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New Rochelle's Ada Mudd Dies, Received Papal Honor

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Ada M. Mudd, a former New Rochelle resident of 72 years, died March 1. She was 90.

A parishioner of Holy Family Church in New Rochelle, Mudd was a member of the Ladies of Charity and its Committee of 100 and the Ladies Guild. In 1981, she was named a Lady of the Holy Sepulchre by Pope John Paul II. Mudd was most recently a resident of Ridgewood, N.J.

She was born Sep. 22, 1921 in New York City to Henry F. and Ida K. Herbermann. Mudd graduated from Maplehurst Academy in New York City in 1939 and married Sidney P. Mudd in New Rochelle on Oct. 22, 1942. Together they lived in New Rochelle until his death in 2005.

Mudd was a longtime member of the New Rochelle Garden Club as well as a board member, exhibitor and frequent Blue Ribbon winner. In 1993, she was elected life member of the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State.

Surviving are her daughters Ada M. (Richard) Murray of Wyckoff, N.J., Mary Elaine Wallace of Shrub Oak, Elizabeth A. (Marc) Rosen of Alpharetta, Ga. and Catherine M. (Matthew) Roberts of Upper Montclair, N.J., her sons Peter M. (Mary) Mudd of Evanston, Ill. and Michael S. (Nancy) Mudd of Santa Fe, N.M., 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Sidney P. Mudd and her son Sidney P. Mudd, Jr.

Visiting hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel in New Rochelle. The funeral mass begins at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Holy Family Church, followed by interment at Holy Mount Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elinor Martin Residence , 86 Mayflower Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801.

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