OBITUARY

Sister Maureen Fitzpatrick C.V.I.

August 13, 1931April 7, 2018

Sister Maureen Fitzpatrick, C.V.I., died on April 7, 2018. She was born to Molly and James Fitzpatrick on August 13, 1931 in Mullingar, Co. Westneath, Ireland.

Sister entered the Congregation of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, Houston, on February 24, 1949 and made her final Profession of Vows on August 15, 1955. She was a graduate of Incarnate Word Academy, Houston, and received a B.A. Degree from the University of St. Thomas. She attended the Pastoral Institute of the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, and completed the certificate program in Pastoral Studies.

Sister Maureen was an elementary school teacher and in her ministry of teaching, she taught in the Dioceses of Austin, Beaumont and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, where she also taught CCE classes. Sister kept in touch with many of her students over the years and enjoyed visiting with them.

In her retirement, Sister did volunteer ministry at St. Vincent de Paul Church Parish. In her later years, Sister Maureen devoted her time to the ministry of prayer. She prayed the Rosary daily for the many intentions that were given to her and her prayer group.

Sister Maureen was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother. She is survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Visitation will be on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 p.m., followed by the Wake Service at Incarnate Word Convent, 3400 Bradford Street, Houston, TX. 77025. The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the convent chapel with Rev. Richard Wahl, C.S.B., celebrant. Rite of Committal will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Incarnate Word Academy, 609 Crawford Street, Houston, TX 77002.

  • FAMILY

  • James Fitzpatrick, Father
  • Molly Fitzpatrick, Mother
  • Sister Maureen was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother. She is survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Wake Service Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Rite of Committal Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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Sister Maureen Fitzpatrick C.V.I.

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Monique Molina Davis

April 11, 2018

Cannot say it better than my class mate David. She will be greatly missed. My favorite teacher at St Vincent de Paul.
A beautiful person to have known.
My deepest sympathy. Very sad news.
Prayers go out to everyone.

James Troutman

April 11, 2018

Sister Maureen was everyone's favorite teacher at St. Vincent de Paul School. I was one of the students who was fortunate enough to have had her in both 5th and 6th grade. Sister was loving, intelligent and mostly witty. She managed to get everyone's attention without ever raising her voice; back in the day when 30-35 students in a class was the norm. The few times that I visited her at the Bradford St. Convent she would always say, "you know that you were a part of my favorite group of students,." She would then go on to list dozens of the names of my former classmates. She had an incredible memory. Sister left an indelible mark on my past, present and future and she will live on in the memories of the hundreds of students who had the good fortune of passing through her classroom. May the Good Lord Bless and Keep her and may she find the long awaited rest in the Good Lord's loving arms. It was my distinct honor to have had Sr. Maureen Fitzpatrick as one of my teachers.

Mary Herman Kelton

April 10, 2018

Small but a feisty Irish woman, she had not trouble keeping us in line. She had our respect, and also gave us her heart. An excellent teacher who valued each student as a person. We may not have kept in touch with her, but no one forgot her. Rest In Peace, Sister Maureen.

Cathy Jernigan

April 10, 2018

Sister Maureen was our son Kevin’s favorite teacher. He had her 3rd thru 5th or 4th thru 6th. Either way, she was the only one that could handle his class of kids with extremely outgoing personalities. And he used to say, “Sister Maureen never raises her voice but everyone listens”. And “her eyes twinkle”. She was an amazing woman & teacher. She will be remembered by years & years of students and their parents. May God hold her in His hands🙏

Frances McNeil

April 10, 2018

Sr. Maureen was my favorite teacher at St Vincent. She made school and learning fun. At the end of 5th grade I begged her to teach 6th grade. I didn't want to leave her. I was so happy to have her as my homeroom teacher two years in a row. I remember having to write our autobiography and she wanted a picture to go with it, one that she would keep. At first I didn't want to give one because I had very few baby photos. Then I realized that she thought of us as her children and she wanted a keepsake. I felt honored.

FROM THE FAMILY