Sister Mary St. Mark Florence, SND; 1927–2018

Sister Mary St. Mark Florence, SND; 1927–2018

Our dear Sister Mary St. Mark went home to God very peacefully and quietly at 2:40 a.m. Saturday morning, May 5. Sister was a teacher of little ones and a minister to the sick and elderly but is most known and loved as our Provincial Center switchboard operator and receptionist. For over thirty years she welcomed sisters, relatives, friends and visitors with concern, compassion, a big smile and a childlike trust that all were the presence of Jesus. May Sister Mary St. Mark now be welcomed into heaven and enjoy the eternal embrace of our good and loving God.

The wake will be on Thursday, May 10, from 2-4 and 7-9 with a prayer service at 7:00, and on Friday from 11-12:45. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, May 11, at 1:00 p.m. with the burial following.

 Read a short bio on Sister Mary St. Mark Florence.

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  1. Priscilla Waynant - May 6, 2018

    Dear Sr Mary St. Mark’s voice is still in my head as I remember all the times she was on the switchboard and announcing visitors to Chardon. First, as a postulant and a novice, and then as a visitor visiting Sr. Mary St. Jude and Sr Mary Callista. Sr. Mary St. Mark was always warm and welcoming. God will hold her close now as He welcomes her to His heavenly home.

  2. Peggy Bruening - May 6, 2018

    Sister Mary St. Mark was such a beautiful soul. She always had a smile and a good story of one of her adventures or another! She was smart and funny and showed her love of
    Christ by her ever present grace and joy. My favorite Sr. Mary St. Mark stories were her descriptions of going with her father to work–very interesting people she met! and of her flying a plane in her 70’s, 80’s?! You will be missed, Sister…praying!!

  3. Shelley Rockwell - May 7, 2018

    I will remember her with fondness. Rest in peace.

  4. Michelle McGarrity - May 7, 2018

    So sorry to hear this. Sister always had a smile and a word of encouragement for everyone who came up to her at the switchboard. I can hear her voice now, paging one of my friends. RIP dear Sister

  5. Diane Dugger - May 7, 2018

    I will always remember her warmth and kindness. Sr. St Mark was a loving woman of God. I know she will be missed by her sisters.

  6. Cheryl Gavel - May 7, 2018

    Once I became a receptionist I knew just who to model myself after: Sister St Mark. I was at the front desk only 20 yrs but thought of her often when the job seemed to be dull. She knew she was serving God where she was needed and where she could do the most good. God Bless you Sister, job well done! I will always remember you fondly. Charlie

  7. Sally Roden - May 7, 2018

    Sister was always the most gracious and kind woman I have ever met. Always a joy to be around and she spread that joy to everyone. Rest In Peace Sister and may you have eternal joy!!

  8. greg salazar - May 7, 2018

    God Bless Sister St. Mark a kind, gracious and holy person, her gift to me as a Sister of Notre Dame always remembered…

  9. Sylvia Schneider - May 8, 2018

    I always looked forward to the trips that Sr. St. Mark joined us on: her wonderful stories that she shared are always going to be with me; she was a true woman of grace, so caring and so kind. Sr. St. Mark thank you for filling my days when I was there with you,
    I was so blessed to be a small part of your incredible journey! Soar now on eagle’s wings!

  10. Jackie Sivic - May 8, 2018

    Heaven has truly gained an angel. Sister St. Mark was always the highlight of my day when I would see her. Her voice and smile could make anyone’s day better. She will be missed.

  11. Anne & John Caputo - May 8, 2018

    Sister was a very kind soul with a gentle voice and a loving smile. We so enjoyed her stories, and her love of life was contagious. It was with great pride and joy she told us of her flying adventures. You have now received your eternal wings. God speed – until we meet again.

  12. Suzanne Dvoroznak - May 11, 2018

    Another beautiful sister gone–
    Rest In Peace…
    We will never forget you at switchboard and your special gift of gab.
    When you see my sister Sr. Myra, give her our love ❤️
    Suzanne Dvoroznak and family

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