In Memoriam: Sister Mary Kay White, SND 1943–2016

In Memoriam: Sister Mary Kay White, SND 1943–2016

Our dear Sister Mary Kay (formerly, Sister Mary Berchmans) went home to God very peacefully Tuesday afternoon, August 23, at her sister’s home in West Palm Beach, Florida. Please keep Sr. Kay’s two sisters, Mary and Barbara, in your prayers, as well as their families.

The wake will be on Monday, August 29, from 2–4 and 7–9 with the prayer service at 7:00 and on Tuesday, August 30, from 9:00–9:45. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., followed by the burial and dinner.

May Sister Mary Kay rejoice in the presence of our good and loving God!

Read a short bio on Sister Mary Kay White

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  1. Russ and Laura Krausmann - August 25, 2016

    Sr. Kay was a dear friend of ours and we will surely miss her. She had a delightful sense of humor and a passion for helping those who were less fortunate. We wish her and her family peace as she joins our Lord for eternity.

  2. Sharon & Tony - August 25, 2016

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. May God bless you all. We loved Sr Kay.

  3. Evelyn Landino - August 27, 2016

    I love you and miss you my dearest friend Sister Kay…

    Love always, Evelyn

  4. Rick & Lisa Russell - August 28, 2016

    You were a very special lady to us. Rest in Peace dear Sister.

  5. Barbara - August 28, 2016

    Will always remember your warmth, love and compassion. My special friend and confidant. A person so very giving and ever so humble.

  6. Women's Emmaus, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - August 28, 2016

    Women’s Emmaus at St Elizabeth Ann Seton.

    We thank you for all you did for us. Especially your encouragement and support. You were with us from the very beginning and were an important part of our first Emmaus. Jesus Christ has Risen! He has Risen indeed!

  7. Barbara Reynolds-Reed - August 29, 2016

    I met Sister Kay when I first came to SEAS. She was very warm and made me feel very welcomed. We lived in the same building for six years and I ran into her frequently. I know she was suffering and in a lot of pain, and although she will be missed terribly, she is now resting in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…… RIP Sister Kay!!!

  8. Barbara Reynolds-Reed - August 29, 2016

    Sister Kay was so warm and kind to me. After leaving SEAS, I saw her frequently, since we lived in the same building. I am sorry to hear that we lost her, but she is with our Savior Jesus Christ and she is in peace…… The pain is gone!!

  9. Luanne - August 29, 2016

    I give all my love and support for a wonderful family at this time. I know Kay was a very special person, especially in your lives.

  10. Becky - August 29, 2016

    Sister Kay was my fifth grade teacher in Elyria, Oh. She made it one of my favorite years in school! Thank you Sister, for always being nice and understanding.

  11. Carol Walsh - August 29, 2016

    I met Sister Kay while she was involved in the RCIA Program at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. She welcomed new catechumens with Joyful enthusiasm and supported them throughout their faith journey. RCIA classes began at 7;00 PM and some people came a little wound up from the day’s events. She began the session by lighting a candle and reciting, ” Be Still and Know That I Am God”, a prayer that always seemed to calm us.
    “Be still and know…..”. Sister Kay is with Jesus.
    My thoughts and prayers are with her family and the Sisters of Notre Dame Community.

  12. Rev. Keith O'Hare - October 26, 2016

    Sister was my 2nd grade teacher at St. Leo’s School in Fairfax, Virginia. That one year in her care had a lasting impact on me, deeper than I can articulate. God would later call me to the priesthood and when I was ordained in 2002 for the Diocese of Arlington I was so happy that she was there 🙂 I was even happier and extremely humbled that she would kneel before me after the ordination Mass and ask me for my blessing. But Sister you are the blessing! I write this with tears in my eyes because God knows how much love and grace she communicated to me as a child so that I would love the Lord and be able to hear His call years later as a young man. I was tremendously blessed to visit with Sister last year during my visit to Food for the Poor’s administrative offices in Florida. We talked and prayed together and I had hoped it would not be the last time. Well, my dear Sister, may it not be the last. Please pray for me to be reunited with you one day where there are no tears. I love you, Sister!!! Father Keith O’Hare

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