Sister Rosalie Kaseta, OSF, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God for 75 years, died peacefully on September 11, 2017 at Presbyterian Senior Care in Oakmont, PA. Sister Rosalie’s early ministry was as an elementary school teacher in Rochester, NY, Detroit, MI and Homestead, PA. In 1951, she was missioned to São Paulo, Brazil, where she served at several elementary schools. Upon her return to the USA in 1957, Sister served at St. Gabriel’s in Pittsburgh, as well as schools in West Mifflin, Philadelphia, Moon Run and Kenosha, WI. She also served as the St. Francis Academy’s librarian for ten years. In 1983, Sister was assigned as a chaplain at the congregation’s St. Joseph Hospital in Alton, IL.
In 1986, she returned to the motherhouse serving as Liturgist and social justice coordinator. An excellent pianist, she also took an active role in the community’s San Damiano Consort. Sister Rosalie served as assistant campus administrator at St. John Vianney Manor from 2001 – 2008. At age 83, she returned to the motherhouse to assume duties in community services and serve as the congregation’s librarian. A graduate of Duquesne University, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s in Library Science.
Friends will be received at John Slater Funeral Home, 4201 Brownsville Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15227 on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm with a wake service at 6:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Germaine Church, 7003 Baptist Rd. Bethel Park, PA 15102.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God, 3757 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234.