Holladay monastery fundraiser organizer dies

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HOLLADAY -- Sister Mary Joseph, who organized Holladay's annual Carmelite Fair, has died.

Sister Mary Joseph died of complications from diabetes. She was 77.

She has been organizing the Carmelite fair since 1975. The fair pays for utilities and medical expenses at Carmel of the Immaculate Heart Monastery.

According to the Deseret News, Sister Mary joined the Catholic Church in 1957 and later became a member of the Carmelite Order. She had also been the "Outside Nun" or public ambassador for the monastery for years.

A funeral mass is planned for Saturday at the monastery at 5714 Holladay Boulevard in Salt Lake City from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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