Dowd, Sister , Catherine Marie
Sister Catherine Marie of the Eucharist, OCD (Catherine Anne Dowd), 86, died Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at the Carmelite Monastery in Latrobe, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Jersey City, N.J., the daughter of John Joseph Dowd and Bridget (Moran) Dowd. Sister Catherine Marie was predeceased by four brothers, John Jr., Kevin, Michael and Francis. Sister is survived by a brother, Martin; nieces; and cousins. Sister was a graduate of Drake Secretarial College at Seton Hall, South Orange, N.J., after which she taught second grade at St. Joseph School, Jersey City, for six years and CCD classes for two years. She entered the Carmelite Monastery in Loretto, Pa., and made her profession of vows in 1950. Later, she became one of the founding Sisters of the Carmelite Monastery in Latrobe in 1961, where she had served in several capacities for 44 years. There will be a viewing from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 1, in the chapel area of the Carmelite Monastery, 5206 Center Drive, Latrobe. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 2, in the Carmelite Monastery chapel, followed by the burial in the monastery's cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the retirement fund of the Carmelite Monastery, 5206 Center Drive, Latrobe, PA 15650.