Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sister Elizabeth Butler, a Sister of St. Joseph of Cluny for fifty-three years, died peacefully after a short illness on October 2, 2011 in Cluny Convent, Mary Star of the Sea, San Pedro surrounded by her religious community. She was born in Ireland in 1938 and professed vows in 1958. She trained for elementary education and taught in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Newport, Rhode Island and Wilmington, California. Her ministry also included community bursar, care of elderly ladies in Rhode Island, and, in recent years, co-directing the Poverty Program in Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Wilmington. She walked on errands all over Wilmington and many knew her as “Sister Smiley”. After her many years of service may she now rest in peace.