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Sister Mary Catherine Pavlovich

June 27, 1914 — September 4, 2003

Sister Mary Catherine Pavlovich, PHJC, 89, died Thursday, September 4, 2003 at 8:45 A.M., in the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Ind., where she had lived since her retirement in February of 1999.

Sister Mary Catherine was born in East Chicago, Indiana, on June 27, 1914, the daughter of Michael and Anna Benko Pavlovich.

She entered the convent on June 25, 1932 and professed her first vows on June 25, 1934.

Sister Mary Catherine taught primary grades for over twenty years. From 1934 to 1940 she taught at St. Mary’s Schools in Trenton, Illinois, from 1940 to 1949 St. Henry’s School, Chicago, Ill., from 1949 to 1954 St. Ann’s School in Gary, IN., and from 1954 to 1955, Angel Guardian in Chicago, Ill..

In 1955 Sister did clerical work at St. Mary’s Mercy Hospital in Gary, IN., then from 1956 to 1957, she worked in the office at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Hessville, IN., she then went to Angel Guardian in Chicago, Ill., and did office work from 1957 to 1960. Sister worked for a short time at Holy Family Hospital, LaPorte, IN. Sister Mary was the Director of Telecommunications at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Hobart , Indiana for 22 years. Sister served as a volunteer for ten years at St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka, Indiana for 10 years before retiring to the Catherine Kasper Home in 1999.

Sister Mary Catherine is survived by a Sister – in – law, Anne Pavlovich, Muster, Indiana and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held in the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Ind., on Monday September 8, 2003 from 4:30 to 9p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11a.m. in the Kasper Home on Tuesday, September 9, 2003. Father Edward Konerman , S.J. will officiate.

Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Donaldson, Indiana
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