Sr. Mary Ellen Doyle, OSM

Sr. Mary Ellen Doyle, OSM

May 15, 1927 – August 25, 2018

Preceded in death by parents, James and Dorcas Ann Doyle; brother, James Doyle; sisters, Sr. Ann Doyle and Patricia Doyle. Survived by nieces and nephews and the Servants of Mary.

WELCOME: Wednesday, August 29th at 4pm, Our Lady of Sorrows Convent, 7400 Military Ave.  WAKE: Wednesday, August 29th at 7pm, Our Lady of Sorrows Convent. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, August 30th at 10:30am, Our Lady of Sorrows Convent.  Memorials may be directed to the Servants of Mary.



  • Evangelina Zamarron Posted August 27, 2018 8:51 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sr. Doyle was my Angel. She was my teacher at Holy Redeemer. She was has always been there for me and my family. I can’t even imagine the pain of her loss for her whole family. I was shocked to hear that she passed. Her Faith and Kindness will always be remembered.

  • Fr. Don Kirchner Posted August 27, 2018 3:17 pm

    She was a great religious, touched many people but her smile, enthusiasm and sanctity. She will be missed.

  • , father Edward Vella CSsR Posted August 27, 2018 6:30 pm

    Sister Mary Ellen was a wonderful lady. Very well loved as a teacher both in Servite and Redemptorist and IHM schools. We will miss her and give thanks to God for her humility and her example of patience and perseverance. Eternal rest Grant unto her oh Lord and let Perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace and help us all along the way

  • Fr. Manuel Borg Posted August 27, 2018 6:52 pm

    May our dear friend rest in the full and eternal peace with Jesus, our Most Holy Redeemer. A woman of faith, blessed with the ability to love unconditionally and share so generously and from her heart.

  • Olivia and John Halvorsen Posted August 27, 2018 8:59 pm

    My dear sweet friend, Sr. Mary Ellen,
    Our hearts are sad and we miss you already! I will always remember and be grateful for your constant gift of love and friendship over all these years – meeting you my freshmen year at Holy Redeemer in 1978. I wish you eternal peace and comfort to all those whom loved you! May God Bless you!

    Olivia Halvorsen

  • Katherine (Jurich) Milberg Posted August 27, 2018 9:17 pm

    Sister Mary Ellen will be greatly missed. RIP.

  • Ann Marie Sajewski Posted August 27, 2018 9:18 pm

    One of my favorite teachers of all time she brought the spirit in all of us she was amazing a angel from above i’ve always thought of her threw the years she will be missed but she’ll be with the other angels!

  • Ann Marie Sajewski Posted August 27, 2018 9:23 pm

    She was one of my favorite teachers truely one of gods angels sent fron above. I ‘ve often thought about her through the years she will be missed but shes right with all the other angels

  • Linda Cosme-Reyna Posted August 27, 2018 9:46 pm

    Sr. Mary Ellen Doyle was one of my favorite teacher’s in high school. Her smile lit up a room and her laughter was contagious. She was always willing to listen to whatever teenage drama that was affecting you and no matter what it was, she never judged. Her hugs were genuine and comforting. My life is all the better for having her as a teacher.
    May she Rest In Eternal Peace

  • Mary Mifsud Posted August 28, 2018 4:31 am

    You will be missed
    I always asked Sr. Roselma about you when we spoke.
    Rest in peace dear friend.

  • Mary Mifsud Posted August 28, 2018 4:33 am

    Rest in peace dear friend
    I always asked Sr. Roselma about her when spoke
    You will be missed.

  • Bridgett Rys Posted August 28, 2018 5:07 am

    Sister Mary Ellen was my teacher at Holy Redeemer. She was a sweet, dear person. A wonderful influence on many young people.

  • Maria Hilda Alonzo Posted August 28, 2018 5:58 am

    Sister Mary Ellen was a positive figure in my life. Her kindness and faith in her student was always know. Sister Mary Ellen was always there to guide and help me whenever I need someone to listen. My heartfelt condolences to her family. She will be missed.

  • Lori Robinson Barela Posted August 28, 2018 7:45 am

    She was the sweetest teacher I’d ever had. Sending prayers for the family.

  • Kevin Chmielewski Posted August 28, 2018 8:11 am

    Sister Mary Ellen Doyle was a true inspiration. She was one of my FAVORITE teachers during my years at Holy Redeemer. Rest in Peace Sister!!!

