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Sister Mary Martha Thompson, VHM

Sister Mary Martha Thompson, VHM

(age 86)

A native of Avenue, MD, died October 6, 2019 at Georgetown Visitation Monastery in Washington, D.C.  Sister’s funeral was celebrated in the monastery chapel on October 10, 2019 by Rev, Brian McDermott, SJ. Burial followed in the Georgetown Visitation cemetery.

Sister was preceded in death by her parents, Bertrand and Louise Thompson and by a brother, Robert Thompson, and a sister, Teresa Mills.  She is survived by brothers Thomas B. (Alice), Johnny (Janet), and George (Frances) Thompson and sisters Harriett Cuel and Dot Reichard and by her siblings’ children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Entering the Sisters of the Visitation in Wheeling, WV in 1952, she served at Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy in Wheeling from 1953 until 2006, including twenty-five years as an aide in its Montessori pre-school program.  After the academy closed, she and the other five remaining wheeling Visitation Sisters transferred to the Georgetown Visitation community.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities West Virginia, 2000 Main Street, Wheeling, WV 26003.


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