In memoriam: Sister Sherry Barrett, DC

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Sister Sherry (Dorothy Sharon) Barrett died at Seton Residence on Oct. 26, 2023. Sister was born on March 12, 1938, in Grosse Point, Detroit, Michigan and was one of five children of John Joseph and Analie Caroline (Maurer) Barrett. She graduated from St. Mary High School in Mount Clemens, Michigan and entered the Daughters of Charity in St. Louis, Missouri in 1957.

Sister Sherry received a BA in elementary education from St. Joseph College in Emmitsburg, Maryland; an MPS in pastoral studies from Loyola University in Chicago; and a certificate in Titular por Antiguedad Columbia from Teachers of Bolivia, South America and Institute of Special Education, Panama, Central America.

Sister was an elementary and secondary teacher at St. Mary’s School in Troy, New York; Hogar San Jose in in LaPaz, Bolivia; Collegio Madre Seton in Trinidad, Bolivia; and Casa de Caridad in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. She served in Hispanic ministry at St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan; Catholic Charities in Fort Wayne, Indiana, St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee and the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi. She was a Missionary in Maya Tecun, Mexico; Ixcan, Guatemala; Cochabamba, Bolivia; and the Fiji Islands.

Sister was also a volunteer at St. Joseph Mission in Keams Canyon, Arizona and in parish outreach at St. Cyprian Parish in Georgetown, South Carolina. She then came to Seton Residence in Evansville to serve as a driver and later in the ministry of prayer.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. in the Seton Residence Chapel, with burial following in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Sister was preceded in death by her parents and she is survived by her sisters, Mary Sheila Barrett and Sister Joan Ann Barrett, D.C.; her brothers, John and Patrick; loving family members; her Sisters in Community and many friends.

Donations may be made to the Daughters of Charity, 4330 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63108.