Sister Joyce McGinn, RSM, 83 - Catholic Courier

Sister Joyce McGinn, RSM, 83

Sister of Mercy Joyce McGinn (formerly Sister Mary Thomasine) died Jan. 6, 2016. She was 83 years old.

She entered the congregation from St. Ambrose Parish in Rochester in 1952. She professed her final vows in 1958.

A graduate of the College of St. Rose and Xavier University, Sister McGinn taught at St. Louis, Pittsford; St. Thomas the Apostle, Irondequoit; Our Lady of Lourdes, Elmira; and St. Michael, Newark, where she also served as principal.

She also served as the treasurer and councilor for the Sisters of Mercy Regional Community of Rochester. When Rochester joined the New York, Pennsylvania, Pacific West Community in 2008, she served for several years as local leader in Rochester.

Sister McGinn is survived by many nieces and nephews, and her sisters in the congregation.

Her funeral liturgy was celebrated at Mercy Center in Brighton on Jan. 12, 2016, with burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, 1436 Blossom Road, Rochester, NY 14610.


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