Sister of St. Joseph Raymond Mary (Mary Catherine) Davis died on May 10, 2011, at the age of 85.
Sister Davis entered the congregation from her home parish of St. Alphonsus in Auburn in 1944. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 1953 and a bachelor’s degree in history and English in 1960 from Nazareth College in Pittsford.
Sister Davis taught at Blessed Sacrament, St. Monica and Holy Apostles, Rochester; Mother of Sorrows, Greece; Immaculate Conception, Ithaca; and at Sacred Heart, Auburn, where she also served as principal. From 1963-69, she was assigned superior of the motherhouse in Pittsford. She then returned to education and served as principal at Nazareth Hall, Rochester; Immaculate Conception, Ithaca; Christ the King, Irondequoit; and St. Patrick, Seneca Falls, until 1986. After a brief illness, she worked in the office at St. Francis de Sales/St. Stephen, Geneva, until her retirement in 1998. Returning to the motherhouse, she continued doing congregational service for several years.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Nancee Davis; her cousin, Mary Sears; several other cousins; and her sisters in the congregation. Her funeral liturgy was celebrated in the motherhouse chapel on May 16, 2011, with burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph Ministry Fund, 150 French Road, Rochester, NY 14618.