Sister Marie Veres, H.M., 83, formerly Sr. M. Mercedes, died Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Villa Maria Community Center, Villa Maria, PA. A 1956 graduate of Buckeye High School, Medina, she entered the Sisters of the Humility of Mary Congregation in 1958 from St. Francis Xavier Parish, Medina. She professed her perpetual vows in 1965.
Gentleness and kindness personified Sister Marie who ministered in several dioceses for 48 years as a teacher and principal. She taught at the junior high level at St. Patrick, Hubbard.
Sr. Marie had a special place in her heart for educating children, especially the poor. In 1995 Sr. Marie and Sr. Ann Solma established Villa Montessori Center in the Slavic Village neighborhood of Cleveland where she served as a teacher, principal and president for 20 years. In 2017 she retired to Villa Maria Community Center where she joined her sisters in the Ministry of Prayer until her death.
The daughter of the late John J. and Theresa (Sikorsky) Veres she is survived by her sisters Loretta Veres Alden, Joan Francis and Donna Frank; brothers Frank, John and Donald Veres; her nieces and nephews and their families along with her sisters in the Humility of Mary Congregation with whom she shared her life for 63 years.
Due to Covid considerations a Memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, Development Office, PO Box 534, Villa Maria PA 16155. See www.humilityofmary.org
Arrangements by The McCauley Funeral Home
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