The Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception mourn the loss of their Sister Marcia Huber, SMIC, who died peacefully on Sunday, February 20, 2022, at the age of 85 at McAuley Hall Health Center, Watchung, New Jersey.
Sister Marcia was born in Newark, NJ, on April 15, 1936, to Albyn and Florence Huber. She is survived by her brothers Jack and Frank, and sister Ellen Gelbman.
Sister Marcia entered the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Mother of God in 1957 in West Paterson, New Jersey. She attended Tombrock College in New Jersey, the Catholic University in Washington, D.C., St. Bonaventure University in New York, where she earned a B.A. degree in Philosophy, and Fordham University in New York, earning an M.A. in Religious Education, concentrating in spiritual direction.
Sister Marcia devoted much of her missionary work to spiritual direction and retreat work, sharing her gifts, especially as director of the Institute for Mission and Ministry in West Paterson. Following her years at Mission and Ministry, she spent a number of years in New Mexico ministering and offering spiritual direction on the Laguna pueblo and in Albuquerque. She returned to the New Jersey area in 2010 and continued her mission as a spiritual director until she retired in 2014.
Sister Marcia treasured family, creation, the scriptures, music, poetry, and prayer. She rejoiced in being part of the Franciscan SMIC family. She allowed God to love her into the fullness of life.
Sister Marcia’s Wake will be on Saturday, February 26 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Liturgy at Our Lady of Pompei Church, 70 Murray Ave., Paterson.
Interment will follow in the cemetery of the Missionary Sisters on Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park, New Jersey.
All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sister Marcia’s life.