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"Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." (Colossians 3:12)

Mary Kuczmarski was born in Conway, Massachusetts on May 27, 1924 and baptized a few weeks later on the 15th of June at St. Stanislaus Church. It was years later on October 24, 1935 that Mary received the sacrament of Confirmation and added Ann to her name. Mary was the youngest of six children of Damazy and Anna Kuczmarski, immigrants from Poland. She had one sister and four brothers.

Mary, who learned of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago through a cousin, entered the convent on July 26, 1944 at the age of twenty. She became a postulant on February 2, 1945 and entered the novitiate on August 15, 1945 receiving the name Sister Mary Josetta. Two years later, Sister made her First Profession of vow on August 12, 1947 and her Final Profession on August 12, 1952.

Sister M. Josetta began her 52 years of service in the field of education in 1944. She taught at a variety of places: twice St. John Cantius in East Chicago, IN, Five Holy Martyrs, St. Florian, and St. Pancratius in Chicago, IL, twice at Sts. Philip and James, St. Casimir and St. Leo the Great in Cleveland, OH and St. Anthony of Padua, in Parma, OH. While at the various schools, Sister was an assistant principal, Eucharistic Minister, Lector, local minister, local secretary, local treasurer and driver. For six years Sister served as the Director of Sisters in Temporary Vows. She also belonged to the Sisters Senate in Cleveland, OH for nine years and was the Liturgical Commission Right to Life and Mission Coordinator for two years. While Sister was teaching she completed a Bachelor of Science in Education degree at St. John College in Cleveland, Ohio in 1963.

In 1998, after many years of teaching in the primary grades, Sister M. Josetta moved into a pre-retirement phase of her life. At Mount Alverna Village (MAV) in Parma, Ohio she served as a Ward Clerk Aide. Sister was popular among the MAV staff because of her kindness and gentleness. One of the notable traits of Sister M. Josetta was that she was a gentle and gracious woman. Many referred to her as a "sweetheart". In 2013 Sister M. Josetta was the recipient of the Franciscan Weaver Award, an award presented to a Sister who serves others generously and whose very being is rooted in the Gospel message.

In 2015, as her health began to decline, Sister was transferred to the Infirmary of Our Lady of Victory Motherhouse in Lemont. During those five years Sister’s health gradually continued to decline as her earthly life slowly ebbed out of her body. In the 75th year of religious life and at the age of 95, Sister M. Josetta peacefully entered into eternal life at 3:10 A.M. on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, to be with Jesus whom she loved and served with all her heart.