Rose Mary Badami

Obituary of Rose Mary Badami

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Rose Mary Badami, MSW, died quietly in her sleep on Saturday, June 1, 2024, 55 years after founding Magnificat Houses, Inc. (Magnificat or MHI), an enduring Houston non-profit addressing hunger, homelessness and mental illness.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., on Friday, June 7, 2024 at Joseph J. Earthman Generations, 234 Westcott Street in Houston, Texas.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon, with a Rosary at 11:30 a.m., at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway in Houston, Texas.

Rose Mary will be laid to rest at home in Denison, Texas.

Donations may be made online through or by check to Magnificat Houses, Inc., P.O. Box 8486, Houston, TX, 77288.  Please designate Badami Memorial. For more information, or to join Rose Mary’s tribute page in the MHI quarterly newsletter, The Magnifier, please contact the editor at

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