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R.I.P Sr. M. Joseph Jude of the Holy Face Spring, O.Carm.

Sister Helena - Monday, July 06, 2020



Sister M. Joseph Jude of the Holy Face, O.Carm. went home to the Lord peacefully at Marian Manor on July 3, 2020 in the 44 th year of her religious life. The Sisters were at her bedside saying the rosary and Sister Joseph’s sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Chuck Graul, were nearby. Sr. Joseph’s brothers, Frederick and Robert, had also visited.

Dianne Marie Spring was born on October 6, 1947 in Boston, MA. Her parents, Frederick and Anna (nee Lawless) Spring were native Bostonians. Having entered the Congregation on September 8, 1976, Sr. Joseph professed first vows on April 16, 1979 and professed final vows on March 31, 1986.

Sr. Joseph’s missions included St. Patrick’s Residence, Joliet, IL (1979-1982); Kahl Home, Davenport, IA (1982-1983); Carmel Richmond, Staten Island, NY (1983-1986); Mt. Carmel Nursing Home, Manchester, NH (1986-1997), and Marian Manor (1997-2020). Trained as a Registered Nurse, she also completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in Health Services Administration. In ministry Sr. Joseph had been Director of Nursing, Coordinator of Restorative Nursing, and Administrative Assistant. While at Marian Manor she also served as Bursar and Assistant to the Prioress. Sr. Joseph Jude always showed great personal kindness and compassion to the residents she cared for, and the same kindness was shown to her fellow Sisters.

Before her illness prevented this, Sr. Joseph always enjoyed her evening walks and her time at the family cottage on the beach in Salisbury, MA. She also enjoyed hobbies such as counted cross stitch. We rejoice in knowing that the heavy cross of illness has been taken from her shoulders and that she is now at peace in the company of Our Lord and all those whom she loved on earth.


Sr. Raphael commented on 06-Jul-2020 11:36 AM
Enjoyed the walks and talks we had since our initial days at Avila.
Bridghe K Martin(Gemma Angeline) commented on 09-Jul-2020 09:42 AM
Sr Joseph was so kind to the sisters she lived with and was a joy to live with. I had many fun outings with her especially our journey to Joliet with her and my dad by car from Maryland. Such a joyful time. I also remember singing at her Jubilee in Sept 11th. The residents joined in the chorus of Our Lady of Knock, it was beautiful. Thank you God for the privilege.

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