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Sister Ellen Downes, C.P.

Ellen DownesSister Ellen Downes, C.P., formerly Sister deMontfort, a Sister of the Cross and Passion, died peacefully on Monday, March 23, 2015 at St. Mary’s Home, West Hartford.

Born in Jamaica, NY, she was the daughter of the late Edward Downes and Ellen (Keegan) Downes.

Sister entered her community on February 2, 1955 and professed her religious vows on August 8, 1957. She was a past Province leader and served in Education, Retreat ministry and Chaplaincy.

In addition to her religious family, Sister is survived by several cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at11:00 a.m. at St. Brigid Church, New Britain Avenue, West Hartford. Calling hours will be prior to the Mass from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the Sheehan Hilborn Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Ave., West Hartford.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of the Cross and Passion Retirement Fund, One Wright Lane, North Kingstown, RI, 02852.

Online condolences may be made at Sheehan-Hilborn Breen Funeral Home.

Sister Kathleen Mary Burke, C.P. (1914-2014)

0001219582-01-1_20140206Sister Kathleen Mary Burke, C.P., formerly Sister Bertrand, 99, of the Cross and Passion, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Scalabrini Villa in North Kingstown. She was born in Dublin, Ireland, the daughter of the late James and Evelyn (Bergin) Burke. Sister Kathleen came to the United States in 1931 and taught for several years at the Assumption School in Providence. She also taught at Corpus Christi School in Connecticut. Sister was the Religious Coordinator at St. Mary, Star of the Sea in Narragansett and for twenty years, she ministered in Jamaica, West Indies beginning at the age of seventy, returning to the U.S. in 2006 for health reasons.

In addition to her sisters and the Congregation, she is survived by her sister Rose and nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Fr. Edmond Burke, C.P., Evelyn, Patrick and Austin Burke.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, February 7th at 9 a.m. in St. Bernard’s Church, 275 Tower Hill Rd., North Kingstown, followed by burial at St. Francis Cemetery, Wakefield. VISITING HOURS ARE THURSDAY (TODAY) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory-SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 1111 Boston Neck Rd. (Rt. 1A) Narragansett.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to: Catholic College of Mandeville and sent to Sister Aideen Langan, C.P., One Wright Lane, North Kingstown, RI 02852.