Sister Donna Marie Fu
Sister Donna Marie was born on January 18, 1933 and died on March 26, 2022.
Sister Donna Marie was born in Asia. Her final ministry was as vocations promoter in Asia.
Sister Donna Marie attended the Sisters of Providence Girls Catholic High School in Taiwan and became a Catholic. She came to the United States in 1953 and entered the Congregation, taking first vows in 1956 and final vows in 1961.
Of her teaching ministries, Sister Donna Marie taught first at Sacred Heart School in Terre Haute, Indiana, before receiving her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
Her other teaching ministries included teaching chemistry, algebra and trigonometry at American High School and teaching the New Testament at Providence College in Taiwan from 1958 to 1966. She also taught theology at Loyola University in Chicago before becoming the Director of the Novitiate, Dean of Students and Academic Dean at Providence College.
Sister Donna Marie has also taught at Immaculata College in Washington, D.C., and at Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan.
Sister Donna Marie said she had two severe falls in two years and now she walks with support wheelers.
“But I’m independent,” she said. “I cannot stand too long or work too hard. I need to lie down an hour or so, then continue.”
Sister Donna Marie Fu
In Indiana: Teacher, Sacred Heart, Terre Haute (1956-57); Teacher, St. Ann School, Terre Haute (1972).
In Washington, D.C.: Academic Dean/Director of Continuing Education, Immaculata College (1976-78); College Closure, Immaculata Collage (1978-79).
In Taiwan: Director of Novices/Teacher/Dean of Students Personnel/Dean of Studies, Providence College (1968-72); Director of Public Relations/Guidance and Counseling/Psychology, Fu Jen Catholic University, Hsin-Chuang (1979-89); Professor/Director of Public Relations, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taishan (1989-92); Vocation Promoter for Asia/Residential Services, Taishan (2019-22).
In China: Professor, SW Normal University, Chongqing (1993-96); Professor, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou (1996-99); Professor, Xiao Hsing Industrial College, Fuqing, Fujian (1999-2001); Professor, Fujian Medical University (2001-2009); Consultant/Counselor, GCI Technology (2009-2010); Professor, Sujian College, Sujian City (2010-2011).
Sister Donna Marie is featured in the following content on the Sisters of Providence website:
- The legacy of Providence lives on in our sisters in Taiwan
- Sister Donna Marie Fu: Called by God to serve a global church
- Get to know Providence Associate Li-Chih (Maria) Wang Fan
- With great gratitude for our sisters who further the mission of God’s Providence in Asia
- Sister Anji Fan
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