Sister Mary Joselia Colbert, S.S.N.D., dies


By Catholic Review Staff

A funeral Mass for School Sister of Notre Dame Mary Joselia Colbert was offered Jan. 31 in Wilton, Conn. Sister Mary Joselia died Jan. 28. She was 88 and had been a sister for more than six decades.

A native Bostonian, Sister Mary Joselia entered the Schools Sisters of Notre Dame in 1941. An educator for more than 45 years, she taught at St. Margaret School in Bel Air from 1945 to 1947, St. Augustine School in Elkridge from 1948 to 1949 and a U.S. Constitution course at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore in the 1970s.  

She also taught in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and New York.

In 1968, Sister Mary Joselia was selected by Secretary of State Dean Rusk to represent New Hampshire at a U.S. Department of State seminar in Washington, D.C., on government workings in the U.S. and abroad.

In 1974, she was honored with a Freedom Foundation award for being an outstanding government teacher. 

Sister Mary Joselia earned a bachelor’s in education from the College of St. Rose in Albany, N.Y. and a master’s in American history from St. John’s University on Long Island, N.Y.

Feb. 1, 2013

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