The famous author Mary Higgins Clark has died on January 31, 2020, Naples, Florida, at the age of 92. She was born on December 24, 1927, in the Bronx, New York, United States of Irish parents. She died Her children include: Carol Higgins Clark, Patricia Higgins Clark, David Higgins Clark, Marilyn Higgins Clark, Warren Clark Jr. She married John Conheeney from 1996–2018, and Warren Clark from 1949–1964.
In an interview with Catholic News Service she explained,
“I’m a writer who happens to be Catholic,” she said. “It’s no surprise that the Catholic faith, which has played a large role in my life, will be a key influence on my characters.”According to Fordham, she was active in Catholic affairs, Higgins Clark was made a Dame of the Order of St. Gregory the Great, a papal honor. She is also a Dame of Malta and a Lady of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. She received the Catholic Big Sisters Distinguished Service Award in 1998 and the Graymoor Award from the Franciscan Friars in 1999. Honors she has received include the Gold Medal of Honor from the American-Irish Historical Society (1993), the Bronx Legend Award (1999), the 2001 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Passionist’s Ethics in Literature Award (2002), the first Reader’s Digest Author of the Year Award (2002), and the International Mystery Writers’ “First Lady of Mystery” Award (2008). She is an active advocate and participant in literacy programs.
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