Sister Sheila Ann Daly (Sister St. Mark), 77, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died at Mont Marie Health Care Center in Holyoke, Massachusetts, on Oct. 22.

A native of Rutland, she was the daughter of John and Eleanor (Clossey) Daly. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rutland from Christ the King Parish there in 1960 and became a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield in 2001 when the two communities merged.

She graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the College of St. Joseph the Provider, Rutland.

Sister Daly ministered in the Diocese of Burlington as a teacher at St. Peter and at Christ the King schools in Rutland; St. Mary School, Fairhaven; and at St. Michael School in Brattleboro where she served as teacher and as principal.

She served as coordinator of Mount St. Joseph Convent in Rutland and became a resident of St. Joseph Residence at Mont Marie in Holyoke in 2002.

In addition to her sisters in community, Sister Daly is survived by her twin brother Michael, her brother Kevin, and her sisters Catherine Priest, Maureen Henderer and Brenda Weiss and several generations of nieces and nephews.

All services for Sister Daly will take place at Christ the King Church in Rutland. She will be waked from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Oct. 25. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Rutland.

 

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