Sister Maureen (Robert Marie) Lewis (1934-2021)

Sister Maureen Lewis, SNDdeN (formerly Sister Robert Marie) was born in Boston, Mass. The daughter of Robert Emmett Lewis and Marie Barry Lewis, she grew up in East Boston where she met the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur at Fitton High School

She taught in various New England schools: St. John School in Peabody, Mass; Holy Name School in Chicopee, Mass.; St. Martin de Porres School in New Haven, Conn.; St. Justin School, Hartford, Conn.; St. Rose School, East Hartford; St. John School, Montville, Conn.; St. Louis School, West Haven, Conn.; St. Rita School, Hamden, Conn.

She also served as a Director of Religious Education at St. Rita Parish, Hamden, Conn. and in the Notre Dame Development Office in Lowell, Mass. After working as a counselor in the Central Medical Unit in New Haven, Conn, she ministered as Co-Coordinator of the Associates of Notre Dame de Namur in Windsor, Conn. She also volunteered at Hospice St. Joseph in Port au Prince, Haiti for three years.

She is survived by her brother Emmett Lewis and her sister Sandra Murphy as well as her sisters in community and her many friends.

Sister Maureen decided to donate her body to science, and asked that those attending her funeral should plan to plan to come in BRIGHT Resurrection clothes to celebrate her homecoming!

A Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated for Sister Maureen on Monday, February 15, 2021 at St. Mary Church in Shrewsbury, Mass. at 1:30 PM.

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  1. Sister Maureen Lewis,
    Merry Christmas,
    Its been a long time, 1965, St.Justin's School, you were my 5th grade teacher,
    Tim Cronin

  2. Sister Maureen and I worked to help strengthen the bonds between the associates and the sisters in the "Ct province".
    I remember when she came to Bar Harbor with me one summer. What fun we had, as I shared memories of growing up going there summers.
    I will miss you, Sr Maureen

  3. My sister, my many were a VITAL part of our family. We'll miss you, but we'll also celebrate you, as you reach the goal you strived for your whole life..
    Thanks for the Memories, your LOVE , the LAUGHS, those DELICIOUS Breads, your hand knitted gifts, etc…reunited again with family who have passed, What a Happy Reunion!

    Hugs…,Sandra ♡♡♡

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