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“Sister Carmen, when I saw you after decades, you shared your validation with warmth and smile and true Christian compassion! It was a blessing I...Read More »
1 of 38 | Posted by: Agnes Perez Carr - Camden, DE

“Sister Carmen taught this chaplain to remember to laugh, to love, to care deeply, to speak honestly and dance whenever you can. She has been missed,...Read More »
2 of 38 | Posted by: Janet Harvey - Asheville, NC

“We will never forget Sister Carmen. She was a gentle soul. It amazed me how she could remember everyone's name in the hospital.We will miss her smile...Read More »
3 of 38 | Posted by: Keeta Grant - Asheville, NC

“I met Sister Cruz when I was a Police Officer at APD. Sister Cruz would do her ride a longs with me every once and a while.I enjoyed all the...Read More »
4 of 38 | Posted by: Ervin Hunter III - Asheville, NC

“I knew Sister Carmen when I worked at St. Joseph hospital in dietary, and I loved her very much. She was one of my favorite sisters. I am so sorry...Read More »
5 of 38 | Posted by: Cindy Radcliff Faulkner - NC

“I Am So Glad To Have Known You Sister Carmen You Always Spoke To Me And We Talked Many Times I Know You Are In Heaven Now Sister Carmen You Are Gone...Read More »
6 of 38 | Posted by: rolenia hawkins - asheville, NC

“My grandmother Sheila Douglas worked as a chaplain with Sister Carmen for over 15 years at St. Joseph ... .she was a dear friend , and I'm blessed to...Read More »
7 of 38 | Posted by: Alicia - Marion, NC

“Blessed to have know Sister Carmen and to have worked with her at Mission St. Joes.She was an angel on earth, and now an angel in Heaven. Rest in...Read More »
8 of 38 | Posted by: Kim - Asheville, NC

“I had the honor and pleasure of working with Sister Carmen when she volunteered on the Board of Directors at the Irene Wortham Center. She served on...Read More »
9 of 38 | Posted by: Reba Wilkie - Asheville, NC

“She was a wonderful person and I know she will be missed. I was able to work with her in the 1990's. Prayers to her family. ”
10 of 38 | Posted by: Melissa Chandler - Marshall, NC

“Sister Carmen was my second grade teacher at St. Eugene's in 1959. In those years she was known as Sister Rosalie. So dedicated to education. Such...Read More »
11 of 38 | Posted by: Glenn Helms - Greensboro, NC

“It was such a delight to meet Sister Carmen back in 1985. She was such a loving caring person. Our family will never forget her. ”
12 of 38 | Posted by: Emma Hensley - Mars Hill, NC

“Sister Carmen was my dear friend who I will never forget. I will remember all the special memories and times we spent together especially our trip...Read More »
13 of 38 | Posted by: Gail Burkhart - Leicester, NC

“Sister Carmen was one of the 1st people I met when hired in Sept 88 at St. Joseph's Hospital..always kindness and loved her patients..she was also...Read More »
14 of 38 | Posted by: Jeff Swann - Mars Hill, NC

“Blessed to have known Sister Carmen. She was truly an angel among us. Prayers of peace and comfort for those who love her. ”
15 of 38 | Posted by: Pat Whitaker - Asheville, NC

“What a beautiful and unique soul. I was blessed to have her in my life at St.Josephs and Mission. Her smile and positive comments even danced! ...Read More »
16 of 38 | Posted by: A friend

“All my memories of Sister Carmen are special. Working with her at MSJ for many years was a delight in every way. I see her going about her daily life...Read More »
17 of 38 | Posted by: Bonnie Smart - Asheville, NC

“God Bless Sister Carmen and all who loved her. She will forever remain in my memory as a strong, yet sweet and caring person who offered the great...Read More »
18 of 38 | Posted by: Alastair Odom

“Thank you Sister Carmen for all the comfort, care, peace, and learning you poured into the world during your time here. The world is a better place...Read More »
19 of 38 | Posted by: Karen Taylor - Asheville, NC

“What joy and peace she would bring to the many patients at St Josephs. It was a joy to work around her. ”
20 of 38 | Posted by: Pam Elkin - Asheville, NC

“Go with God, dear Sister. I feel blessed just to have known you for a short time. ”
21 of 38 | Posted by: Mike Sowa - Asheville, NC

“Sister Carmen was such an incredible soul. We had so much fun practicing our Spanish together whenever I would see her at St Joseph-Mission Hospital....Read More »
22 of 38 | Posted by: Melanie Frank - Arden, NC

“Rest In Peace Sr. Carmen! You will be forever remembered by so many? Don, Cathy and Erin Babb ”
23 of 38 | Posted by: A friend

