Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Friday, February 23, 2018

WEST HARTFORD – Sister Mary Helen (Mary Teresa) Harvey, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, West Hartford, died on Jan. 8, 2010, at the age of 94. She was in religious life for 74 years.

She was born on April 9, 1915, in Hartford, a daughter of the late Michael J. Harvey and Mary Agnes (Mulvey) Harvey. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on Feb. 23, 1936, and professed her perpetual vows on Dec. 29, 1941.

Sister Mary Helen ministered for 10 years as a teacher in several parishes in Connecticut. She then attended Bryant College, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. From 1951 to her retirement in 1980, she worked in the accounting department at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford.

In 2005, Sister Mary Helen moved to St. Joseph Infirmary.

In addition to her community, Sister Mary Helen is survived by a sister-in-law, Thelma Harvey, and several nieces and nephews. Sister Mary Helen’s sister, Alice N. Harvey, who had also retired to the infirmary to be near her sister, died the next day.

Sister Mary Helen was predeceased by two sisters, Doris Harvey Duzak and Helen Harvey; and three brothers, Edward, John and James Harvey.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 19 at St. Joseph’s Chapel at the Convent of Mary Immaculate in West Hartford. Interment was in the Sisters of St. Joseph Cemetery in West Hartford.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 27 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119.