Sister Mary Martha Harcar
Sister Mary Martha Harcar
Mercy Sister Mary Martha Harcar died March 20 in McAuley Hall Health Care Center, Watchung. She was 97.

Sister Mary Martha was one of 12 children born to George and Mary Harcar in Trenton. She attended Immaculate Conception School, Trenton, and Cathedral High School, Trenton, where she met the Sisters of Mercy. She entered the community following her high school graduation.

Throughout her ministry in education, she taught in a number of schools staffed by the Sisters of Mercy including St. Mary School in Bordentown, in the Trenton Diocese.

Sister Mary Martha earned a bachelor arts degree in elementary education from Georgian Court College (now University), Lakewood, and a master of arts degree from Seton Hall University, South Orange.

Sister Mary Martha transferred to St. Paul Parish, Princeton, where she assumed the role of parish visitor in 1993 and served there for 23 years. In 2016, Sister Mary Martha moved to McAuley Hall.

She is survived by her sister, many nieces and nephews and members of the Sisters of Mercy community.