Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Thursday, April 19, 2018


WEST HARTFORD – Sister Ann Cletus (Catherine Mary) Tracy, a member of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, died on Aug. 29, 2010, at her community’s provincial house in West Hartford. She was 96 and had been in religious life for 76 years.

She was born on Oct. 29, 1913, in Hartford, a daughter of the late John Joseph Tracy and Katherine (Kelley) Tracy. She entered the Sisters of Saint Joseph on Feb. 20, 1934, and celebrated her profession of perpetual vows on Dec. 30, 1939.

A graduate of the Diocesan Sisters College in West Hartford, Sister Ann Cletus spent 38 years teaching in schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford and in the dioceses of Bridgeport and Norwich. Her last years in mission were spent as an assistant visitor at St. Joseph Hospital in Stamford.

She was predeceased by six sisters, Sister Constance Marie Tracy, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Carroll, Anne Hayes, Mary Wilson, Alice Dembowski and Rosaleen Tracy; and one brother, John Tracy. She is survived by her community and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Aug. 31 in the chapel at the Convent of Mary Immaculate in West Hartford. Interment was in the Sisters of St. Joseph Cemetery in West Hartford.