Rosemary Herron Death, Obituary – Rosemary Herron, Gwynedd-Mercy Academy former Elementary Principal has sadly passed away unexpectedly with loved ones, family and the entire community left heartbroken and in grievance, according to online publication. “Dear Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Community, Yesterday evening, Sister Rosemary Herron, who was a member of the Sisters of Mercy passed away unexpectedly.
She had previously served as the Elementary Principal at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy. It is with a heavy heart that I communicate the dreadful news about her passing, just as it is with a heavy heart that I convey the news myself. Between the years 1983 and 1996, Sister Rosemary was in charge of Gwynedd-Mercy Academy as its Principal. During that time period, she oversaw the expansion of both the school’s gymnasium and its library.
She was responsible for both of these projects. Since that time, she has worked at Mercy Career and Technical High School, where she currently serves as both the Principal and President. She announced not too long ago that she will leave the position at the end of the current school year in order to pursue other opportunities. She was rightly acknowledged as the inaugural recipient of the Sister Corinne Raven Mercy Education Leadership Award in October of this past year, which took place in the previous year.
This award recognizes an individual who has had a major and long-lasting effect on Mercy education and who has inspired others through their devotion to our Mercy Education Core Values. The recipient of this award will be selected based on the following criteria: Sister Rosemary was an invigorating, bold, and enthusiastic Mercy educator and leader; it goes without saying that she leaves behind a legacy for all of us to strive to live up to.
Catherine McAuley once proclaimed that “the gentle Mercy of God has given us one another,” and the words of her proclamation could not be more fitting for the character of Sister Rosemary than they are in this context. For entrusting Sister Rosemary to the care of Gwynedd-Kindness Academy Elementary and the wider Sisters of Mercy community, we are beholden to the tender mercy that God possesses.
We ask that you keep Sister Rosemary in your thoughts and prayers as she enters the heavenly kingdom of the Lord.
During this difficult time, may all of those people whose lives have been touched by Sister Rosemary, as well as the community of Sisters of Mercy, feel the warm spiritual embrace of our family’s Circle of Mercy community.
Head of School Anne W. Knapke, who holds a Master of Education and a Professional in Education degree, attributes her success to the grace and compassion of Jesus Christ.