Marita Taverner: Mother to Many, Friend to All

Marita Taverner

Marita Taverner had a big family in Shepparton. A mother and grandmother, Marita ‘adopted’ a great many other sons and daughters, particularly in the past 20 years when she supported African immigrants.

She took them to school, to medical appointments, advocated for them and even attended new births.

In 2019, on World Refugee Day, Marita Taverner shared her faith as she undertook her service to the African Community with the St Vincent de Paul Society and the Parish of St Brendans.

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