Sister Catherine Mary Boucher, CSJ 1927-2014

Sister Catherine Mary Boucher

November 23, 1927 – May 18, 2014

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Catherine Mary Boucher, CSJ who passed away May 18 of pneumonia at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis, Mo. She was 86 years of age.

Sister Catherine Mary  was born on November 23, 1927, to parents Elmer  and Catherine (Janssen) Boucher in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet on September 15, 1946, and made her final vows on August 15, 1952. She received a certificate in residential child care from Washington University in 1974.

Sister Catherine Mary's life work was caring for the young. She began in 1949 at St. Joseph Indian School in Keshana, Wisconsin, as a cook's aid and in child care. In the early 1950s, sister worked at St. Joseph Hospital  in Hancock, Michigan, and as a clerk at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City. 

Beginning in 1953, Sister Catherine Mary served the next 35 years as a childcare worker and houseparent first at St Joseph Girl's Home in Kansas City and then the next 30 years at St. Joseph's Home for Boys in St. Louis.  She served as a staff member in 1988 at the Carondelet Day Care Center. She was also a teacher aide at St. Louis Cathedral Grade School until her retirement 1994.

In 2005 Sister Catherine Mary moved to Nazareth Living Center where she continued ministering in prayer and witness.

The funeral Mass for Sister Catherine Mary was on May 22 at Nazareth Living Center. She is buried at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province, 6400 Minnesota Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111-2899. Donate online.

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