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Sister Suzanne Marie Ronan O.Carm. passed into eternal life Sunday, May 28, 2023, at St. Patrick’s Manor. Sr. Suzanne was in the 71 st year of her religious life.

Suzanne Marie Ronan was born on September 23, 1931, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the oldest of four children born to Harold and Leona (nee Kirchoff) Ronan. Both of her parents were also born in Grand Rapids, MI. She was pre-deceased by her parents and siblings, including her sister, Rita Quinn, who died on May 2nd. Sr. Suzanne is survived by her nieces and nephews.

Having entered the Congregation on March 6, 1952, she received the habit on September 8, 1952, taking the name Sr. Mary Suzanne Therese and later changing to her baptismal name. Sr. Suzanne professed first vows on May 3, 1954, and made her perpetual profession on December 8, 1958. She trained as an LPN during her early years in the Community, was a graduate of the Geriatric Spiritual Care Program, was assigned to the Pastoral Care Department, performed duties in the Chapel, and served the residents as a Eucharistic Minister. Always being conscientious of her own appearance, Sr. Suzanne also enjoyed assisting the residents who frequented the Beauty Shop.

In addition to numerous other Missions, Sr. Suzanne served for many years in West Palm Beach, FL at: Lourdes Residence (1960-1962, 1963-1967, 1968-1971), The Pennsylvania (1987-1994) and Lourdes Noreen McKeen Residence (2008-2022) where she was admitted as a resident in 2021. Her health continuing to fail, Sr. Suzanne was transferred to the Lourdes Unit at St. Patrick’s Manor on May 5, 2022, where she lived her final days in contentment and peace.

Family and friends will honor and remember Sr. Suzanne’s life by gathering for visiting hours on Sunday, June 4th in the Holy Family Chapel of St. Patrick’s Manor, 863 Central Street, Framingham from 2-4PM. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday morning in the Chapel at 10:00AM.  Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

Donations in Sr. Suzanne’s name may be made to the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged & Infirm, 863 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

Arrangements by the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home of Framingham,