Carmen Pampa Fund was saddened to learn of the passing of Sr. Theresa Merwin, mfic, on January 17, 2015. Sr. Theresa, a member of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception who founded the UAC-CP in Carmen Pampa, taught at the College in Bolivia for several years. “She was one of the gentlest and kinds souls you could meet,” said CPF Executive Director Hugh Smeltekop.
Sr. Theresa was the beloved daughter of the late Mary (Campbell) and Harry Merwin and the sister of the late Dorothy Smith, Harold Merwin and Sonny Merwin. Sr. Theresa is survived by many beloved nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, great grand nieces and nephews, her Franciscan community and many friends in the US and Latin America.
Sr. Theresa taught at Mount Alvernia High School in Newton, Saint Clare High School in Roslindale, was part of the Provincial Team and served in Peru and Bolivia for many years.
Visiting hours at Mount Alvernia Academy Chapel, 20 Manet Road, Chestnut Hill, Tuesday January 20 from 4-7 PM with a Prayer Service at 6:30 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Chapel Wednesday at 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
Sr. Theresa’s family and Franciscan community would like to acknowledge the wonderful caregivers at Newton Wellesley Hospital for their care and extraordinary kindness.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Sr. Theresa’s memory may be made to Carmen Pampa Fund, c/o Sr. Mary Damon Nolan mfic, 20 Manet Road, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.