Remembering Sister Maureen Griffin (1933-2022)

On December 19, 2022, Sister Maureen Griffin went home to her good God.

Sister Maureen Griffin was born in Cambridge, MA, on April 28, 1933.

The daughter of John and Alice (Barry) Griffin, Sister Maureen graduated from the Notre Dame Academy in 1951.

In 1955, Sister Maureen received her B.A. from Trinity College. That same year, she entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

On February 2, 1958, she took her first vows. On July 28, 1963, she took her final vows.

In 1960, Sister Maureen received her M.S. from Simmons College. Later, in 1970, she received her M.A. in English from Middlebury College. In 1973, she received another M.A. from Middlebury College—this time in Fiction

In 1980, Sister Maureen received her Ph.D from Simmons College.

Sister Maureen served as a Reference Librarian at Emmanuel College from 1958-1962. After that, she taught high school English at CCCH, at NDA in Roxbury, MA, then at NDA in Hingham, MA.

Sister Maureen worked as a school librarian at the Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, St. Mary's in Cambridge, and the Notre Dame Academy in Worcester, MA.

From 1974-1976, Sister Maureen served on the Ecumenical Council in Worcester, and from 1976-1978 she was the Reference Librarian at Emmanuel College.

In 1999, Sister Maureen completed a year of Sabbatical Studies at the School of Applied Theology in Berkeley, CA.

Sister Maureen was also the Library Director of the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School. She taught at the ND Seishin University in Okayama, Japan, and at the Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare in Kurashiki, Japan.

Sister Maureen Griffin pictured with and Sister Amarachi Ezeonu from Nigeria