September 9, 2013
Sr. M. Martha Henry, S.S.J., 87, passed away Monday morning, September 9, 2013, at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse.
Calling hours will be held in the Chapel at the Motherhouse on Tuesday, September 10, in the afternoon and the evening with a wake service at 7:30PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the Chapel on Wednesday, September 11, at 2:30PM with Rev. Vincent Freeh, MSC officiating and burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.
Sr. Martha was born Mary Theresa Henry on April 21, 1926 in Lowville, daughter of Francis and Raphaella Magra Henry. She attended Lowville Academy and the Helen Keller Institute.
Her religious life began in Watertown on September 7, 1953. She made her final profession in Watertown on August 28, 1959 with Bishop James J. Navagh presiding. She had celebrated her 50th year in 2004 and would celebrate her 60th this year.
Her ministries included many years as a faithful cook at the Motherhouse, and also in Carthage and Dannemora. She enjoyed cooking, reading, and swimming.
Sr. Martha is survived by her brother, Patrick A. Henry, Germany, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Paul and Albert Henry, and three sisters, Thelma Kopczenski, Loretta Triana, and Gabriella Sullivan. Arrangements are with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.