Mary Wedding, SCN

Posted by Spalding Hurst

December 29, 2020

Mary Wedding, SCN, 93, (formerly Sister Marie Veronica) was born in Fancy Farm, Kentucky. She died on Dec. 29, 2020, in Nazareth, Kentucky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 76 years.

Sister Mary served in educational ministries for many years, first teaching elementary grades at St. Mary Cathedral School – Covington, Kentucky and St. Agnes School, Uniontown, Kentucky and then teaching French, Latin, English, and Religion at the high school level in Virginia, Massachusetts, Kentucky, and Ohio. The high schools at which she taught included St. Vincent de Paul School – Newport News, Virginia, St. Vincent Academy – St. Vincent, Kentucky, Archbishop Williams High School – Braintree, Massachusetts, Good Shepherd High School – Frankfort, Kentucky, LaSalette Academy – Covington, Kentucky, Walnut Hills High School – Cincinnati, Ohio, Owensboro Catholic High School – Owensboro, Kentucky and Presentation Academy, Louisville, Kentucky. She also served in health care ministries in Louisville, Kentucky, and Little Rock, Arkansas.

Sister Mary served her SCN Community as secretary to SCN Leadership and in Community Service at Nazareth.

She is survived by her extended family and by her religious community.

The body of Sister Mary will be cremated. The arrangements for the burial of her cremains are still pending. We will communicate those arrangements as soon as they become available.

Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Houghlin Greenwell Funeral Home 1475 New Shepherdsville Road, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004. Memorials may be offered to Office of Mission Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, Kentucky, 40048.


  1. Joyce Lyman

    Sr. Mary Wedding was a gem. I was in her French class at LaSalette Academy.. She became close to my family and even attended our Senior tea with me. because of the illness of my dad. She was always positive and trusted in the Lord even after a bad car accident. She always shared stories with me like joining the community before she was of age. She served the Lord for many years celebrating 75 yr. Thank you for allowing Sr. Mary to be a part of my life.

  2. Kathleen Garity

    Sister Mary was a wonderful teacher. She taught French at Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree, MA for for one year in the 1960’s. I knew her then as Soeur Marie Veronique. Such a beautiful name for a lovely woman.
    Sister kept in touch with me by mail and later by phone. She always wanted me to come to Kentucky and visit. I wish I had.
    I know she was very close to her nieces and nephews and she would always mention them in her letters.
    Over the years, she would occasionally come back to MA to visit the sisters at the convent in Braintree or to make a retreat in the area. We had lovely visits together.

    May she Rest In Peace❤️🙏

  3. Lark Buckman

    I am saddened by the death of Sr. Mary Wedding. She taught me in the 5th and sixth grades at St. Agnes, Uniontown, Ky and as a junior at St. Vincent Academy. She attended a 150 year celebration at St. Agnes where I saw her for the first time since I was in high school. A few years later, she was invited to speak at an all school reunion of St. Vincent Academy Alumni. After that reunion, I stopped by to see Sr. Mary a few times at the Motherhouse, the last time in 2019, before COVID hit. Sr. Mary Wedding had a strong influence on me as she encouraged me to read and taught me to write, two attributes that helped throughout my career. I wanted to visit Sr. Mary during the past year but could not due to COVID restrictions. I was afraid her health had declined when she did not send a Christmas card or greeting this year. The world was a better place when Sr. Mary was with us as she positively influenced many students, I will miss her.


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