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June 16, 1931 – Feb. 11, 2014

Sister Mary Genevieve Koslowski died peacefully Tuesday in the Colette Hilbert Care Community in Hamburg. She was 82.

She was born Katherine Koslowski in Tewsburg, Mass., and became a postulant of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph in 1949 and professed her final vows on July 19, 1953.

Sister Genevieve earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Marywood College in Scranton, Pa.

Over a 41-year career, she taught in schools in Massachusetts, Alabama, Michigan, Maryland and Connecticut. Locally, she taught at St. Vincent de Paul School in North Evans.

She served as principal at St. Stanislaus in Chicopee, Mass.; St. Michael in Bridgeport, Conn.; St. Mary Queen of Angels in Swartz Creek, Mich.; and St. Stanislaus in Trenton, N.J. and as a school aide at St. Peter in Lewiston.

At Immaculate Conception Convent in Hamburg, Sister Genevieve held various positions including driving assignments, delivery of in-house mail and minister of food service and volunteering at Hilbert College.

In June 2011, she ministered as the coordinator of the newly formed Host Ministry Department.

She is survived by a sister, Ann Brown; and a brother, John Shedd.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Immaculate Conception Convent Chapel, South Park Avenue, Hamburg.