HENRIETTA, SISTER, CSA (19 July 1902-17 Oct.1983) was the director of Our Lady of Fatima Mission Center (1965-1983) on E. 68th and Quimby who worked to revitalize
Born Marie Gorris to Henry and Anna (Sulzmann) Gorris in Cleveland, she attended Saint Edward Parish High School (1919), and graduated from Canton's Mercy Hospital School of Nursing (registered nurse, 1925). She entered the the
Sr. Henrietta remained at Mercy Hospital as night supervisor (1928-1931), surgery supervisor (1931-1949), assistant administrator (1949-1951), and administrator (195l-1962). She came to Cleveland as director of nursing service,
In 1965 Sr. Henrietta devoted herself to renewal efforts in Central (Lower)
Sr. Henrietta received numerous awards including the Catholic Interracial Council Award (1976), the National Urban Coalition's Distinguished Community Service Award (1980), the American Jewish Committee's Micah Award (1983), and two honorary degrees.
The Mission Center closed with Sr. Henrietta's death. She is buried in
Wolff, Robert C., Rev. Msgr. Sr. Henrietta of Hough: She Reclaimed a Cleveland Slum (1990).