Sister Ann Marie  Boyce


Sister Ann Marie Boyce died on Jan. 1, 2019, at Union Hospital. She was born on May 1, 1930, in Richmond, Ind., to Walter J. and Marcella Issen Boyce, and was baptized Patricia Ann.
Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence on Jan. 7, 1948, and professed Final Vows Aug. 15, 1955. She earned a bachelor's degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master's degree from Indiana State University.
Of her 71 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered as teacher for 40 years in schools in Indiana, North Carolina and California. For 17 of those years, she served as principal. Her last teaching assignment was at Sacred Heart in Terre Haute from 1996 to 1999. She then returned to the motherhouse, where she served for 20 years as a driver.
Besides driving, Sister Ann Marie ministered in multiple other ways. She almost always said yes to anyone's request for help. She was lovingly generous, totally dependable and a faithful friend to many. She was actively serving her sisters until a few days before her death.
Sister is survived by nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Rourke and Eileen O'Toole. The wake is on Friday, Jan. 11, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, beginning at 9 a.m., with the commentary at 11 a.m. The mass of Christian burial will immediately follow the commentary with the Rev. Daniel R. Hopcus presiding. Burial is in the cemetery of the Sisters of Providence. DeBaun Funeral Homes and Crematory assisted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876.
Published on January 8, 2019
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