Mary Reisz, SCN, 97, (formerly Sister Mary Cabrini) was born in Owensboro, Ky, to William Jacob and Mary Ella Reisz. She died on July 6, 2023, at Nazareth, Ky. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 74 years.
Sister Mary’s earliest ministries were in elementary education, teaching at St. John School in Hollywood, Md, from 1948-1959 and later at St. Ladislas in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to teaching various grades, she had extensive experience in school administration. She served as principal at St. Matthias School in Louisville, Ky; Immaculate Conception in Culvertown, Ky; St. Paul School in Lexington, Ky; and St. Catherine of Siena in Fort Thomas, Ky.
Sister Mary assisted her SCN Community in many ways. She served as Assistant Provincial at Nazareth from 1972-1973, Provincial in Memphis, Tenn., from 1973-1979, and worked in Central Finance Administration for a year before taking up the responsibility of being Treasurer of the Congregation from 1980-1994.
Sister Mary also dedicated herself to housing ministry, serving as administrative assistant for Nazareth Villages, Inc. on the Nazareth Campus from 1994-2012.
From 2012-2016 Sister Mary was in Community Service, after which time she entered into the Apostolate of Prayer.
She is survived by her extended family and her religious community, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
Sister Mary’s cremains arrived at Nazareth at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 13. The wake followed at 6:30 p.m. Her funeral will be held Friday, July 14, at 10:30 a.m. All will be held at St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, Ky.
Read more about Sister Mary Reisz here.