The Sisters of Providence Mother Joseph Province are mourning the unexpected death of Sister Marilyn Charette on Oct. 10 in Burbank. She was a Sister of Providence for 58 years.
Charette was out for her morning walk when she was struck by a motor vehicle at the intersection of West Verdugo Avenue and North Buena Vista Street in Burbank. She died from her injuries later in the afternoon.
The accident was not determined to be a speeding incident, and the driver waited on-scene for police to arrive.
Parishioners at St. Finbar, where Charette worshiped and was involved in many ministries, have been holding vigils where the accident occurred.
“She deeply touched the life of many people at the parish. She was also among the first women to establish the Sisters of Providence’s ministries in El Salvador,” said the Sisters of Providence in a statement.
“The Sisters of Providence asks for continued prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Marilyn, for her family and friends, for the people of St. Finbar and for all those involved.”
First published in the October 21 print issue of the Burbank Leader.