|Death: ||Feb. 16, 2008|
Sister Marie de Lourdes Romagosa, 90, whose birth name was Mary Aveline "Evelyn" Romagosa, a native of Thibodaux and a resident of Eastridge Nursing Home in Abbeville, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008.
Visitation was at Our Lady of Wisdom in New Orleans. Rosary at the church. Mass was at the church, with burial in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 in New Orleans.
She is survived by one brother, the Rev. Edward J. Romagosa, S.J. of Convent.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Joseph and Elizabeth Adelene Peltier Romagosa; two brothers, Hubert and Marcel; and three sister, Sister Mary Edward Romagosa, O.Carm, Heloise (Mrs. Ernest) Knobloch and Elaine (Mrs. Lawson) Forrest.
She was a Sister of Mount Carmel, a retired teacher and was in the 69th year of her religious profession.
She entered the Congregation of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in 1936, and received the habit of the Sisters of Mount Carmel in 1937. In 1939 she made her first profession and pronounced perpetual vows in 1942. Sister Marie de Lourdes graduated from Sophie B. Wright High School in New Orleans in 1935 and received her teacher's certificate in 1939. She graduated from Incarnate Word University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and a minor in French. She received a Master of Arts degree in English from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., in 1955.
Sister Marie de Lourdes devoted 40 years to education. She taught at Mount Carmel schools in Abbeville, Lafayette and Paincourtville at St. Dominic, St. James Major and Mount Carmel Academy in New Orleans, at Our Lady of Lourdes in Slidell, Our Lady of the Lake in Mandeville and at St. Joseph in Rayne. She worked in the Newman Center where she was private secretary to Msgr. Alexander Sigur at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1966-1967. In 1978, she left teaching and spent the next 17 years home visiting in St. Dominic Parish and in St. Clement of Rome Parish as receptionist, home and hospital visitation, librarian and Eucharistic minister. She retired to the Motherhouse in 1995, became a resident of Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare Center in 1999 until Hurricane Katrina when she moved to the Golden Age of Welsh in Welsh. At the time of her death, she was a resident of Eastridge Nursing Home in Abbeville.
Sister served as principal of St. Dominic and St. James Major in New Orleans, St. Joseph in Rayne and St. Elizabeth's in Paincourtville. She also served as Congregation directress of novices and junior professed. She taught English to the seminarians at St. Joseph Seminary in Benedict.
Jacob Schoen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Edward J. Romagosa (1886 - 1956)
Elizabeth Adeline Peltier Romagosa (1890 - 1938)
Heloise Romagosa Knobloch (____ - 1999)*
Inez M. (Sr. Mary Edward) Romagosa (1913 - 1999)*
Hubert E Romagosa (1914 - 1995)*
Elaine Romagosa Forrest (1915 - 2004)*
Elaine Romagosa Forest (1915 - 2005)*
Marie De Lourdes Romagosa (1916 - 2008)
Marcel Ferdinand Romagosa (1916 - 1991)*
Edward Joseph Romagosa (1924 - 2009)*
Saint Louis Cemetery Number 3
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