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Sister M. Carolyn Mitrichka,

September 17, 1930 — December 19, 2020

Sister M. Carolyn (Elizabeth) Mitrichka, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis, died on December 19, 2020, at Holy Family Manor in Bethlehem, Pa. She was 90 and in her 72nd year of religious life.

Sister entered the community in 1944 from Sacred Heart Church in Carteret, N.J. in the Diocese of Trenton. She professed her first vows in 1948 in Mount Assisi Convent Chapel in Pittsburgh, Pa.

She received both her bachelors and masters degrees in education from Seton Hall University. Sister spent many years as an educator and, later, served in parish ministry, community service and, until her death, in the ministry of prayer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Elizabeth (Pavlinetz) Mitrichka; brothers Michael and John; and sisters Jean Hinds and Marie Gordon. She is survived by her religious community and several cousins.

Due to Covid-19, services will be private. A memorial Mass will be celebrated when it is safe to gather. Arrangements have been made by Connell Funeral Home in Bethlehem, Pa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the School Sisters of St. Francis Retirement Fund, 395 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

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