Sister Earl Mary, SSND

Sister Earl Mary Moores, School Sister of Notre Dame, passed away after a brief illness on November 17, 2017. Sister Earl Mary was a part of the St. Matthias School Community for 38 years. She is best remembered for her faithfulness, her structured lessons, and her devotion to peace and social justice. Many remember Sr. Earl Mary for her interest in supporting us through her ardent prayers. She taught many students critical thinking skills, reading strategies, and the art of note taking. Social Studies was her passion. Sister loved to read, as well.

Sister Earl Mary recently celebrated her 60th Jubilee as a School Sister of Notre Dame. After retiring from almost 60 years of teaching, she moved to Wilton, CT to be part of the Sisters’ Community at the Villa Notre Dame Motherhouse.

As Sister Earl Mary became ill, Sister Theresa Torsone was at her side. When God called her home, she was surrounded by the Sisters.

Her wake and funeral Mass took place in the beautiful Motherhouse Chapel where Sister Earl Mary spent many hours in prayer. Surrounded by family and friends, she is buried with the sisters who have gone before her.

Let us honor her memory as a master teacher and faithful servant of God. Her quiet ways will be missed.

7 Responses to “Sister Earl Mary, SSND”

  1. Sister Earl Mary was a great teacher! She was a true professional in every sense of the word. Sister Earl Mary demonstrated a dedication to her students, using every valuable minute of the school day to impart knowledge and wisdom in her lessons. As a former student of hers I can attest to her love and care when it came to teaching. I had the honor of becoming a part of the faculty of St. Matthias alongside Sr. Earl Mary. It was truly a great experience working with her as she guided me in my first years of teaching at St. Matthias. It was because of her that I learned about strength, passion and giving 100 % in all that you do. God truly has an angel in his flock. I will never forget the valuable lessons that have impacted my life because of Sr. Earl Mary. May God bless and protect you. You are in my heart always. Thank you for your love, support and selflessness.

    Miss Klein

  2. Grade5B says:

    God has truly gained another angel! I will always remember Sr. Earl Mary for her dedication and loyalty to all of her students at St. Matthias. I admired her wisdom and passion to teach, and will always be thankful for her kindness towards me. Ms. Battaglini

  3. Mr. Caraturo says:

    Grade 3B will surely miss Sr. Earl Mary. She was always willing to help our class with the Terra Nova test booklets each year. Sr. Earl Mary was an amazing teacher and individual. May she now rest in peace with our Lord.

  4. Christine Chiello Tracy says:

    Sister Earl Mary was a great teacher and a wonderful, caring person. She came to St. Matthias shortly before she was my seventh and eighth grade teacher in history and reading, and she taught us all discipline, attention to detail, and the value of hard work. Her quiz cards and outlines to this day are things that any student from the 1980’s will remember – and truly appreciate, now that we are adults and seeing our own children and young relatives move through middle school. May she rest in the peace and grace of God in heaven. She will be truly missed!

  5. Steve Pulick says:

    I was in San Diego and both Haufe brothers checked in with me to share the sad news of Sr. Earl Mary.

    I’m so sorry for your loss and to the school and parish and I also am grateful to celebrate her life of service and teaching and prayer.

    For me, she always went out of her way to ask how I was doing, and I how I felt and also about Jenn and the kids.

  6. Erin Wilhelm O'Donnell says:

    Sister Earl Mary was a much beloved teacher who prepared her students for what high school would be like. She was always challenging us to be and do our best. I remember the class discussions she would hold about current events, such as the nuclear arms race and the death penalty. She was tough but very fair, and treated us as the young adults we were becoming. I fondly remember her use of air quotes, and whenever I see them used, I think of her. I still cringe when I think of how she called me out in front of the entire class for rolling my eyes. (I cringe because I offended her.) I am so glad that one of my daughters was able to have her for History. Sister Earl Mary was truly one of a kind and a blessing to all she touched.

  7. Curt hallinger says:

    God Bless Sister Earl Mary! 7th grade…1979….years later when visiting my nephews class I was able to thank her and tell her that I was a success in part because of her.