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SISTER MARY CLEMENT SCHUBERT, OSF,

SISTER MARY CLEMENT SCHUBERT, OSF,

SISTER MARY CLEMENT SCHUBERT, OSF - Born in Buffalo, NY, on May 15, 1931, died on February 25, 2016, at the Sisters of St. Francis Health Center, Stella Niagara, NY. She was the daughter of the late Clement and Leona (Keller) Schubert. Sr. Mary Clement (baptized Estella) entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, Stella Niagara, NY, on September 5, 1950 and professed on August 18, 1953. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Rosary Hill College (Daemen College) in 1959 and Master's Degree in Pastoral Ministry and Counseling from Boston College in 1983. Sr. Mary Clement's ministry began at Stella Niagara in 1953. She served the New York area as a Nurses' Aide at the Stella Niagara Health Center; a Teacher at All Saints School and Sacred Heart Academy in Buffalo; and in outreach programs at St. Barnabas and St. Martha in Depew. In New Jersey, she taught at St. Mary, New Monmouth and was principal at St. Agnes, Atlantic Highlands. Sister Mary Clement also taught at St. Leo School in Columbus, OH. Sr. Mary Clement served in the General Secretariat at the Franciscan Generalate in Rome, Italy. She then went to Tanzania as Missionary Headmistress in Bukoba; then as Seminary Teacher in Katoke, Biharamulo; taught in Siankago, Kenya and Timau, Kenya and was English Tutor for Sisters at the African Mission in Mahina-Mwanza. Sister retired in 2011 but continued volunteering at St. Martha Parish in Depew, NY, leading a parish grief support group, first Friday Communion calls and Communion services at the Maryvale Senior Complex. She also enjoyed conducting the St. Martha Travel Group. Sister Mary Clement became a resident of the Stella Niagara Health Center January 23, 2016. She is survived by sisters, Sr. Agnes Lucille Schubert, OSF, Loretta (Richard) Schifferle, Frances (Norbert) Poorman, Annrose (Richard) Freeman and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Sr. Mary Rosamond Schubert, OSF, Clement F. Schubert and Rev. Clarence C. Schubert, SJ. Calling hours on Sunday from 2-7 PM at Stella Niagara Convent, with Prayer Service at 7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 AM in Sisters' Chapel. Donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis, 4421 Lower River Road, Stella Niagara, NY 14144. Visit www.rhoneyfuneralhome.com, for guest register.

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