BARTLETT, MARY THERESA
Mary Theresa Bartlett was born in Hawera in 1893, the daughter of James and Jane Bartlett nee de Castro.
Mary devoted much of her time to the activities of St Joseph’s Catholic Church, and became secretary of St Joseph’s Tennis Club at its inception in 1930, also of the Taranaki Catholic Lawn Tennis Club at its inception in 1938, being a life member of both, and also of the New Zealand Catholic Lawn Tennis Association, for which she organised the 1945-46 championships at Hawera.
For more than 20 years, Mary was secretary of the church’s beneficent St Vincent de Paul Society through which she had close contact with people in all walks of life in times of need or distress. She was president of the Children of Mary Society.
In the wider
community, Mary gave service during the war years and up to her death was
secretary of the Hawera Red Cross Sub-Centre and did valuable work for the
Voluntary Aid Detachment and the joint council of the Order of
Mary worked for thirty years for Harrops Ltd (now Cornish’s).
Theresa Butler died on the
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