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Sr. Maria Rosa Deiso, OSU

NEW ROCHELLE, Sister Maria Rosa Deiso, OSU, beloved member of the Ursuline Community, died peacefully April 10, 2020 at Andrus, Hastings on Hudson, NY.
Born and raised in Mt. Vernon, NY, she was the daughter of Anna Sordillo Deiso and Anthony Deiso. Predeceased by her parents, she is survived by her loving Ursuline Community, her devoted sister, Ann Ballato, a niece, a nephew and many grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and friends.
After graduating from the College of New Rochelle, Sister Maria Rosa entered the Ursuline Order in Beacon, NY in 1949 and professed vows in January 1952. She earned an MA in Spanish from Fordham University and began her teaching career at Ursuline Academy, Boston.
Returning to New York, Sister Maria Rosa taught at St. Jerome’s and St. Angela Merici parochial schools in the Bronx.
Sister Maria Rosa was a well-loved as a Spanish teacher at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula, Bronx, NY, for more than 35 years. During this time, she organized International Night which is still celebrated annually at the Academy. In addition to teaching, she accompanied students to many cultural events in the greater New York area as well as on many European trips. Her linguistic gifts were not limited to the classroom. Sister Maria Rosa collaborated with Fr. Edward Dowling, SJ, the Convent chaplain, in translating his three volume series of homilies into Spanish.
In her retirement at the Ursuline Community at North Ave, New Rochelle, she volunteered as a Spanish tutor at The Ursuline School, as well as a valuable assistant in the Province Development Office.
Because of the Covid 19 crisis there will not be a wake or funeral for Sister Maria Rosa. The burial will be in private. A memorial Mass will be celebrated in the future.
Donations in Sr. Maria Rosa’s name may be made to the Ursuline Sisters Retirement Fund at the North Ave address.
Lloyd Maxcy and Sons, Beauchamp Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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