Sister Rosemary Delaney, SSND


Wilton, CT. — Sister Rosemary Delaney, 83, longtime educator, died Sept. 10 at Lourdes Health Care Center here. She had been a professed member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 63 years.

In 1946, after attending high school at the SSND Juniorate in Fort Lee, N.J., she entered the congregation. She was given the religious name Nicholas Mari and professed her first vows in August 1949. She professed her final vows in 1955.

During her ministry in education, Sister Rosemary served as a teacher in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. She taught at St. Brigid School in Westbury (1977-82). She also served as a teacher, principal, and administrative assistant in schools in upstate New York, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

In 1990, she left the school ministry to become an administrative assistant in the finance office of Villa Notre Dame, home to retired SSNDs here. She remained in service there for 17 years, until retiring to prayer and presence in 2008.

Sister Rosemary was a 1956 graduate of Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y. She earned a master’s in education administration from Villanova University.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Sept. 13 in the Chapel at Villa Notre Dame.  Burial was to take place at a later date. Sister Rosemary is survived by a brother, Nicholas Delaney, of Middletown, R.I., and a sister, Norine Zwiebel, of Port Washington.