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Friday, February 15, 2013
Sister Muriel Clarke - Memorial Mass & Obituary
Sister Muriel Clarke
*04/20/13 - Memorial Mass for Sister Muriel Clarke (info provided by Lyn Brogan)
Arranged and confirmed for Saturday, 20 April at St. John Vianney at NOON. The celebrant will be Fr. Troy Gately, Pastor. The Mass will be in the Chapel and followed immediately by a light lunch in an adjoining building.
The address of St. John Vianney is: 625 Nottingham Oaks Trail; Houston, TX 77079. The location is best described as being parallel to Memorial Drive between Dairy Ashford and Eldridge. Come either direction on Memorial, and turn onto Nottingham at the light. Carmelo's on the corner.
Fr. Troy became quite friendly with Sr. Muriel during his downtown duties. He provided a couple of funny stories about the two of them during our meeting yesterday. He "admitted" that she had him wrapped around her little finger! He had not heard about her passing away. He was shocked at hearing this news!!
Sister Muriel Clarke died peacefully at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate, on February 14, 2013. Sister Muriel was born in County Cork, Ireland, on January 25, 1938.
She joined the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate on July 31, 1955. Sister Muriel earned a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Our Lady of the Lake University.
From 1957 to 2011 Sister Muriel served as a teacher in schools of the Congregation in Texas and Louisiana. Most recently she taught in Early Childhood Education at Assumption Catholic School in Houston. Additionally Sister Muriel was involved in many church and civic organizations in the Houston area. Sister Muriel was one of seven children born to John Clarke and Mary Mannion. She had two sisters and four brothers. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister.
She is survived by her sister, Carmel Clarke Quinn from Ireland, by nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Sister Muriel's body will be brought to Holy Spirit Convent, 300 Yucca Street, San Antonio, on Sunday, February 17 at 4:00 p.m.
There will be a Rosary and a memorial service at 7:00 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Convent at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 18, followed by interment in the Sisters' cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ministries of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate. Arrangements by: The Angelus Funeral Home, 1119 N. St. Mary's St., San Antonio, Texas 78215, (210) 227-1461.
Published in Houston Chronicle on February 16, 2013