Sister Mary Hammill


CUMBERLAND — Mercy Sister Mary Hammill, a member of the Mid-Atlantic Community of the Sisters of Mercy, died July 29 at Mount St. Rita Health Centre. She was a former resident of North Smithfield.

Born in Worcester, Mass., she was the daughter of the late E. James and Mary C. Hammill.

For many years, Sister Hammill ministered as a teacher in Massachusetts and California. In 1978 she began ministering as a spiritual and retreat director, and served at the LaSalette Center in Attleboro, Mass.; the Campion Renewal Center, Weston, Mass.; and in North Smithfield.

Sister Hammill is survived by a sister, Michaleen Barry, and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 3 in Christ the King Church, Worcester. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Leicester, Mass.