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Archives Sister Marie James McCallen died August 15 at age 83

August 26, 2020

A memorial Mass for Sister Marie James McCallen, RSM, a Watertown native and Sister of Mercy in the Mid-Atlantic Community, will be scheduled at a later date.

Sister Marie James died on Saturday, August 15, 2020, at McAuley Hall Health Care Center in Watchung, New Jersey. She was 83.

Sister Marie James was born and educated in Watertown.

She entered the Sisters of Mercy Community in Tarrytown, New York, on September 8, 1955.

As a nurse, she ministered in Mercy hospitals in Watertown, Port Jervis, and Tupper Lake, all located in Upstate New York.

Later she moved downstate to Yonkers, New York, and served the Community as director of health services.

Sister Marie James was known for her compassion, generosity and sense of humor.

She had great devotion to Mary, the Mother of God. How fitting that God would call her home on Mary's Feast of the Assumption!

Sister Marie James is survived by two sisters.

Her funeral arrangements will be private.


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