Sister of the Blessed Sacrament Eucharista Marie Mitchell died Oct. 28 at St. Michael Hall in Bensalem. She was born Harriet Anne Mitchell in Milbank, S.D., Sept. 23, 1925. Her parents were the late Leroy Mitchell and Alice Harwood; she is survived by five brothers and a sister.
She came to St. Elizabeth Convent in Bensalem as a postulant on Aug. 24, 1947. She was accepted as a novice and was given the name Sister Eucharista Marie on July 16, 1948. On July 16, 1950, she professed her first vows at the motherhouse. She made her perpetual vows as a Sister of the Blessed Sacrament at the motherhouse July 16, 1955.
She attended elementary school and high school in Michigan. As a sister she attended Villanova University in Villanova and Catholic College in Washington, D.C., and earned her bachelor’s degree in education at Xavier University in New Orleans, La.
Later, she served as a teacher in Biloxi, Miss.; New Orleans, La.; Rayne, La.; Chicago, Ill.; Church Pointe, La.; Fresno, Calif.; Sacramento, Calif.; Lawtell, La.; Sante Fe, N.M.; Chicago, Ill.; Pala, Calif.; and Eunice, La.
In 1962, Sister Eucharista served in the publicity department at St. Michael’s Mission Center in Northeast Philadelphia. In 2006 she returned to St. Michael Hall in Bensalem where she remained until her death.
The funeral Mass and burial took place Nov. 8 at the motherhouse.