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Sister Mary Ellen

Sister Mary Ellen Proulx

d. March 4, 2023

Crookston, MN

Sr. Mary Ellen Proulx, age 80, of Wichita, KS passed away on Saturday, March 4th at Mount St. Mary.  A Memorial Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m.  on Friday, May 26th, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Gentilly, MN with Monsignor David Baumgartner presiding.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.  Family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Erskine and messages of condolence may be shared at www.carlinfuneral.com

Sr. Mary Ellen was born in Crookston, MN to Noel and Cerisa (Hamel) Proulx of Red Lake Falls (RLF), MN.  She was the 6th child born in the family of 9 children.  She attended St. Joseph’s elementary school in RLF, St. Anne’s elementary school in Somerset, WI, and Somerset public schools in High School.  During her high school years, she realized her calling to be a nun.  She then attended and graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy High School in Crookston, MN.   She went on to be a Novice at Provincial House in Crookston.  She attended and graduated with her teaching degree at Vertibro College in. She recently celebrated her 61st anniversary of taking her vows.  

Sr. Mary Ellen was a classically trained musician who ministered music for 47 years to grade schools, high schools, Cathedral and Parish choirs.  She also helped with Children’s Theatre, mission work in Guatemala, Musicals at Brady High School, Sing-a-longs at family gatherings.  Her gift was bringing joy and the Gospel through music.   

She was a loving sister, aunt, teacher, and friend to many.   

Sr. Mary Ellen Proulx is survived by her siblings Angie Rivard, Phyllis Proulx, Gene (Pat Gagner), Bill (Patti Ross), Monica (Tim Audette) and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Preceded in death by parents Noel and Cerisa, her siblings John, Joan (Pasiuk) and Jim.

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Family will greet friends

Friday, May 26, 2023

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

St. Peter's Catholic Church

25823 185th Ave. SW, Crookston, MN 56716

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Memorial Mass

Friday, May 26, 2023

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St. Peter's Catholic Church

25823 185th Ave. SW, Crookston, MN 56716

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