SWANSEA, MA — Holy Union Sister Grace Martin, 75, formerly Sister Paul Dolores, a resident of Country Gardens Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation Center, died September 23.
Born in Taunton, MA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Juliana (Nadeau) Martin.
Sister Martin graduated from Immaculate Conception School and Taunton High School. She entered the Holy Union Sisters in Fall River, MA in 1953 and pronounced her vows on August 22, 1955. She received a bachelor of arts degree from the former College of the Sacred Hearts, Fall River, MA. For more than 30 years, she taught junior high students in parish schools in Massachusetts, Maryland, New York and New Jersey.
Sister Martin retired from teaching in 1988 and then served as a member of the support staff in the Diocese of Providence’s ministry to divorced, separated and widowed persons.
She is survived by two brothers, Thomas and William Martin, and was the sister of the late Dorothy Martin Sherry.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 25 at St. Mary Cathedral, Fall River. Burial was in Mayflower Hill Cemetery, Taunton.