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SISTER MARY DOSITHEA BAGROWSKI, EDUCATOR

Sister Mary Dosithea Bagrow-ski, a Felician sister for 76 years and longtime educator, died Friday (Feb. 2, 2001) in Villa Maria Infirmary. She was 96.

The former Hedwig Bagrowski entered the Buffalo Province of the Felician Sisters on Aug. 27, 1924, and professed final vows on Aug. 3, 1932. She was a member of Assumption Parish and graduated from the Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy. She earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Mount St. Joseph Teachers College, now Medaille College.

Sister Bagrowski's career in education spanned 43 years as a teacher in several Catholic elementary schools. She taught for 32 years in the Diocese of Buffalo, 10 years in the Diocese of Syracuse, and a year in the Diocese of Erie, Pa. She also served as principal of Stanislaus Kostka School in Binghamton and Our Lady of Czestochowa School in North Tonawanda.

Sister Bagrowski taught religious education at St. Patrick Parish in Barker during her eight-year stay in the St. Francis Convent. She also taught religious education classes at St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Akron.

In 1980 Sister Bagrowski began her ministry as an aide in occupational therapy at Villa Maria Infirmary, a position she kept for 17 years. On Sept. 22, 1997, she became a patient in the infirmary.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Monday in Villa Maria Convent Chapel, 600 Doat St. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga.

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