Sister Marie de Paul (Mary Patricia) Rochester died Dec. 26. She was 99.
She was born Feb. 4, 1913 and joined the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province in 1943. She made her final vows in 1949.
In 1956 she was appointed administrator of St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Paul, beginning a 29-year (non-continuous) ministry at the facility. She later worked as director of mission effectiveness and then in the hospital archives.
A Mass of Christian Burial was to be celebrated Jan. 2 in the St. Joseph Provincial House Chapel in St. Paul; burial at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights was set for Jan. 3.