Sister Maureen Mackin

Sister Maureen Mackin, a Sister of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity of Stella Niagara, N.Y., died at Stella Niagara Health Center in Stella Niagara Sept. 7. She was 95. Born Mary Mackin March 4, 1914, in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late James Mackin and the late Bertha Carroll Mackin. Sister Mackin entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity Sept. 7, 1932, at Stella Niagara and professed vows Aug. 18, 1934, at Stella Niagara. She is a graduate of St. Aloysius Academy in New Lexington, Ohio; St. Mary of the Spring College in Columbus, where she received a bachelor of arts in 1949; and Marquette University in Milwaukee, where she received a master of arts in 1957. At the time of her death, she was retired and living in Stella Niagara. Sister Mackin was a teacher at Charleston Catholic High School from 1960-1964. She also taught in schools in many other dioceses throughout her life. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Rosemary Mackin, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers: the Rev. James Mackin, SJ; Larry Mackin; and John Mackin. The Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Sept. 10 in Stella Niagara. Interment was in the sisters’ cemetery in Stella Niagara. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Retirement Fund, 4421 Lower River Rd., Stella Niagara, NY 14144.