Sister Mary Agnes Puricelli, CSJ 1928-2010

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet | Sister Mary Agnus Puricelli | Obituary

August 22, 1928 - September 12, 2010

Please pray for the repose of the soul of S. Mary Agnes Puricelli, CSJ who departed this life on Sunday, September 12 at Nazareth Living Center. 

S. Mary Agnes was born in St. Louis. She was received into the novitiate on March 19, 1952 and made her final profession on August 15, 1959. 

She received a bachelor's degree in education from Fontbonne College in St. Louis in 1965 and a master's in reading from Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee, WI in 1973. 

For more than 20 years, S. Mary Agnes served as a teacher at the primary and intermediate levels. She taught at St. Philip Neri Grade School in St. Louis (1954-1956); St. Catherine of Siena Grade School in Denver, Colo. (1956-1960); St. Mary of the Assumption Grade School in Waco, Texas (1960-1963); and Immacolata Grade School in Richmond Heights, Mo (1963-1965). She was also teacher and principal at St. Edward Grade School in St. Louis from 1967-1976. 

After many years of teaching, S. Mary Agnes stayed in the education field for four more years but as secretary for the St. Margaret of Scotland Grade School in St. Louis. She went to St. Joseph's Home for Boys in St. Louis from 1980-1988 where she held the positions of secretary, principal and executive secretary.  Then, in 1988, she was secretary for the St. Joseph Provincialate. 

S. Mary Agnes retired in 2002 and was a volunteer. In 2008 she moved to Nazareth Living Center and served through prayer and witness. 

Services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 15 at Nazareth Living Center Chapel, 2 Nazareth Lane, St. Louis, MO 63129. The wake will be at 9 a.m. and Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery immediately following Mass. 

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

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