Sister of St. Joseph Wilma Grabb, 96 - Catholic Courier

Sister of St. Joseph Wilma Grabb, 96

Sister of St Joseph, Wilma Grabb (formerly Sister Anna Gonzaga) died on Jan. 11, 2014, at the age of 96.

She entered the congregation in 1935 from her home parish of St. Boniface in Rochester. She completed Nazareth Normal in 1939 and earned a BA in art and English in 1952 from Nazareth College in Pittsford.

She taught at Holy Apostles, Corpus Christi, St. Ambrose, St. Agnes Grammar School and St. Monica, Rochester; Our Lady of Lourdes, Brighton; and Sacred Heart, Auburn, and St. Mary, Dansville, where she also was principal and superior of the convent. She also served as principal and superior at St. Thomas More in Brighton.

After retiring in 1987, she devoted herself to watercolor painting.

She is survived by her brother-in-law Ray Kesselring; a nephew Paul (Peggy) Kesselring; a grandniece and a grandnephew; many cousins and friends; and her sisters in the congregation.

Her funeral liturgy was celebrated in the motherhouse chapel on Jan. 17, 2014, with burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph Ministry Fund, 150 French Road, Rochester, NY 14618.


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