Mary Theresa Bhakta, 72, of El Paso, Texas

EL PASO, Texas — Mary Theresa Bhakta died peacefully in the Lord on June 16, 2021.

She was born Feb. 15, 1949, in Birmingham, England to John Mullaney and Leena (née Seary). She arrived U.S. in Washington, D.C., in 1952, ultimately settling with her family in Philadelphia.

She was the loving mother of Raj Peter Bhakta (Danhee Bhakta), Asha Bhakta Roziere (David Roziere), Priya Bhakta-Nair (Mahdi Nair), and Mira Anne Bhakta, and devoted grandmother of Vivian, Hannah, Ethan and Evelyn Bhakta, and Nora and Aria Bhakta Roziere.

Beloved sister of John, James, and Rosie, she was preceded in death by her sister Christine. The former wife of Bharat Bhakta, Mary remained a dear friend to Bharat and his wife Minaxi and dear aunt to scores of nieces and nephews both in the United States and Ireland.

Mary lived a life full of optimism and joy, aided by ceaseless prayer and devotion to Christ and His Blessed Mother.

A Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 2 pm, June 28, at St. Raphael Church in Poultney, Vt., with private interment immediately following Mass at the Bhakta family plot, Bhakta Farms, Shoreham, Vt. In lieu of flowers or memorials, the family requests donations to St. Raphael Catholic Church, 21 E. Main St., Poultney, Vermont 05764.◊

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