HORNELL - Sr. Susan Cain, RSM (Marie Catherine) was called home by God May 6, 2019 during her 62nd year as a Sister of Mercy. After graduating from Notre Dame High School in Elmira, Sr. Susan studied for a year at Mercyhurst College in PA and then entered the Sisters of Mercy. She received her AAS degree from Catherine McAuley College, BA from Nazareth College and studied math at Seton Hill College, PA., Calculus/Probability at University of South Carolina and received an MS in Secondary Education from SUNY Brockport. She taught math at Our Lady of Mercy High School for 10 years and at Notre Dame High School for 28 years. She was
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a member of the vocation team for several years and was appointed regional coordinator of Mercy Corps in 1995, an organization where lay persons dedicate a year of their lives to the Mercy Mission. For the past 19 years she has been the director of Steuben County Rural Ministry. In 2005 she was named Canisteo Grange Citizen of the Year and in 2013 received the McAuley Award from Notre Dame High School. She is survived by her sister Mary Jo (Paul) Minch, brother John (Marilyn) Cain, nieces, nephews and the Sisters of Mercy.
Friends are welcome Friday from 4-7 PM at the Mercy Center, 1437 Blossom Rd. where her Vigil Service will be at 7 PM. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 10 AM at the Mercy Center. Interment will be at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Donations in her memory may be made to Steuben County Rural Ministry, PO Box 61, Canisteo, NY 14823 or to the Sisters of Mercy.