Sister Michael Marie Driscoll
Alton | Sunday, September 29 2013
Sister Michael Marie Driscoll, O.S.U., aka Elizabeth Ann Driscoll died peacefully at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton, IL on Sunday, September 29, 2013. She was 83 years old. The daughter of Louis Henry Driscoll Sr. and Grace D. Sanford Driscoll, she was born January 30, 1930 in Laredo, Texas. Her parents and siblings George Howard, Frances Howard Warner, and Louis Henry Driscoll Jr. preceded her in death. Sister Michael Marie is survived by her sister-in-law, Doris Driscoll, a niece and two nephews.
Sister Michael Marie attended both Austin High School (El Paso, TX) and Ursuline Academy (Laredo, TX) for her secondary education. She pursued her college education at Laredo Junior College and Incarnate Word College (San Antonio, TX.)
During her long and active ministry, Sister Michael Marie served in many different capacities. She taught first, second and third grade students in Laredo and Falfurrias, TX, Arnold, MO. and Oak Park, IL for a total of 25 years. For the next ten years, Sr. Michael Marie taught Physical Education (one of the loves of her life).After retiring from teaching in 1978, Sister worked in maintenance and community service in San Antonio and Laredo, TX and at the Villa Maria Retreat and Conference Center in Frontenac, MN. Sister resided at the St. Joseph’s Village in Coppell, TX from 2005 – 2011 and moved to the Queen of Peace Health Care Center in Alton, IL in 2011.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Ursuline Convent Chapel, 845 Danforth Street, Alton, IL. Reverend Jack Lau, O.M.I., will preside. Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Godfrey.
Memorials may be made to the Queen of Peace Healthcare Center, 845 Danforth Street, Alton, Illinois, 62002.
Staten-Fine Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences and a guestbook may be found at www.staten-fine.com