Sister Louise Marie Simcoe, OSF, a Sister of St. Francis of the Providence of God for 54 years died on March 30, 2018, at age 71. A native of Pittsburgh, Sister Louise Marie attended St. Agnes School and St. Casimir’s High School prior to entering the congregation in 1964. Remaining true to her Pittsburgh roots, Sister attended LaRoche College and Duquesne University, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Education.
Sister served 27 years as an elementary school teacher, spending many of those years at James Lavelle School in West Mifflin and St. Valentine, Bethel Park. She also served in Mahanoy City, PA and New Kensington, PA, Elizabeth, NJ, and Grand Rapids, MI. Sister Louise Marie served as assistant director of our Franciscan Child Day Care Center from 1996-1998, then.as vocation director and sacristan at our Pittsburgh motherhouse. In 2002 Sister Louis Marie began serving as a pastoral visitor in Sharpsburg, PA, then as a pastoral assistant at St. Joseph Parish in Allison Park, PA until 2014 when she entered into the ministry of prayer.
Friends will be received at John F. Slater Funeral Home, 4201 Brownsville Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15227 on Monday, April 2, 3:00-5:00 PM & 6:00-8:00 PM, with the Wake Service at 6:30 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, April 3, 10:30 AM, St. Germaine Church, 7003 Baptist Rd. Bethel Park PA 15102.