Mary Carolyn Abell, SCN, 77, formerly Sister Maria Goretti Abell, a native of Louisville, Ky., died at Nazareth Home on October 20, 2013. She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 59 years. 

Sister Mary Carolyn served in elementary education in Tennessee and Massachusetts for 16 years. In Louisville, Sister served as music therapist at Our Lady of Peace Hospital and as Director of Liturgical Ministers at St. Edward and St. Agnes Parishes. Sister Mary Carolyn also served as a part-time Cantor and Liturgist in other parishes. Sister served in the Apostolate of Prayer at Nazareth Home since 2005.

Survivors include a sister, Margaret A. Johanneman of Louisville, Ky.; two brothers, Nicholas Abell of Shepherdsville, Ky., and Donald Abell of Louisville, Ky., and her religious community.