, Belleville; and as Director and volunteer at Maria Center, Donaldson.  Sister Kathleen then served the PHJC Community as the Business Office Director/Comptroller, as a Sister companion, and a proofreader for the PHJC Communications Office. 


She retired to the Catherine Kasper Home in 2013. 


May she rest in peace! 


Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.



Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 4:30-8:00 p.m. EST

Catherine Kasper Home Chapel

Donaldson, IN

Welcoming her body:  4:30 p.m. EST

Evensong:  7:00 p.m. EST



Monday, November 23, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. EST

Catherine Kasper Home Chapel

Donaldson, IN


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