A donor reminisces about Sister Rose Marita
The Mission Advancement staff loves to receive information from our donors about their connections to the Sisters of Providence.
Joseph Krumme certainly has such a connection, dating back 60 years when he was taught by Sister Rose Marita Riordan (RIP) as a fifth grader at St. Anthony of Padua School in Gardena, Calif. His favorite memory is of the class gathering on Friday afternoons to sing songs. He loved that.
His mother grew up in an orphanage and was raised by sisters, so she had a special affection for them and became very good friends with Sister Rose Marita. The family lived next door to the convent. “The sisters trusted my mother so much that they gave her keys to the convent and our family would pick up mail, mow the yard and take care of the convent when the sisters returned to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for the summer.”
Joseph’s mother corresponded with Sister Rose Marita for many years after sister left St. Anthony’s. After his mother’s death, Joseph began to correspond with sister. He and his wife Rosemary purchased raffle tickets every year for the Woods Day Care/Pre-School where sister ministered in her retirement. “We even won a wreath one year and she shipped it to us.”
Their most recent gift was in memory of Sister Rose Marita who died Mar. 19, 2017.
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