Sister of Mercy Anne Maloy (formerly Sister M. Eleanor) died Feb. 26, 2015. She was 75.
She entered the congregation from St. John the Evangelist Parish, Clyde, on Aug. 31, 1958, and professed final vows on Aug. 14, 1966.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Medaille College, Buffalo, and a master’s in social work in gerontology from Syracuse University.
Sister Maloy taught at St. Charles Borromeo, Greece; St. Rita, Webster; St. James, Irondequoit; St. John the Evangelist, Rochester; and Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Patrick, Elmira.
She was primary caregiver for her parents for a short time before becoming pastoral associate at St. Anne Parish, Rochester.
After pursuing studies in social work and gerontology, she was director of social work at Lakeside Hospital, Brockport and served on the New York State Commission on the Elderly.
In 1983, she established Mercy Center with the Aging in Rochester and was its director for 21 years. The ministry, which reached out to all denominations in the Rochester area, helped caregivers find ways to help their elderly parents and friends as well as to care for themselves.
She directed Mercy Respite for Caregivers, Rochester, which focused on the needs of those who care for the aging and infirm in their homes, and coordinated the Sisters of Mercy Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) program in Rochester. Later, she taught respite for caregivers, was a family caregiver consultant and chaired the committee working on the GRG Initiative of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas in the New York, Pennsylvania, Pacific West Community (NyPPaW). Most recently, she was a member of the NyPPaW Health and Wellness Committee.
Sister Maloy is survived by her brothers, Bob of Sausalito, Calif., and Dan (Sheral) of Fort Collins, Colo.; her twin sister, Alice (Ken) Clasgens, and sister Kitty (Jim) Maloy Mandile of Rochester; many nieces, nephews and friends; and her sisters in the congregation.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Mercy Center in Brighton on March 2, 2015, with burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Donations in her memory may be sent to the Sisters of Mercy, 1437 Blossom Road, Rochester, NY 14610.