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Lasell Offers Condolences to Family of Alumna Killed in Mississippi

August 26, 2016

Lasell officials have offered condolences to the family of Lasell alumna Sister Paula Merrill '78 of Holmes County, Mississippi who was found dead in her home, along with Sister Margaret Held, on Thursday morning. Both were members of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth order.

Merrill received an Associate's degree in nursing from Lasell and hails from Stoneham, where her sister resides. She had been working as a nurse helping those in rural Mississippi. Police are investigating the deaths.

"We are saddened to hear of this tragic loss of an alum who offered so much to the world," said Dean Hickey, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. "We offer our sincere condolences to her family."

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