In Memoriam

Sister Mary Ann Sebian, H.M., formerly Sister Mary Elizabeth, died Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Villa Maria Community Center.

Sister Mary Ann Sebian shared her gifts and talents in many venues over a total of 53 years in the Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Youngstown dioceses as well as in the Diocese of Temuco, Chile where she served as a missionary in the 1960s.

In the Cleveland diocese she served at St. Christopher, Rocky River where she taught music. During the 1970s she was Director of the Speech Pathology Department of the Lake County Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Painesville.

Sr. Mary Ann’s ministry in the Diocese of Youngstown included teaching music at St. Stephen, Niles and St. Brendan and St. Edward, both in Youngstown. She served as a speech therapist and speech and language pathologist at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown for 19 years.

In the Pittsburgh Diocese she was a home visitor at St. James Parish, New Bedford and also served at Villa Maria Community Center visiting with the retired sisters. She shared in the HM Ministry of Prayer until her death.

She is survived by her sisters in the Humility of Mary Congregation.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth (Pecery) Sebian; her sister, Mary Musgrave; and her brothers, Richard, George, Paul, Francis, Aloysius, William, Msgr. Thomas Sebian, and Brother John Sebian, SJ.                   

Sister Mary Ann Sebian


Date of Birth:
May 17, 1929 │ Age: 88
Place of Birth: Painesville, Ohio

Memorial contributions may be sent to
Sisters of the Humility of Mary
Development Office
PO Box 534
Villa Maria PA 16155


Sister Mary Conrad Walsh, H.M., the former Kathleen Walsh, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Villa Maria Community Center.

Sister Mary Conrad Walsh ministered in the field of education for 25 years in the Cleveland, Youngstown and Pittsburgh dioceses.

In the Cleveland diocese she taught at St. Sebastian, Akron and St. Philip Neri, Cleveland.

Her ministry in education in the Youngstown Diocese included St. Mary, Conneaut; St. Patrick, Hubbard; St. Edward Jr. High, Youngstown; and St. Paul, Salem where she also served as principal.

In the Diocese of Pittsburgh Sister Mary Conrad taught at Our Lady of Grace, Scott Township and was in service to the HM Community at Villa Maria Community Center for 34 years. There she served in various capacities including 12 years as director of the Gift Shop. Since 1997 she served in the HM Ministry of Prayer until her death. She celebrated her 70th jubilee in 2016.

She is survived by her sisters in the Humility of Mary Congregation and her niece, Kathleen Rodgers of New Bern, North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John & Hildegard (Herold) Walsh and her brother, John V. Walsh.

Sister Mary Conrad


Date of Birth:
October 15, 1924 │ Age: 92
Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio

Memorial contributions may be sent to
Sisters of the Humility of Mary
Development Office
PO Box 534
Villa Maria PA 16155


Sister Therese Quinn, H.M., formerly Sister Mary Nicholas, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Villa Maria Community Center.

Sister Therese Quinn dedicated herself in ministry to service in education and healthcare-related fields for 62 years in the Cleveland, Youngstown and Pittsburgh dioceses.

In the Cleveland diocese she taught at Lourdes Academy, Cleveland and served as coordinator of the Library and Audio-Visual Center at Magnificat High School, Rocky River.

While in the Youngstown diocese, she served as principal at Central Catholic High School, Canton and also taught at Mt. Marie Academy, St. John High School, Canton and the Boys' Division of Central Catholic High School, Canton. She also served as librarian at Central Catholic High School, Canton and as Administrative Assistant at St. John High School, Ashtabula. Sister Therese turned her attention to healthcare-related ministry when she became Director of the Media Resource Center at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown. In 1987 she established the HM Guest House at St. Elizabeth Health Center which she directed for eight years and for which she served as Assistant Director from 1995-2003.

Sister Therese was also a teacher and librarian at Villa Maria High School, Villa Maria, Pennsylvania in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. She returned to Villa Maria Community Center in 2003 where she volunteered as a receptionist. She served in the HM Ministry of Prayer until her death.

