Marydale Retirement Village announces new property manager

Zak Hansen
The Community News

Catherine Weaver, former healthcare executive and school superintendent, assumed the position of property manager of Marydale Retirement Village, a residential community for seniors and persons with disabilities in Newark. 

Marydale Retirement Village, operated by Catholic Ministry to the Elderly Inc., and supervised by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington, provides 108 one-bedroom rental units to seniors who qualify as low-income.

A graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, New York, Weaver earned a Master of Arts from Loyola University in New Orleans and completed coursework for a doctorate in education and a certificate in spiritual direction at Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania. After beginning her career in human resources, Weaver entered the field of educational administration as associate principal of Wilmington Montessori School, principal of Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Wilmington and assistant superintendent and superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Wilmington. In 2012, Weaver became vice president of mission and human resources for St. Francis Healthcare in Wilmington and eventually senior vice president of mission integration for Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, St. Francis’ parent organization.

“The work of Catholic Charities to serve the poor and vulnerable is very compelling, and I am humbled to join this compassionate and dedicated team,” said Weaver. “I look forward to supporting the tenants of the Marydale Retirement Village and to serve the elderly in our community.”

“All of us at Catholic Ministry to the Elderly are excited to welcome Cathy Weaver to Marydale Retirement Village,” said Richelle Vible, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington. “Cathy has devoted her career to serving our community and we are thrilled that she is now in service to our seniors at Marydale.”

Marydale Retirement Village was dedicated May 1, 1981 by the Most Rev. Thomas Mardaga, sixth Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. A multimillion-dollar renovation project was completed in 2018. Marydale residents live independently with peers in a garden-style community. Apartments rent for 30% of a resident’s adjusted gross income, and a variable allowance for electric expense is also included. 

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Catherine Weaver has taken the role of property manager of Marydale Retirement Village, a residential community for seniors and persons with disabilities in Newark.