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Sister Maureen Boyle, ministered in health care

Oct. 1, 1929 – Feb. 12, 2014

Sister Maureen Boyle, who ministered in various positions in the field of health care, died Wednesday in the Colette Hilbert Care Community. She was 84.

Born Joan Claire Boyle in Brooklyn, she became a postulant of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph on Sept. 12, 1956, and professed her final vows in 1961.

Sister Maureen attended St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in Brooklyn and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from D’Youville College and a master’s degree in psychology from St. Bonaventure University. She also attended Washington Theological Union in Silver Spring, Md., a Catholic ministry school.

For 54 years, Sister Maureen worked in health care – as an instructor at Immaculata Academy in Hamburg, head nurse in the Motherhouse Infirmary, instructor at Hilbert College, staff nurse at St. Joseph Intercommunity Hospital in Cheektowaga, psychology instructor and formation adviser at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora and mission integration and spiritual care supervisor at Sisters Hospital-St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga.

Sister Maureen also ministered at Christ the King parish in Snyder. She served as first councilor on the Leadership Team from 1978 to 1986. In December 2012, Sister Maureen joined the Colette Hilbert Care Community.

She also was an avid jogger and took great pleasure in nature and the environment.

Survivors include a sister, Marie Erhard.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Immaculate Conception Convent, 5229 South Park Ave., Hamburg.

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