Sister Mary Florence Healy RSM, 92


CUMBERLAND — Mercy Sister Mary Florence Healy, 92, a retired educator and pastoral care minister, died August 3 at Mount St. Rita Health Centre.

Baptized Susan E. Healy in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Thomas F. and Delia (McMahon) Healy. She entered the Sisters of Mercy on September 8, 1935 and professed her vows on August 16, 1941.

Sister Healy taught in many elementary schools in the diocese of Providence from 1938 to 1976. She served as principal of St. Patrick School from 1964 to 1970.

In 1976, she became a pastoral care minister at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence, where she served until 1987. She was then assigned to St. Mary Academy-Bay View, Riverside, where she served in many capacities in the high school until she retired in 1997.

She is survived by a sister, Mary L. Fitzpatrick of Rumford, and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated August 7 in Mount St. Rita Chapel. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery.