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Sister Mary Rosette Kubisty, 94, educator, leader

July 21, 1920 – Sept. 2, 2014

Sister Mary Rosette Kubisty, a teacher, school principal and leader in her religious community, died Tuesday in Blessed Mary Angela Care Center, Buffalo. She was 94.

Born Elizabeth Kubisty in Buffalo, she entered the Immaculate Heart of Mary Province of the Felician Sisters here July 8, 1938, and professed her vows Aug. 12, 1946.

She graduated from Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy in Buffalo and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Canisius College.

Beginning as a fifth-grade teacher in Queen of All Saints School in Lackawanna, she taught for many years in Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Buffalo. She served as principal at St. Teresa of Avila School in Akron and St. Josaphat School in Cheektowaga.

In 1976, she was elected director of ministry for Immaculate Heart of Mary Province.

She became a general councilor for the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Felix of Cantalice in 1982, residing for six years at Our Lady Mediatrix of Graces Generalate in Rome, overseeing programs for the entire congregation.

In 1989, she accepted the position of provincial minister for the Immaculate Heart of Mary Province. She stepped down in 1995.

She served as a school aide at Villa Maria Academy for a year and was a clerical aide for five years for “Father Justin’s Rosary Hour.”

She then became the sacristan at St. Michael’s Parish, now Queen of Angels Parish, in Lackawanna.

A patient in Blessed Mary Angela Care Center since 2009, she assisted the staff in the Communications Office.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday in Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent (Villa Maria), 600 Doat St.

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