Sister Marie Frances Kling, OP


Sister Marie Frances Kling

On May 3 Sister Marie Frances Kling died peacefully, as she had lived, at Saint Catherine’s Convent and Healthcare Facility in Caldwell. At the time of her death Sister had attained the rich age of 98 and was the eldest member of our Caldwell Congregation. Through all of those years Sister Marie Frances led a life of quiet holiness and hard work, serving as an elementary school teacher in Dominican schools in Bridgeport, Mobile, Hoboken, Dover, Mountainside, New Providence and New Milford.  In both Blessed Sacrament, Bridgeport and Our Lady of Peace, New Providence she also served as superior of the convent. Retiring to Saint Catherine’s in Caldwell in 1999, Sister Marie Frances retained a warm sense of humor and sisterly concern for others. On her ninety-eighth birthday she had the wish to ride in her cousin’s convertible—and she did!


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