Sister Agnes Chou, M.M.


Sister Agnes Chou, M.M., who served as a social worker in the New York City Chinatown Health Clinic in the 1980s, died June 11 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 92.

Also in Manhattan, she worked in social services for Head Start and with Asian Family Services. During the same decade, she engaged in pastoral ministry and assisted in a refugee assistance program in Brooklyn.

From the 1960s into the 2000s, she also served in China, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Chicago, working on behalf of refugees, the elderly and the sick. She served at a hostel for young women in Hong Kong.

Born in Kung Ch’eng, China, she entered the Maryknoll Sisters in 1962 and made final vows in 1970. She earlier served in the Sisters Catechists of Our Lady, a Chinese community trained by the Maryknoll Sisters. She held a bachelor’s degree in education from Chu Hai College, Hong Kong.

A Funeral Mass was offered June 18 in Annunciation Chapel at the Maryknoll Sisters Center. Her remains were cremated.

Sister Agnes Chou, M.M.