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Sr. Jeanne Lenore Twomey, CSJ

February 9, 1938 - February 12, 2021
Nazareth, MI


Live Stream Memorial Mass

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
10:00 AM EST
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A Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Ken Schmidt at St. Thomas More Parish, please follow the link to view the Memorial Mass.


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Sisters of St. Joseph
2929 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
(269) 381-6290


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


Mary Judith Twomey was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 9, 1938, the daughter of John and Mary (Leonard) Twomey. She was a member of St. Ignatius Parish at the time of her entrance into the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth on September 1, 1956. Mary Judith received the name Sister Jeanne Lenore at her reception on July 2, 1957. She pronounced first vows on July 2, 1959 and final vows on July 2, 1962.

Sister Jeanne Lenore earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Nazareth College and a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Detroit. She taught in several schools of the Congregation including St. Henry in Lincoln Park, St. Monica in Kalamazoo, St. Veronica in Eastpointe and as Administrator at St. Joan of Arc in St. Clair Shores and St. Patrick in Carlton. In 1997 Sister Jeanne Lenore returned to Nazareth and ministered as Coordinator of the Nazareth House Pastoral Care Staff. After completing ten years in that position, she became the Nazareth House Bookkeeper until poor health made it necessary for her to retire.

Sister Jeanne Lenore possessed a joyful, happy disposition and she lived life to its fullest. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, travel and visiting with family and friends. When afflicted with declining health she bore her cross with resignation and strength, but she manifested generosity of spirit even in the face of difficulty. Sister Jeanne Lenore’s love for God and the dear neighbor were evident during her life. She was always proud to be a Sister of St. Joseph and she lived out the CSJ values and virtues in an exemplary manner. Sister Jeanne Lenore was grateful to her family, CSJ congregation and friends for their love and support through the years. May she now walk in newness of life and live with Christ forever.