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Remembering Sister Mary Caroline Mador, SP

Sister MadorSister of Providence Mary Caroline Mador, died on August 4, 2017 in the 58th year of her religious life. Born Caroline Lillianne Mador in North Grosvenordale, Conn. on October 2, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Ernest J. and Corinne (Plouffe) Mador.

Sister Mary Caroline entered the Sisters of Providence Congregation in 1959 after graduating from Tourtellotte Memorial High School in North Grosvenordale, Conn. In 1962, she furthered her education at the Fanny Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston and then served as the cook at the Our Lady of Providence Convent in Boston, the residence for Sisters of Providence pursuing education in the area.


In 1964, Sister Mary Caroline returned to the Providence Mother House in Holyoke where she ministered as a seamstress, making the religious habits for the Sisters, and then as a driver for the Sisters for over 20 years. Sister served next as the Assistant Sacristan at the Providence Mother House until her retirement in 2000.

For many years, Sister Mary Caroline supported Sister Aura Ninfa Aurellano and Sister Mary of the Immaculate Conception with their Hispanic ministry in Holyoke. She had a natural love of music that she expressed through playing the piano and accordion. She was fluent in French which she enjoyed speaking and sharing throughout her life.

She is survived by her Sisters in Community, and her sisters Mignonne (Mador) Garceau, Therese (Mador) Duwell, Rachel (Mador) Gregory and brother Jean Mador. She shared a fun and loving relationship with all of her family including her many nieces and nephews.

A Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, August 8 at 9:30 a.m. in the Providence Place Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of Providence, 5 Gamelin Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 or to Providence Ministries for the Needy, Inc., McCleary Manor, 40 Brightside Drive, Holyoke MA 01040 (

To send your condolences, please email the SP Communications Office.


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