Third death reported at Greenfield convent, six others test positive for COVID-19

Posted at 2:13 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 18:07:46-04

GREENFIELD — A third death has been reported at a Greenfield convent where nuns have tested positive for COVID-19.

Sister Mary Francele Sherburne died on April 9, according to the School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner said Sherburne died due to COVID-19 complications.

Sherburne has lived the Lady of the Angels Convent since 2016. She held a bachelor’s in English from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, and master’s degrees in English and linguistics from DePaul University in Illinois and the University of Michigan.

"Our Lady of the Angels is a co-sponsored ministry of the School Sisters of Notre Dame and the School Sisters of St. Francis. It is a state-of-the-art home for retired sisters of both communities and offers specialized memory care," said the School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province. "We are grateful for the hard work, care and compassion our sisters receive at Our Lady of the Angels. The School Sisters of Notre Dame continue to pray for all who are impacted by COVID-19, especially our sisters, their families and those caring for our sisters."

Sister Mary Collins died on April 6 and Sister Marie June Skender died on April. Both lived at Lady of the Angels, as well.

Darren Rausch, Director of the Greenfield Health Department, says in addition to the three deaths, six others at Our Lady of the Angels have tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 9.

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