Sister Marianne Thomas, CSJ 1925-2016

January 6, 1925 - March 5, 2016

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Marianne Thomas, CSJ, who passed away on March 5 at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis. She was  91 years of age.

Sister Marianne was born on January 6, 1925, in Green Bay to parents August T. and Catherine (LeFebrve) Thomas.  She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on September 15, 1942, and made her final profession on August 15, 1948.

In 1957 she earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Fontbonne College in St. Louis.

For more than 50 years, Sister Marianne was a dedicated teacher, serving at numerous schools in Missouri, Wisconsin and Illinois.

She began working in the classroom at at St. Philip Neri in St. Louis in 1945.  She remained in St. Louis for the following assignments: Holy Rosary, 1945-1952; St. Leo/St. Teresa, 1952 - 1958; and Our Lady of Presentation, 1959-1960.  

After a year at Immaculate Conception in St. Joseph, Missouri, she moved to Wisconsin and at taught at the following schools throughout the 1960s and 70s: St. Joseph Indian School in Kenesha, 1961-1965; at St. John in Green Bay, 1965-1970; and at St. Joseph in West De Pere, 1970-1974.

From 1974 t0 1986, Sister Marianne taught at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Kansas City. In Chicago, she taught for 13 years at St. Viator. She retired in 1999.

Since 1999, Sister Marianne continued her ministry of prayer and presence at Nazareth Living Center.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on March 9 at Nazareth Living Center. Sister Marianne will be buried at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province, 6400 Minnesota Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111-2899. Donate online.

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