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Sister Shawn Marie McDermott

Sister Shawn Marie was born on September 4, 1941 and died on January 1, 2022.

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Sister Shawn Marie was born in Medford, Mass. Her final ministry was as a hospice volunteer/minister to homebound in Malden, Mass.

Sister Shawn Marie entered the Congregation in 1960, professing first vows in 1962 and final vows in 1967.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in education. She earned her master’s degree in education from Indiana State University and also has a degree in religious education from Boston University.

Of her ministries, Sister Shawn Marie taught first grade at St. Patrick School in Stoneham, Mass., from 1968-76, and was also the Director of Religious Education at St. Thomas More Parish in Durham, N.H., from 1976-82. She also taught at St. Agnes School in Arlington, Mass., from 1998-2010.

Sister Shawn Marie McDermott

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In Indiana: Teacher, St. John the Baptist, Whiting (1964-66).

In North Carolina: Teacher, St. Patrick School, Fayetteville (1966-68).

In Massachusetts: Teacher, St. Patrick School, Stoneham (1966-76); Substitute Teacher, Malden (1982-85); Pastoral Associate, St. John the Baptist Parish, Peabody (1985-89); Teacher, St. Raphael School, West Medford (1990-98); Teacher, St. Agnes School, Arlington (1998-2010); Hospice Volunteer, Merrimack Valley Hospice, Lawrence (2012-2021).

In New Hampshire: Director of Religious Education, St. Thomas More Parish, Durham (1976-82).


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