Barbara MacDonald, SCN

Posted by Spalding Hurst

May 4, 2019

Barbara MacDonald, SCN, 95, formerly Sister Anne Clement, was born in Hyde Park, MA. She died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, KY, on May 4, 2019. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 76 years.

Sister Barbara served in educational ministries, teaching primary grades at many schools, including St. Mary Academy, Paducah, KY; St. Peter, Lexington, KY; St. Anne, Readville, MA; St. Vincent de Paul, Newport News, VA; Most Precious Blood, Hyde Park, MA; Sacred Heart, Quincy, MA; and Emily Fairfield Public School, Wollaston, MA.

She served her SCN Community as Community Service Coordinator from 2002-2009.

Sister Barbara is survived by her extended family and by her religious community.

A visitation and prayer service will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at Nazareth Home Chapel.

The wake will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Nazareth, KY, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Nazareth, KY. Burial will be in Nazareth Cemetery.

Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Ratterman Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY. Memorials may be sent to the SCN Office of Mission Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, KY, 40048.

Learn more about the life of Sister Barbara.


  1. Jean Richmond Bowes

    Sr. Anne Clement shone in her whole person with the Light of Christ, Jesus, for all the children at St. Anne School and for the whole of St. Anne Parish in Readville, MA. Like Jesus, she was an empathetic, effective, generous teacher who loved her students unconditionally. Her humble, gentle, patient, and kind guiding ways gave me a true, clear experience of God’s ever present Love which formed me and has stayed with me all my life, soon to be my 70th year. Her impression always emanated the Light of God’s Love from the first time I encountered her and lighted my childhood at St. Anne’s. I have remembered her and often contemplated her shining face of Spiritual Beauty throughout my life. I thank her for saying yes to God and choosing to teach children with the SCN community as her life’s vehicle to live out this purpose. No doubt she has touched and shone God’s Love for countless people. I always believed she is one of God’s holy saints. Thank you, God, for creating Sr. Anne Clement, calling her to Your Sacred Heart Of Love, and forming her with the Life Of Your Holy Spirit, a gift for us. God Bless you Sr. Anne Clement (Barbara MacDonald) and may you continue to enjoy being welcomed into the Trinity, now Face to face, forever and ever, without end.💗🕊

  2. George conopka

    Sister Barbara was the best at st. Anne’s, Readville MA.


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