Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Monday, May 21, 2018

WEST HARTFORD – Sister Marianne (Mary Louis) LeBel, a member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, died on Nov. 28 at St. Mary Home.

A native of East Hartford, she was one of 17 children of James and Matilda (Dube) LeBel. She entered the Sisters of Mercy on June 27, 1933, at age 16 and professed her vows on Jan. 2, 1936. She celebrated her 75th anniversary of religious life last year.

During the early years of her religious life, Sister Marianne taught primary grades in Catholic schools in Hartford, New Haven and Norwich and then entered the health field. A licensed practical nurse with certificates in gerontology and pharmaceuticals, Sister Marianne served at various times as a pharmacy assistant, nurse and resident coordinator at St. Agnes Home, St. Mary Home and Mercyknoll. She also worked with the Office of Communications of the Archdiocese of Hartford and volunteered as a receptionist at her congregation’s administrative offices.

Sister Marianne leaves many nieces and nephews as well as her religious community.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Dec. 1 in the chapel at St. Mary Home. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, 55 E. Cedar St., Newington, CT 06111.