Live Stream Memorial Mass
Friday, February 26, 2021
10:00 AM EST
A live-streamed Memorial Mass will be celebrated 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
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Life Story / Obituary
Monica Schneider was born on March 3, 1934, and grew up in a rural area near Fowler, Michigan. Her parents were Louis and Lidwina (Thelen) Schneider. She was the 3rd oldest of 9 children. At the time of her entrance into the Community of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth on September 1, 1954, she was a member of Most Holy Trinity Parish in Fowler. She received the name Sister Lucy at her reception on July 2, 1955. She pronounced first vows on July 2, 1957 and final vows on July 2, 1960.
Sister Lucy received a Bachelor’s Degree from Nazareth College, a Master’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University and a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University. She ministered at elementary schools in Michigan for 32 years. Her first assignment was at St. Joan of Arc in St. Clair Shores followed by Our Lady of Fatima in Michigan Center, St. Joseph in Lake Orion, St. Patrick in Portland, St. Joseph in St. Johns, St. Gerard in Lansing and Sacred Heart in Muskegon Heights. After leaving the field of education she was administrator for seven years at Dillon Hall, a HUD subsidized apartment complex for seniors, and then served as hospitality coordinator at the Transformation Spirituality Center for 12 years both at Nazareth, Michigan.
A wonderful teacher, an admirable principal, an organized administrator … but many of us remember Sr. Lucy as the listener, the warm-hearted companion who cherished her family, her community and many, many friends. She stood on principle, (especially during a card game), but was always there to laugh and enjoy the daily surprises that came with each day. She was a thankful woman who often mentioned her gratitude, first to her loving God, and then for people who made life easier for her, especially as her health declined in her latter years.
May Lucy now enjoy the fullness of God’s resurrected life in her!
May She Rest In Peace!