Sister Anne Carmel Jones
1925 – 2019
Born: 13th October 1925
Entered Religious Life: 10th November 1946
Died: 19th February 2019
Sr. Anne Carmel, baptised Kathleen was born to Bridget and William Jones, in Hospital, Co. Limerick on 13th October, 1925. Kitty as she was known to her family entered the Religious Sisters of Charity in November 1946 and was professed in June 1949.
Having completed her studies; over the next 5 years she worked in parish ministry spending a year in each of the following convents Blarney, Stanhope St. Benada, Crumlin and Linden before moving to Hammersmith, London in 1956. In 1977 she went to Airdrie and in 1979 she went to Clydebank where she spent the next 27 years. Sr. Anne Carmel had her sabbatical in 2006 and stayed in Merrion. In 2008 she returned to live in Ireland and was missioned to Clarinbridge.
During her 73 years in religious life, Sr. Anne Carmel, has been a woman of compassion, wisdom and gentleness. Jesus asked his followers to be compassionate to those whom they meet and to spread his Word and his Love. In every parish where Sr. Anne Carmel worked, she was known for her compassion and kindness. In every community where she lived, she was known for her gentleness and was loved dearly.
There is no greater love than that for our family; and Sr. Anne Carmel, certainly loved her family and she quietly spoke about them and frequently asked prayers for them.
Due to Sr. Anne Carmel failing health, she had to leave Clarinbridge in February 2011 and move into Loyola where she could take life easy and receive the care she needed. She was transferred to Anna Gaynor House on 9th November, 2017 where she continued to spread her love and kindness to those around her. This is a sure sign to all of us that in our weakness and in our suffering that we can spread God’s love around us by our respect and kindness to others. Sr. Anne Carmel died very peacefully on Tuesday 19th February, 2019. The comments from the staff in her ward were always complimentary of her. After her death many of them said “We will miss hearing – ‘Thank You Darling’ and ‘You are so Kind’”.
Marie Burton as a young person living in England met Sr. Anne Carmel 65 years ago and sent a bouquet of flowers for her funeral. Sr. Anne Carmel is buried in the Community Cemetery in Donnybrook. May she Rest in Peace.