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Mary Ann Bernadette Gorski

Died: 1/12/2011

(formerly Sister Maria Charitas)

Mary Ann Bernadette Gorski, formerly Sister Maria Charitas, age 57, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2011.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, on April 8, 1953, Mary Ann grew up in Newark, DE, attending Holy Angels School and the old Mt. Aviat Academy High School. While attending high school, she also earned her Pilots license through Civil Air Patrol. At the University of Delaware, she received a degree with distinction and honor in History.

Upon graduating from the University of Delaware, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and attended the University of Cologne in Germany. When she completed her studies at Cologne, she returned to the United States and went to work for a senator in Washington D.C. Soon thereafter she recognized her calling to a religious vocation, and then attended Notre Dame Institute in Arlington, VA. After graduating with a masters in religious education, she landed in the small western Pacific island of Saipan, where she taught high school theology. Upon her return to the United States, God led her to a monastic life with the Poor Clare Monastery in Roswell, NM, and the Visitation Monastery in Toledo, OH. Mary Anns words of advice are simple: Trust God and trust the life to which you are called. Pray often and God will take care of you.

She was preceded in death by her father, DuPont chemist Robert A. Gorski, Ph.D. She is survived by her mother, Helen M. Thompson Gorski of Newark, DE; brothers, Robert Gorski (Donna) of Cincinnati, OH, Mark Gorski (Mary) of Midland, TX, Stephen Gorski (Nicole) of Abingdon, MD, and Paul Gorski (Beth) of Lawrenceville, GA; and four nieces and six nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 Noon on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at Holy Family R.C. Church, E. Chestnut Hill and Gender Roads, Newark, DE, where visitation will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Poor Clare Monastery, 809 E. 19th Street, Roswell, NM 88201-7514.

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