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Sister Jean Kettell, RSM

March 26, 1937 ~ June 24, 2021 (age 84)

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Obituary

KETTELL, RSM, SISTER JEAN, 84, a Sister of Mercy for 65 years, died on June 24, 2021 at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center.  She was the daughter of the late Henry and Catherine (McCarthy) Kettell and sister of the late Robert, Elizabeth, and Dolores.  She is survived by a niece, Valerie Barcelos; a great nephew, Michael Barcelos and several other nieces and nephews.

Sister Jean spent her early years of ministry as a teacher and principal in schools in the Diocese of Providence.  She often kept contact with her many pupils.  In later years, using technology, she developed her Facebook ministry.  She corresponded with people all over the world extending the spirit of Mercy in her own unique way.

A lover of nature, Sister Jean lived a quiet life with her beloved cat, Princess.  Birds and squirrels and butterflies enriched her appreciation of God’s creation.  Appreciating human companionship, she often met a close friend for breakfast and conversation. She will be missed by her friends, especially Karen and Estelle, and those with whom she kept contact.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. in St. John Vianney Church, 3587 Diamond Hill Rd., Cumberland.  Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mercy Prayer Service at 10:15 a.m.  Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Sister’s memory to the Sisters of Mercy, 15 Highland View Road, Cumberland, RI 02864  www.sistersofmercy.org/northeast would be appreciated.  Information and condolences, please visit: www.galloglyfuneralhome.com

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
July 1, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
St. John Vianney Church (Cumberland)
3587 Diamond Hill Road
Cumberland, RI 02864

Mercy Prayer Service
Thursday
July 1, 2021

10:15 AM
St. John Vianney Church (Cumberland)
3587 Diamond Hill Road
Cumberland, RI 02864

Mass
Thursday
July 1, 2021

10:30 AM
St. John Vianney Church (Cumberland)
3587 Diamond Hill Road
Cumberland, RI 02864

Interment
Thursday
July 1, 2021

11:45 AM
Resurrection Cemetery
259 West Wrentham Road
Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864

Donations

Sisters of Mercy
15 Highland View Road, Cumberland RI 02864
Web: http://www.sistersofmercy.org/donate

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