Sr Marie’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the

Saint Joseph’s Convent Chapel 286 Portrush Rd, Kensington,

on FRIDAY, January 19, 2024 commencing at 11:00 a.m.


Following Mass, the Rite of Committal will be held at

Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, Blythewood Rd, Mitcham.


Born in Pinnaroo, S.A. on May 22, 1929.

Entered eternal life at Calvary Flora McDonald

Retirement Community on January 7, 2024.


Much loved daughter of Cyril and Rose (both deceased),

and sister of Josephine (deceased), Bernadette, Fr Jefferies CP, Fabian (deceased),

Michael, Genevieve, Cecilia (deceased), Eulalia (Yae), and Miriam (deceased).


Remembered and loved member of the

Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart.


With gratitude to the Sisters, Family, Doctors and Staff at

Calvary Flora, for their care.

In God’s Loving Care

Message Board

Paul Coleman -

In addition to her amazing professional achievements (except anyone who knew her was not amazed, it was more ‘of course’), Dr Marie Foale was an aunty to countless nieces and nephews, of whom I am one. I was read to, sent birthday cards, remembered and included. I will remember with love. Rest in peace, Aunty Ree

Joan Moriarty -

Sincere Sympathy to Yea on the passing of Sr. Marie. May she rest in peace. From Joan Moriarty

Fiona O’Driscoll -

Love to all the family

Patrick Foale -

You will rest in peace

Patrick Foale -

You will rest in God’s peace

Anne Foale -

Congratulations on such a beautiful and meaningful ceremony to farewell Marie. I send condolences from all the Foale cousins in the West. A life of giving and loving so well lived!

Robert Doohan -

It was partly Sr Marie's research and writing about St Mary MacKillop and the beginnings of the Congregation that deepened my knowledge and love for Mary MacKillop. She was a classy author and all should be very grateful.