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Sister Eleanor Marie Rock, RSM

April 3, 1931 ~ January 17, 2021 (age 89)

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Rock, Eleanor Marie, RSM, 89, a Sister of Mercy for 69 years, died on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Mt. St. Rita Health Centre.  She was the daughter of the late Max and Anna (Cebulski) Rock. She was pre-deceased by her brothers, Henry and Edward and her sisters Nellie Sidorovich, and Frances Smith. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Eleanor began her religious service as a teacher of young children. In later years, she touched people in different ways.  During that time, Eleanor ministered as a beautician at Mt. St. Rita Health Centre, as head of the kitchen staff at McAuley House and later as co-director at McAuley House.  This was Eleanor’s way of living out the Mercy Charism.

She was a person who was extremely loyal to her family, friends, the poor whom she served, and the Mercy community.  But those who knew her best remember her rendition of her favorite dance, the Polish polka.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, January 22, 2021 at St. John Vianney Church, 3587 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, beginning with a Mercy Prayer Service at 10:30 a.m.  Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sister’s memory to the Sisters of Mercy, 15 Highland View Road, Cumberland, RI 02864 would be appreciated.  Information and condolences please visit:


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Mass of Christian Burial
January 22, 2021

10:30 AM
St. John Vianney Church (Cumberland)
3587 Diamond Hill Road
Cumberland, RI 02864


Sisters of Mercy
15 Highland View Road, Cumberland RI 02864

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