Hundreds of visitors toured Mercy House of the Southern Tier Sunday, February 28 as the home for people with a terminal illness opened its doors.  Mercy House is the renovated St. Casimir's Church, 212 North McKinley Avenue in Endicott.

Mercy House was established through the inspiration of Father Clarence Rumble and numerous other individuals and businesses and is a non-denominational community shelter established to provide a home for those in their final days who are not able to stay alone or with loved ones any longer. They will be comforted and cared for by volunteers and staff at Mercy House.

WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Mercy House has kept as much as possible the structure and architecture intact from St. Casimir's. Church pews have been used for sitting areas in each room.  The facility is beautifully designed with room for staff and loved ones to visit those living there.

This is a ten-bed state of the art facility with 24-hour care, a chapel, library and private bedrooms. Hospice at Lourdes provides services to residents of Mercy House to make sure they get the best and most comfortable care possible.

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