Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WORCESTER, Mass. – Sister Hannah Norah Foley, 86, of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, formerly of Julie House Residential Care Home in Windsor, died on April 15, 2014, in the Notre Dame Long Term Care Center in Worcester, Mass.

She was born in Clydebank, Scotland, a daughter of William and Mary (Ahern) Foley. She graduated from Notre Dame High School in Dumbarton, Scotland. and trained as a registered general nurse at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow.

She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1945 and was known in religious life as Sister Stanislaus Julie. From 1948-79, she was a nurse in Notre Dame convents in Scotland and England. In 1980, she became a chaplain at Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.

In 1983, Sister Hannah moved to Springfield, Mass., where she continued her ministry as a chaplain. From 1986-89, she was a health care administrator for the Sisters of Notre Dame in Fairfield, and then spent the next 10 years as a pastoral minister in Darien.

Sister Hannah leaves two sisters, Ann Tusa of Nutley, N.J., and Rosemary MacLeod of Bloomingdale, N.J.; nieces; nephews; and her religious community. Her brother William predeceased her.

The funeral Mass was celebrated on April 23 at the Notre Dame du Lac Chapel in Worcester. Burial followed in Notre Dame du Lac Cemetery there.

Donations may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame, 468 Poquonock Ave., Windsor, CT 06095.