Ellen Paul McGovern, SCN, 86, a native of Boston, Massachusetts, died at Nazareth Home, on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Sister had been a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 60 years.

Sister Ellen Paul served in education ministries in Kentucky, Maryland, and Massachusetts. She taught at St. Cecilia School in Louisville. Sister Ellen Paul served in SCN leadership as an associate regional in Quincy, Massachusetts. She also served at several parishes in Massachusetts. In Massachusetts, Sister Ellen Paul volunteered at St. Patrick School and at the Haitian Multi-Service Center.

Sister is survived by her nieces, Ellen and Lorraine Higginbottom of Massachusetts; and by her religious community.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, Kentucky at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 7, followed by burial in Nazareth Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Nazareth Home on Monday, February 6 and after 4:00 p.m. in St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, Kentucky. There will be a Prayer Service in St. Vincent Church at 6:30 p.m. Monday evening.

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