Sister Frances Watkowski, SSND, 83 - Catholic Courier

Sister Frances Watkowski, SSND, 83

School Sister of Notre Dame Frances Watkowski (formerly Sister Mary Frances Cabrini) died July 16, 2008, at Maria Health Care Center at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore, Md. She was 83 years old.

Sister Watkowski grew up in Baltimore and entered the order in 1945. She began to teach at St. Boniface School in Rochester in 1948 and in 1955 received a bachelor of science degree in elementary and secondary education from Nazareth College in Pittsford. She also received another undergraduate degree from Nazareth in 1961, this time in English.

She taught at various other schools in Maryland and in 1991 moved to Hungary to teach conversation English to high-school girls there. After nearly three years in Hungary, she returned to the U.S. to work in her province’s finance office, and remained there until she became too ill to continue.

Sister Watkowski’s Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 19, 2008, in Baltimore with interment at Notch Cliff Cemetery in Glen Arm, Md.

Memorials may be made to the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Atlantic-Midwest Province, 345 Belden Hill Road, Wilton, CT 06897.

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