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Sister Mary Paschal Rouss, 88

Sister of St. Joseph Mary Paschal Rouss, 88, died Jan. 13, 2004, at the congregation’s motherhouse.

A native of St. James Parish in Waverly, N.Y., she entered the congregation in 1936. She received her teaching certificate and bachelor’s degrees in education and history from Nazareth College.

Sister Rouss taught at Sacred Heart School, Rochester; St. Francis de Sales, Geneva; and Holy Trinity, Webster. She then served as principal for close to two decades in Webster, Geneva and Corning. From 1979 until her retirement in 1955, she ministered in Immaculate Conception Parish in Ithaca as teacher, convent cook and parish volunteer.

Sister Rouss is survived by her nieces and nephews and her sisters in the congregation. Her funeral liturgy was celebrated in the motherhouse chapel on Jan. 16 with burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 150 French Road, Rochester, NY 14618.

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