Sister Mary Blaise Miller, age 93, died peacefully on January 16, 2020 at McAuley Hall Health Care Center, Watchung, NJ.
She was a native of Atlantic City, NJ, and was the daughter of Charles and Anastasia Miller. She attended public schools and came to know the Sisters of Mercy at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Atlantic City NJ. She was favorably influenced by the Sisters and entered the Convent at Mount Saint Mary, Watchung in 1952.
Her earliest assignments were clerical and secretarial at the Motherhouse in Watchung, NJ where she was also kept busy chauffeuring those not driving at that time. Sister Blaise came to know the students at Mount Saint Mary Academy as the school bus driver and became their confidante and advisor.
She became the secretary to the directress of the Academy and served for three terms until she was named the treasurer of the Academy. Sister also served as the administrative assistant to the development director at Georgian Court College (now University).
Sister Blaise also enjoyed creating original wood-craft items for the annual bazaar held at Mount Saint Mary. Traveling was another of her favorites and she enjoyed many trips with her friends. Sister Blaise retired at Mount Saint Mary and finally to McAuley Hall Health Care Center in early 2019.
She is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and Sisters of Mercy.
A Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Mount Saint Mary, 1645 Highway 22, Watchung. A Funeral Mass will be held the same day at 11:00 am, followed by Burial at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, S. Plainfield, NJ.
Donations in memory of Sister M. Blaise Miller may be made to Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Community, 1645 Highway 22, Watchung, NJ 07069