Sister Louise Gorka
Sister Louise Gorka
Funeral services will be held Jan. 28 in St. Catherine Laboure Church, Middletown, for Mercy Sister Louise Gorka who died Jan. 21 in Atlantic City Hospital. She was 87.

Calling hours will be Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon, at which time a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Sister Louise, the former Sister Mary Paulita, was born in South Amboy and had lived in Sayreville before entering the Sisters of Mercy Sept. 24, 1952.

Sister Louise taught in schools in the Camden and Metuchen Dioceses then moved into parish ministry in  Holy Family Parish, Union Beach. After 14 years in Holy Family, Sister Louise and colleague, Mercy Sister Peggy Noone founded The Gathering Place, an adult education and spiritual retreat center in Middletown.

Sister Louise is predeceased by her parents Louis and Stella Gorka and her brother and his wife. She is survived by another brother and his wife, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as fellow members in the Sisters of Mercy.

Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery, Sayreville.