Marlborough – Sister Beatrice Ebacher, SSCh, (Sr. Marie-Henriette), died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at Marie Esther Health Center in Marlborough. Born in Lawrence, Sr. Beatrice was the daughter of the late Philias and Rose (Pinault) Ebacher.
She is survived by her sisters, Sr. Margaret Ebacher, SSCh and Sr. Marie Therese Ebacher, SSCh, both of Marlborough. She was also the sister of the late Lucien Ebacher, Raymond Ebacher, Roger Ebacher (Fr. Jerome, O.C.S.O.), and Joseph Ebacher.
A member of religious life for 80 years, Sr. Beatrice, a teacher, was stationed in Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, as well as Quebec, before being transferred to France. She spent the next 15 years serving as Superior at the Mother House and at Sablon,Metz, Superior at the Sarquemine Boarding School and at the Major Seminary in Issy-les-Moulineaux in Paris. Upon returning to the United States, Sr. Beatrice lived in Pawtucket before retiring to Marlborough.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 10:30 a.m., in the Chapel of the St. Chretienne Retirement Residence, 197 Pleasant St., Marlborough. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Amesbury. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 4 – 7 p.m., at the St. Chretienne Retirement Residence.
Donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Chretienne, 197 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA 01752.