Obituary: Sister Mary Randall Dies

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Sister of St. Joseph Mary Randall (formerly Sister Robert Marie), 82, member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Framingham on Nov. 28.
A native of Newport, R.I., she was the daughter of Robert A. and Marie (Niland) Randall. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield from St. Augustine Parish, Newport, in 1950. She graduated from St. Catherine Academy, Newport, and earned a bachelor of arts degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Mass.

She taught at the former Immaculate Conception School, Easthampton, and Sacred Heart School in Gardner, Mass. She served the Diocese of Providence for many years at St. Lucy School, Middletown, and St. Joseph School, Newport, and ministered among the people of St. Thomas Parish, Providence, for 37 years, from 1976 until her retirement in 2013.

In addition to her sisters in community, she is survived by her siblings, Father Robert Randall of Florida, Theresa Zimmerly of Ohio, and Joan Soares of Newport; and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Father John Randall of Providence.

The wake will take place at Mont Marie, 36 Lower Westfield Rd., Holyoke, on Friday, Dec. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., with a prayer service at 10:30 a.m. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow in Mont Marie Chapel at 11:30 a.m., with burial in Mont Marie Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 577 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.

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