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Sister Julie McDonough, SNDdeN

November 10, 1933 - December 25, 2022


Obituary For Sister Julie McDonough, SNDdeN

Sister Julie McDonough, SNDdeN, formerly Sr. Julie St. William, went peacefully home to her good God on December 25, 2022 at Notre Dame Long Term Care Center in Worcester, MA. She was born Marilyn Frances McDonough in 1933 in Winchester, MA to parents William McDonough and Ethel Quinlan. She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur August 2, 1951, taking her First Vows in 1954 and Perpetual Vows in 1959.

Sr. Julie earned her BA at Emmanuel College and M.Ed. at Boston State Teachers College. She taught in many schools in the greater Boston area including St. Mary, Cambridge; St. Laurence, Lawrence; St. John, Peabody; Our Lady of the Angels, Worcester; St. Augustine, Lawrence; St. Charles, Woburn; Notre Dame Academy, Tyngsboro; and served for more than 25 years as Principal of St. John, Wellesley.
Sr. Julie had a special devotion to the founder of her congregation, St. Julie Billiart. She worked hard throughout her life to carry out the ideals of St. Julie, reaching out to others with kindness and generosity. Many people were touched by her goodness and caring.

Sr. Julie is survived by her sister Joyce and her husband Ken Nelson, her many nieces and nephews: Mary Tarpey, Julie Gosselin; Teresa Clement; Richard Tarpey and wife Renee; Danielle Krenzer, Aaron Nelson and his wife Megan. Grandnieces and nephews: Buddy Tarpey and wife Brianne; Julieann, Jason, Richie and Sophie Tarpey, and Dennis Gosselin. She is predeceased by sisters Jackie Jensen and Carol and her husband Richard Tarpey,

She is also survived by her Sisters and Associates in the Notre Dame community, her many friends and former students, and the devoted staff of the Notre Dame Long Term Care Center in Worcester and the St. Julie Billiart Residential Care Center in Ipswich.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen Chapel in Ipswich, MA, on Monday, January 2, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. Viewing at 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the chapel followed by sharing of memories at 10:00 and Liturgy at 10:30. Burial to follow in the Notre Dame Cemetery at Ipswich. Memorial Donations may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, East West Unit, 351 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149.

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  • 12/31/2022

    You will be so missed Sister Julie (aka Auntie Mal). After 72 years of service to God how appropriate to go home to him on Christmas. I will treasure our rides from Burlington to Ipswich always. You were more than an aunt. You were an angel in my life. Now you are an angel in heaven watching out for us. You always ended a conversation with God Bless you. How I will miss that. May God bless you Rest In Peace.

  • 12/30/2022

    A Memory...back in 1950, Marilyn and I were speed skaters often competing with each other. On Feb.5, 1950 we were contending in the Silver Skates Derby in Boston Garden. I was leading the race but fell on the last corner, bounced off the boards and thought it was over. Then I heard the crowd roar and knew that Marilyn must have fallen also. I got up and literally fell across the finish line. Later that year, I entered the Srs. of Mercy (left after 38 years). I understand that Marilyn won the Derby next year and also entered religious life later that year. We never had the opportunity to meet again but perhaps in the next life we will reminisce. May she Rest In Peace.

  • 12/29/2022

    Sister Julie you were a very special person to so many. I only have a few fond memories but love listening to the many memories told by your nieces and all that had the pleasure of knowing you. May your light shine down with your memory and all the memories that your loved ones hold tightly in their hearts. You are a true angel now, fly high and rest easy.


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    Rose Romanesque Bouquet was sent for Sister Julie McDonough, SNDdeN - January 01, 2023

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