Jan. 2, 1941 - July 13, 2012
FORT WAYNE — Sister Mary Jane Carew, O.V., 71, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012.
She was born Jan. 2, 1941, to Major Stephen O’Neill and Johanna (McKenna) Carew in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
At the age of 17, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Martha, Antigonish. She made her final vows on Aug. 15, 1965.
On Dec. 8, 1990, she transferred her consecrated life to the Ecclesial Order of Virgins for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, which includes Elkhart.
Sister Jane graduated from Catholic University of America with a master of arts in religious education in 1971.
While serving the church in the Archdiocese of Boston she pursued a master of divinity and doctor of ministry. She taught elementary school, high school theology and was a director of religious education.
Prior to coming to Indiana, she was associate director of the Permanent Diaconate in Boston. She came to Fort Wayne at the request of Bishop John Michael D’Arcy in 1987 to be director of catechesis. She served in this capacity for 22 years.
Sister Jane also did extensive work in the catechetical area for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
She is survived by two brothers, Stephen (Maureen) and Christopher (Debbie) Carew, and three nephews, Stephen, Paul and Daniel Carew, all of Nova Scotia.
Calling will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. with a reception of Sr. Jane’s casket at 2 p.m. and rosary at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1122 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. Calling will be from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2012, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Bishop John M. D’Arcy will officiate. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne.
In lieu of flowers please give donations to the Women’s Care Center.
Arrangements are by Mungovan and Sons Memorial Chapel.
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