Sister Mary Linda Lawler died on February 4, 2023 at St. Louise House, Albany, New York. Sister was born in Syracuse, New York on July 17, 1943 and was one of four children of Dr. William Lawler and Gertrude (Holton) Lawler. She attended Cathedral High School in Syracuse where she met the Daughters of Charity and entered the Community on June 25, 1962. Sister Mary Linda had her initial formation in Emmitsburg, Maryland and received her degree in Elementary Education from St. Joseph’s College in Emmitsburg.
Sister Mary Linda taught in various Catholic schools including St. Dominic’s, Baltimore, Maryland, Cathedral Academy, Syracuse, St. Peter’s, Wilmington, Delaware, St. John’s, Albany, New York and St. Joseph’s, Holbrook, Massachusetts. She also did parish work in Immaculate Conception, Philadelphia. She joined the Ministry of Prayer in 2019, a ministry she held until her death.
A Wake was held on Thursday, February 9, 2023 in DePaul Chapel, and the Mass of Christian Burial was held in DePaul Chapel on Friday the 10th with burial in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, New York. Sister was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Barbara Ann Lawler, and her brother William Lawler. She is survived by her sister, Joan Cappelletti, friends, and her Sisters in community.