maureentaafe-593875324b8540f10e344861d7efd3aaMaureen Taaffe, SCN, formerly Sister Mary Karen Taaffe, 81, a native of Hyde Park, Massachusetts, died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, on Monday, August 22, 2016. Sister had been a professed SCN for 60 years.

Sister Maureen served in elementary education as both teacher and principal in Kentucky, Massachusetts and Ohio for 30 years. Sister then served as principal of Our Lady of Nazareth Academy in Wakefield, Massachusetts from 1986-89 and as Pastoral Associate at St. John Chrysostom Parish in West Roxbury, Massachusetts from 1989-2015. Sister Maureen was the Associate SCN Regional in the Northern Region from 1996-2002. Sister came to Nazareth Home in June 2016 and was involved in the Apostolate of Prayer.

Sister Maureen is survived by one brother, Kevin Taaffe, of Ponte Vedra, Florida; two sisters, Karen Taaffe Robinson of Cape Elizabeth, Maine and Joan Taaffe of Jacksonville, Florida and by her religious community.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, Kentucky at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 26, 2016, followed by burial in Nazareth Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Nazareth Home on Thursday, August 25, 2016, and after 4 p.m. in St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, Ky. There will be a Prayer Service in St. Vincent Church at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening.

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