Sr. Mary Clare Brown, OSC
November 6, 1928 – November 9, 2021
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Virtually on Saturday, November 27th at 10am. Please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.
Celebration of Life: Saturday, December 11th from 2pm to 4pm at the West Center Chapel.
Sister Mary Clare, OSC
November 6, 1928 to November 9, 2021
She was born Rosemary Ursula to parents, Robert and Regina (Munchrath) Brown, in Omaha, Nebraska. As an only child, she attended Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School, graduated from Cathedral High School and attended Duchesne College for one year. After college Sister worked as a File Clerk at Mutual Benefit Insurance Company.
Sr. Mary Clare entered the Poor Clare Monastery on October 31, 1948. Sister received the Habit on June 27, 1949, and Professed her Solemn Vows July 1, 1953. Sister Mary Clare’s loving and listening heart, drew people to seek her out on the phone for advice, consolation or just her listening heart. She had a warm smile and a mother’s gentle touch. Her sense of humor and light-hearted spirit made her easy to be around, never one to give into the negative. Whatever might be going on in a given day, Sr. Mary Clare’s response would be it’s all “perfect joy”. She found joy in everything! Always faithful to her prayer life, if Sister was not helping to dry dishes in the kitchen or assisting with opening the mail, you would find her in chapel praying the rosary. As a young child, her father gave her an option to learn how to ride a bike or take piano lessons. Sr. Mary Clare chose piano lessons and played for every Mass and celebration in our chapel thanks to her wise choice. Her last words before going home to her Spouse were “My God and My All”.
Sister is survived by many cousins in the Omaha and Iowa area and her Community the Poor Clare Nuns of Omaha.