Remembering Sister Teresa (Teresa Patricia) Trayers (1929-2024)

Sister Teresa Trayers was born on Nov. 28, 1929, in Hyde Park, Massachusetts, as Dorothy Theresa to John Trayers and Theresa (Jordan) Trayers. She entered as a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur in 1948, following in the footsteps of her Aunt, Sister Teresa Patricia, and her teachers at Notre Dame Academy Roxbury.   

She earned her bachelor's degree from Emmanuel College and, in 1970, received a Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Salem State College. She was a lifelong educator, serving at schools throughout Massachusetts. Of these experiences, her time at Bishop Stang High School in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, where she taught and worked as a guidance counselor for 24 years, stood out the most. She recalled the community there with fondness and felt privileged to have been a part of it.  

In 2018, she was inducted into the Bishop Stang High School Hall of Honor, with the following description:

"Sister Teresa served Bishop Stang as a math teacher and guidance counselor from 1975 to 1998. Sister Teresa offered positive support to a generation of students and led the National Honor Society to prominence. As the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur left the school, Sister Teresa remained, serving as a living link to the Sisters’ community. Her commitment ensured Bishop Stang’s mission continued to include service to others, and in the spirit of St. Julie Billiart, to 'make known the goodness of God.'"

Sister Teresa Trayers went home to her good God on March 2, 2024.