McGovern, Sister Anne (Sister Hugh Francis), beloved Sister of Charity, Halifax for 73 years, entered peacefully into eternal life on Saturday, August 20, 2022. Devoted daughter of the late Hugh and Rita. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Hugh, and Fr. Joseph McGovern and her sisters Patricia, Rita, Carolyn, and Regina. She leaves her loving sisters, Rose and Margaret and her brother, John. She also leaves many devoted nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews as well as her sisters in the congregation. Sister Anne entered the Sisters of Charity, Halifax in 1948 and was missioned to Saint Peter School in Dorchester, MA where she began her ministry as an elementary school teacher. Following this assignment she served at Saint Pius Memorial School in Halifax, Saint Mary School in Port Hawkesbury, and Saint Catherine School in Halifax, Nova Scotia, coming back to Saint Peter School, Dorchester in 1967. Sister Anne returned to native New York in 1972 to teach at Saint Barnabas School, Bellmore, Our Lady of the Cenacle School, Richmond Hill where she served for several years and continued on as a substitute teacher there and at Saint Nicholas of Tolentine School, Jamaica into her retirement years. Sister Anne’s ministry was not confined to the classroom. She found herself involved in many parish activities wherever she was missioned—Religious Education, Sodality, adult and children’s choir, training Alter Servers, Sisters of Charity Auxiliary and as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. She never tired of making God’s love visible wherever she was. Sister Anne moved to Marillac Residence in Wellesley, MA in 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 11:00 AM in Saint John the Evangelist Church, Wellesley, MA with a wake beginning at 10:00 AM at the church. Interment will take place following the Mass at Saint Mary Cemetery, Needham, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sister Anne McGovern may be directed to the Sisters of Charity, 125 Oakland Street, Wellesley, MA 02481.
Rest In Peace Sr. Anne. Beloved teacher at St. Barnabas School
Hello Sisters, i went to Saint Patrick’s School in Roxbury for 12 years and graduated from High School with a girl named Mary Seapeck from Boston. I know she was stationed in New York and died a few years back from cancer. My friend Sister Maureen Harris who grew up with me and my sisters told me about her. I know Maureen died recently (RIP) Mary Seapeck and myself graduated in 1964 so that is when she entered the Sisters of Charity to be a nun. I was wondering if you have a picture of her as a Nun because i never again saw her since the day we graduated and i would love to see her face once more. She was a great person always smiling and full of laughter. Sister Rita Mercedes my french Nun was her sponsor when she entered to become a Nun. Would love if you could post a picture of her to me. Thanking you in advance. Peggy Egan Cooke May God bless you all. Being taught by the Sisters of Charity gave me the best education and good morals to live by.