A funeral Mass for Sister Eileen E. Fuchs, BVM, was celebrated Sept. 3 at Marian Hall Chapel in Dubuque, Iowa. Sister Eileen, a member of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, died Aug. 26 at Mercy One Medical Center in Dubuque. She was 61.
Funeral services were livestreamed.
Sister Eileen was born July 31, 1959, in St. Louis to William and Eileen (Hannifin) Fuchs. She entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary congregation Aug. 27, 1995, from St. Elizabeth Parish in St. Louis. She professed first vows on July 18, 1998, and final vows on July 16, 2005. She was celebrating her silver jubilee this year.
She taught science at Nerinx Hall High School in Webster Groves. She worked as a medical technologist at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis prior to entering the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary community, in which she served as a congregational representative.
Sister Eileen is survived by a brother, Bill Fuchs of Boca Raton, Fla.; sisters Terry McGauley of St. Louis; and Cece Seida of Ballwin. Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Dubuque.