She is survived by her sisters in the Humility of Mary Congregation; and nieces, Mary Ann Maughan and family, Canfield; and Susan Quinn Maiden, Hubbard.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen and Catherine (Corcoran) Quinn; her sisters, Marian Murdock and Margaret Vogelberger; and her brother, William Quinn.

Sister Therese Quinn


Date of Birth:
August 4, 1915 │ Age: 101
Place of Birth: Lowellville, Ohio

Memorial contributions may be sent to
Sisters of the Humility of Mary
Development Office
PO Box 534
Villa Maria PA 16155


Sister Geraldine Koerner, H.M., the former Annamae Koerner, died Wed., May 31, 2017 at Villa Maria Community Center.

Sister Geraldine served 45 years in full-time ministry as a teacher, principal, pastoral minister and volunteer in the Cleveland, Youngstown and Pittsburgh dioceses.

In the Cleveland diocese she taught at St. Raphael, Bay Village; St. Philip Neri, Cleveland; St. James, Lakewood and St. Albert the Great, North Royalton. She served as pastoral minister at St. Christopher, Rocky River prior to becoming director of ministry to the sick, aging and bereaved. She thoroughly enjoyed her five years volunteering with the horticultural therapy program at Kethley House in Cleveland.

Her ministry in the Youngstown diocese included teaching at St. Edward Jr. High, Youngstown; and serving as a teacher and principal at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Ashtabula and as principal at St. Louis, Louisville. Sr. Geraldine also served in the pastoral care departments at St. Joseph Riverside Hospital, Warren and St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown.

Her service in the Pittsburgh diocese was focused at Villa Maria Community Center. In the early 1980s she was Coordinator of Activities and the SHALOM program. When she returned to the Villa in 2006 she served as a volunteer initiating a green room for plants and continued to serve in the HM Ministry of Prayer until her death.

Ever a generous, thoughtful, caring and loving woman, Sr. Geraldine decided that following her death her body be donated to the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. 

She is survived by her sisters in the Humility of Mary Congregation; and 11 nieces and nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary (Joecken) Koerner; her sisters, Angela Harcher and Helen Reichert; and her brothers, William, Elmer, Joseph, Edward, and Gerald Koerner.

Sr. Geraldine


Date of Birth:
August 16, 1927 │ Age: 89
Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio

Memorial contributions may be sent to
Sisters of the Humility of Mary
Development Office
PO Box 534
Villa Maria PA 16155


Sister Denise Maher H.M., died Thurs., May 11, 2017 at Villa Maria Community Center.

Sister Denise offered her gifts in active ministry for 34 years in the Cleveland, Youngstown and Pittsburgh dioceses as an educator, initial formation director, peace and justice coordinator and executive in the ministry of housing for those in need.

In the Cleveland diocese she was the founding director of Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. [HMHI], Akron and was parish action coordinator for the Catholic Commission of the Southern Region, Diocese of Cleveland, Akron. She taught at St. James, Lakewood and, following her retirement from HMHI, was a volunteer mentor at Holy Family School, Stow. 

Sr. Denise served for four years as principal at St. Brendan School, Youngstown in the Youngstown diocese.

Sr. Denise was tapped in the 1980s by her religious community to serve as director of initial formation and coordinator of justice concerns. In 2004 she returned to Villa Maria Community Center where she participated in the Ministry of Prayer and Suffering until her death.

She is survived by her sisters in the Humility of Mary Congregation; her brother, William E. Maher, Columbus, Ohio; her sister, Elizabeth Maher Rinz, University Hts., Ohio; and two nieces and four nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dennis and Winefred (Sheehan) Maher.

Sr. Denise Maher


Date of Birth:
August 26, 1947 │ Age: 69
Place of Birth: Canton, Ohio

Memorial contributions may be sent to
Sisters of the Humility of Mary
Development Office
PO Box 534
Villa Maria PA 16155