“Sister Carmen was a blessing to anyone that met her... She never forgot your name once she met you..... A wonderful lady....Heaven has gained a...Read More »
24 of 38 | Posted by: Tommy & Trisha Bradley - NC

“I worked with Sister Carmen when I was a dietitian at St. Joseph's from 1991-1997. The dietitians shared the same floor as the pastors - we would...Read More »
25 of 38 | Posted by: Joanne Moss - Asheville, NC

“Sr. Carmen was always a welcome face to me at the hospital for many years. She was there for me during some trying times in my life. I will never...Read More »
26 of 38 | Posted by: Jennifer Brock - Candler, NC

“I Loved Sister Carmen, we had many outings together when I worked at St Joseph Hospital, she will surely be missed. ”
27 of 38 | Posted by: Marilyn Hill - Scottsdale, AZ

“I worked with Sister Carmen at St Joseph's then at Mission Health. I loved her. Once you knew her she did not forget you. Rest peaceful dear friend. ”
28 of 38 | Posted by: Judy Roberts - Leicester, NC

“My deepest sympathy for the loss in each of your lives inthe passing of Sister Carmen. I worked at SJH when she was there and then with her at...Read More »
29 of 38 | Posted by: Barbara Moore - Black Mountain, NC

Auntie Carmen with Hon. Congresswoman Bordallo @ 2016 Liberation Picnic “Forever Remembered, Forever Missed, May you rest in peace. Love you Auntie! ”
30 of 38 | Posted by: Joe & Aylene Mafnas - Centreville, VA

“Sr. Carmen, I had the honor working with Sister for many years at St. Joseph's, Later Mission Health. She cared deeply, and prayed with surgery...Read More »
31 of 38 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest condolences to your family. Continue to cherish the memories you had together until you can meet again. May the words at 1 Thessalonians 4...Read More »
32 of 38 | Posted by: Lisa - NC

Auntie Carmen with Congresswoman Bodallo @ 2016 Liberation Picnic “Forever Remembered, Forever Missed, May you rest in peace. Love you Auntie! ”
33 of 38 | Posted by: Joe & Aylene Mafnas - Centreville, VA

“Sister Carmen is loved by all of us who knew her. She was missed when she retired and will be missed more now. However, we can count on her to be...Read More »
34 of 38 | Posted by: Gerry Smith - Asheville, NC

“SIster Carman was so inspiring! She recently started coming to me for piano lessons. She loved music and was willing to learn new skills in her 80's....Read More »
35 of 38 | Posted by: A friend

“Sister Carmen was a true blessing to others,especially the Asheville Police Department. She will be greatly missed. ”
36 of 38 | Posted by: Iris Durell - Arden, NC

“We have extremely warm and close feelings and memories of Sister Carmen. My wife, Sandra Newman was employed by St. Joseph's Hospital in Asheville,...Read More »
37 of 38 | Posted by: A friend

“Sr. Carmen was a great friend and colleague at Mission Hospitals in Asheville. I am a better person and chaplain because of her kindness and her...Read More »
38 of 38 | Posted by: James Garrison - Arden, NC

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Carmen was born on June 16, 1934 and passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017.

Carmen was a resident of Belmont, North Carolina at the time of passing.

Her undergraduate degree from Sacred Heart College, Belmont was in Early Childhood Education, her Master's degree from the University of San Francisco in the Theology of Applied Spirituality.

There will be a Service of Remembrance Thursday, June 15th at 7:00pm at Sacred Heart Convent, 500 Sacred Heart Circle, Belmont, NC Funeral services will be Friday, June 16th at 10:30am in the Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Belmont, N.C. followed by burial at Belmont Abbey Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be sent to the sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Belmont, N.C. Sacred Heart Convent 100 Mercy Dr. Belmont , NC 28012 Service - Sacred Heart Convent Cruz, Mafnas Carmen Service - Sacred Heart Convent 100 Mercy Dr. Belmont, NC 28012 Friday, June 16, 2017 10:30 AM Belmont Abbey Cemetery Wimmer Cr. Belmont , NC 28012 GASTONIA | 700 South New Hope Road, 28054 (704) 865-3451 Toll Free: 1-800-217-9901 BELMONT 515 North Central Avenue , 28012 (704) 825-5301 Toll Free: 1-888-259-9901 LANCASTER, SC | 201 North Catawba Street,SC 29720 (803) 283-3344 Toll Free: 1-888-259-9901 Proudly Serving - Alexis - Belmont - Bessemer City - Charlotte - Cherryville - Cramerton - Dallas - Denver - Gastonia - Hardin - High Shoals - Iron Station - Kings Mountain - Lake Norman - Lake Wylie - Lincolnton - Lowell - Lucia - McAdenville - Mount Holly - Stanley - Ranlo - West Mecklenburg Copyright 2009-2017 McLean Funeral Home and McLean's People McLean Services.