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I have, today, learnt with great sadness of the death of Sr. Mary Noel Menezes, RSM, OR, at the age of 92 years.
Sister Mary Noel Menezes was respected as a Roman Catholic nun and was appreciated for her social work as Director of the St. John Bosco Orphanage for boys in Plaisance Village and the Mercy Boys’ Home and for her service on the Council of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.
Sister Noel was recognised, particularly, as one of Guyana’s foremost historians. She taught at the Department of History of the University of Guyana from 1967 until her retirement as a Professor of History at the age of 60 years in 1990. Students who had the benefit of being taught by her will recall the rigour of her research, the breadth of her knowledge, the clarity of her instruction and the value of her advice.
My wife and I extend our sincere sympathy to the Roman Catholic Community and to Sr. Julie Mathews, the Superior, and Members of the Religious Sisters of Mercy.