Sister of the Blessed Sacrament Mary Hurley died Oct. 26 at Aria Hospital in Philadelphia.
She was born in Maiden, Maine, Jan. 1, 1916, and went to St. Elizabeth Convent in Bensalem as a postulant Sept. 8, 1964. She was accepted as a novice and was given the name Sister Mary Adele Aug. 3, 1964. On Aug. 3, 1965, she professed her first vows; she made her perpetual vows as a Sister of the Blessed Sacrament at the motherhouse in Bensalem Aug. 1, 1971.
She attended elementary school and high school in Jamaica Plain, Maine, and was certified in accounting at Bentley College in Boston. As a sister she graduated from Blessed Sacrament College in Bensalem.
Later she served in New Orleans, La., until 1970 when she was appointed the congregation treasurer at the motherhouse. In 1980 she returned to New Orleans and then was sent to Roxbury, Maine.
In 2009 she returned to St. Michael Hall where she remained until her death.
She was predeceased by her parents, the late Charles J. Hurley and Nora H. Burke, both from Ireland.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Nov. 3 at the motherhouse.
She is survived by her sister, Sister Maureen Hurley, S.B.S., who lives at St. Michael Hall in Bensalem; another sister and a brother, both from Maine.
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