  • Michelle ( Dishmon) Spencer Posted August 28, 2018 8:45 am

    Sister Mary Ellen was one of my fav teachers. She was always so kind to me. I remember seeing her years later st the airport. She knew who I was and even said my name. She will be missed RIH

  • Paul Briardy Posted August 28, 2018 8:55 am

    My favorite teacher. A great lady. Rest In Peace.

  • Sue Cavazos Posted August 28, 2018 11:10 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She was an amazing teacher at Holy Redeemer. My ? is saddened by such a great loss.

  • Bishop Don Hanchon Posted August 28, 2018 2:28 pm

    Sister Mary Ellen was one of the lights among the teachers at Detroit’s Holy Redeemer High School when I arrived as pastor in 1999. She had already won admiration as a teacher and her students stayed in touch with her even after her move back to her community’s Motherhouse in Omaha at retirement. May God reward her generously for the lives touched by her teacher’s heart.

  • Alma Hinojosa Posted August 28, 2018 4:50 pm

    The sorrow we share is enormous, a painful reflection of how much love and joy Sr. Mary Ellen brought into our lives. . I loved her like a big sister someone I could always depend on to give me an ear. To all my Redeemer Family i feel that Sister would have this to share with us if she could:
    I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot
    give. So don’t be troubled or afraid: John 14:27

  • Philip L Diegel II Posted August 28, 2018 5:12 pm

    Sister there is nothing i could write that would come close to what you mean to us at Most Holy Redeemer school thank you . May you rest in Gods loving hands. The Diegel Family all 12.

  • Omar Flores Posted August 28, 2018 9:48 pm

    Her students at Detroit Holy Redeemer were often conflicted and raw. Sr. Mary Ellen was the sweetest and most unuversally patient person I have ever met. She remains an example of grace and humility to me everyday.

    Thank you sister, and God speed.

  • Fr, Ed Peklo, SVD Posted August 29, 2018 12:37 pm

    Condolences to the Servite Community & family & friends. She taught me in 8th grade at Holy Name & her joy was a big part of what inspired me to become a religious-missionary. I know she inspired many, and am sure the Holy Spirit was there ready to welcome her home. Wish I could make the funeral, but will offer mass for her.

  • Deborah lindlbauer (samchez) Posted September 3, 2018 9:39 am

    One of my favorite teachers! She was always so nice. Even to a rebelus teenager. She has entered our heavenly kingdom! Rest on peace ❤

  • Tom Greco Posted September 3, 2018 5:22 pm

    Hi, Sr. Ellen………

    I see you made it home safe and sound, and I’m so happy for you. Thanks for being there to reassure me on my first day at Holy Name High School in Omaha back in 1961. I was scared that I’d never see my friends again and that I’d be the only boy in your Latin class. But your smile and laugh calmed me down.

    Then years later when I called to say hi, all I said was that I had a beautiful wife and daughter and that’s all you needed to hear, saying “Oh, Tom, I always knew you’d be a success!” Honestly I didn’t feel so successful, but again, you gave me the proper perspective.

    And thanks for being there to rejoice with the publication of my book in 2009. You never gave me a hard time about me love of railroading.

    And even after 53 years I can still muddle along in Spanish, which I blame on you as well!

    All of this meant the world to me. Please continue to be with the many of us whose hearts and live you touched.

    I love you very much!


  • Henry Tomasuolo Posted July 6, 2020 2:42 pm

    Sr. Mary Ellen was truly a blessing to all who had the honor meeting her at Holy Redeemer.

  • Helen Marzano Frei Posted October 20, 2020 2:30 am

    When we first met in 1966 at Mt. Carmel high in Denver. You were the Spanish teacher. What a great sense of humor as, you would kid about my being taught previous by Sinsinawa Dominicans I’ve though of you often and lost track after your assignment to HR. I’ll always remember you as a beacon of light in my life. It was such a blessing to have had you part of my life

  • Jerry Smaldone Posted May 25, 2023 5:56 pm

    Is it too late to say goodbye? You were everyone’s favorite nun a Mt. Carmel Hjgh, Denver i 66-68.You made lifelong friends wherever you went. What beautiful person. We still
    talk about you because to us you’re still 40 years old.
    Your old friend Dan Barry found this.

    God bless you, Sister

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