Sister Angela Marie King, 92, (formerly Sister Mary Alexine), a Sister of Mercy and a former teacher, principal, and pastoral care giver, passed away on February 13, 2013 at Mount St. Rita Health Centre, Cumberland. Born in Providence she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Mary (Kernan) King. She entered the Sisters of Mercy on September 8, 1937 and professed perpetual vows on August 16, 1943.
Sister Angela was a graduate of St. Xavier Academy. She earned her bachelors degree in education from Catholic Teachers College in Providence and a masters degree from St Bonaventure University in New York. She also was awarded a Certificate in Theological Studies from Providence College.
Sister Angela\'s teaching ministry included Sacred Heart School in East Providence, Tyler and Immaculate Conception Schools in Providence and St. Mary School in Pawtucket where she was Principal. She also taught at St. Mary Academy- BayView from 1969 to 1976.
In 1976 she joined the Pastoral Care Department of St. Joseph Hospital, Providence, where she continued ministering until 1997. Sister Angela ministered and served the in the Diocese of Providence for 57 years. Always involved, in her later years she was a neighborhood volunteer in St. Rose of Lima Parish and then assisted in the office of St Kevin Church and was involved in the Ministry of Prayer. In addition to her ministry activities, Sister Angela on her 90th birthday was affectionately dubbed the \"Matriarch\" of her extended family of many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her religious community, the Sisters of Mercy, Sister Angela leaves many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Mary C. Reilly, Helen F. Cavanagh, and Francis J. King.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 15, 2013, at 11 am in Mount St. Rita Chapel, Cumberland. Visitation will be at the Health Centre from 9 am to 10:50 am with a Mercy Prayer Service at 10:20 am. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Mount St. Rita Health Centre, 15 Sumner Brown Road, Cumberland, RI 02864 or Sisters of Mercy, 15 Highland View Rd., Cumberland, RI 02864, will be deeply appreciated.
Arrangements by THE URQUHART-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME.
Reported: 02/14/13 (Show all obituaries for this day)
By: Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home (Show all obituaries and information about this funeral home)