Sister Mary Bernadette Forney, D.C.|
Served in Education and Children's Ministries
A wake service will be held for Sister Mary Bernadette Forney, D.C., on Thursday, May 3, 2013, at 7 PM at Villa Saint Michael, Emmitsburg, MD.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Mary Bernadette will be celebrated Friday, May 4, 2013 at 11 AM at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg; burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Sister Mary Bernadette died on April 30, 2013, at 90 years of age at Villa St. Michael in Emmitsburg. In February, she celebrated 70 years vocation as a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.
Born in Baltimore, MD, on February 3, 1923, Sister Mary Bernadette was second of four children of Walter and Mary (Walsh) Forney. She was baptized Mary Bernadette Forney. Sister Mary Bernadette's first mission was in Farmington, Mich., where she served as cottage mother at Sarah Fisher Home. She graduated from St. Joseph's College in Emmitsburg in 1963 with a degree in Education. She spent over 22 years teaching and working in children's homes. Her assigments were in St. Ann's Infant Home, Washington, D.C., Seton Villa in Bellefonte, DE, St. Peter's School in Wilmington, DE., St. John's and St. Dominic's Schools in Baltimore, St. Charles School in Pikesville, MD, Sacred Heart School in Norfolk, VA, Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland, MD, Seton Center Outreach and Villa Saint Michael, Emmitsburg. Sister visited the needy of Emmitsburg regularly for over 28 years, and assisted with activities at Montevue Nursing Home in until the time of her death.
Sister Mary Bernadette is survived by one aunt, Sister Julia Walsh, D.C., of Emmitsburg, and her Sisters in Community.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Daugthers of Charity, 4330 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63108.
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post on May 1, 2013