Sister Mara Beadle, SCC, died April 21 at her congregation’s Motherhouse in Mendham, N.J. She was 93.
Born Florence Beadle in Scranton, Pa., she was the last of seven children in the family of Fred Beadle and Mary (Blacksmith) Beadle. She entered the Sisters of Christian Charity and received her Holy Habit on August 21, 1944. On August 20, 1952, she professed Final Vows in her Community. Sister Mara continued her education, receiving a B.A. from Marywood, and an M.S. from Marywood in Counselor Education.
For many years, Sister Mara enjoyed teaching in elementary schools in Pennsylvania, New York, and Florida. By 1973, she became a Guidance Director in Morris Catholic High School in Denville, N.J., and continued at Bishop Hafey High School in Hazleton, Pa., and Central Catholic High School in Reading, Pa.
In July of 1993, Sister Mara had the privilege of a Spiritual Renewal in Rome and Germany, after which she took up residence in Holy Spirit Hospital Convent in Camp Hill. She served as a volunteer and assisted the Hospitality Coordinator in the hospital until her retirement in 2018 to the Motherhouse in Mendham, N.J.
Sister Mara was pre-deceased by her brothers Edward and Nicholas and by her sisters Julie, Louise, Edna, and Mimi. She is survived by 11 nieces, 13 nephews, and many great nieces and great nephews.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 27, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Mary Immaculate at the Motherhouse in Mendham, N.J., followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery on the Motherhouse grounds.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of Christian Charity, 350 Bernardsville Rd., Mendham, NJ 07945.