School Sister of Notre Dame Sister Mary Pierre Newman, who taught in the Diocese of Rochester, died Oct. 13, 2008. She was 89.
Sister Newman was born in Baltimore and entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame on Aug. 28, 1940. In 1953 she earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, and in 1969 she received a master’s degree in elementary administration with a minor in education-English from Villanova University.
Sister Newman taught in the classroom from 1943-67 in various schools in New York, North Carolina and Maryland. She taught at St. Boniface School in Rochester from 1945-48. From 1967-70 she was diocesan supervisor of schools and from 1970-72 educational consultant, both for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Md. She then branched out into pastoral ministry at various parishes in Maryland.
A memorial Mass for Sister Newman was celebrated on Oct. 17, 2008, at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore. Memorials may be sent to the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Department of Mission Advancement, 345 Belden Hill Road, Wilton, CT 06897.