The Sisters of the Assumption mourn the loss of Sr. Mary Ella Provencher, 76, who died peacefully at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts on Thursday, December 8, 2022. She was a native of Barton, Vermont, the daughter of Genia (O’Brien) Provencher and Raymond Provencher.
Sr. Mary Ella entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Assumption on October 2, 1965. For some thirty years, she served in the ministry of education in parochial schools in various cities and towns of Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire. She was an excellent teacher. She also served as Principal in Brockton and Chicopee Falls. In 2011, Sr. Mary Ella had to end her Catholic School ministry because of serious medical issues. She resided at Assumption Residence in Petersham, Massachusetts for nine years. She spent her last eleven years at Alliance Health at Marie Esther where she daily spread joy and good humor.
Sr. Mary Ella is survived by her sisters Peggy Fairbrother of Orleans, Vermont, Denise Kimball of Texas, her brother Michael of Irasburg, Vermont, many nieces and nephews as well as the Sisters of the Assumption worldwide. Her brothers Terrence and Marc predeceased her.
On December 17, 2022 in Saint Anne chapel on 720 Boston Post Road East in Marlborough, MA, there will be viewing of the body from 9:30 to 10:20 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM.
The internment will be in East Street Cemetery, Petersham, MA on December 17, 2022. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Sisters of the Assumption Retirement Fund, 720 Boston Post Road East, Marlborough, MA 01752.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Mack Family Funeral Homes of Orange, MA.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com.