Sister Michael Mary, 86
FRAMINGHAM – Sister Michael Mary O.Carm., 86, passed into eternal life at St. Patrick’s Manor, Framingham on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 in the 70th year of her religious life.
Margaret Mary Campbell was born in New York City on June 18, 1936, the oldest of three children born to Michael and Margaret (nee Reilly) Campbell, both of whom were born in Ireland. In addition to her parents Sr. Michael Mary was predeceased by her brothers John and Michael.
Having entered the Congregation on February 1, 1953, Sr. Michael Mary received the Carmelite Habit on September 10, 1953, professed first vows on September 11, 1954 and professed final vows on December 8, 1958.
She was missioned for short periods of time at Mount Carmel Home (NYC), Josephine Baird Home (NYC), Catholic Memorial Home (Fall River, MA), Carmel Hall (Detroit, MI), and Madonna Residence (Brooklyn, NY).
She was missioned the longest periods of time at St. Patrick’s Home (Bronx, NY) from 1963-1990, and Mary Manning Walsh Home (NYC) from 1990-2021.
In March 2021, as her health failed, Sr. Michael Mary was transferred to the Enhanced Living Convent at Ozanam Hall (Bayside, NY) and in November 2022 she was admitted to St. Patrick’s Manor where the Sisters and staff gave her attentive and loving care during her final days.
Sr. Michael Mary had a very sociable personality and served as the Director of Volunteers at Mary Manning Walsh Home for many years and was also involved in fund-raising. Throughout her life she reached out to the many people that crossed her path and will be very much missed by all who knew and loved her. Just as He called Sr. Michael Mary to Religious Life 70 years ago, may the Lord now call her to Himself and grant her eternal rest and peace during this her 70th Jubilee Year.
Family and friends will honor and remember Sr. Michael Mary’s life by gathering for visiting hours in the Holy Family Chapel of St. Patrick’s Manor, 863 Central St. Framingham on Sunday, February 12th from 2-5PM. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday morning in the Chapel at 10:00AM. Interment will follow in Queen of Carmel Cemetery, St. Teresa’s Motherhouse, 600 Woods Rd., Germantown, NY, at 3:00PM.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Sr. Michael Mary’s name to: Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, 863 Central St. Framingham, MA 01702.
Arrangements by the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home of Framingham. To share an online condolence, kindly visit www.mccarthyfh.com