Published February 17, 2005
Two Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet who served in the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Diocese of Savannah died in late January in St. Louis, Mo.
Sister Mary (William Joseph) Huey, CSJ
Sister Mary Huey, CSJ, whose religious name was Sister William Joseph, died Jan. 28 at the Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis of heart failure. She was 81 and had been a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph for 63 years.
Sister Huey was born on Sept. 15, 1923 in Atlanta, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret McSweeney Huey. She entered the order on Sept. 13, 1941 and made her final profession of vows on Aug. 15, 1947. She received a bachelor’s degree from Fontbonne College (now Fontbonne University) in St. Louis and a master’s degree from Notre Dame University in South Bend, Ind.
Primarily an elementary school teacher and administrator, including at St. Joseph School in Marietta and Blessed Sacrament School in Atlanta, she later taught at Fontbonne College/University from 1977-89 and became a computer education teacher and coordinator at St. Dominic Salvo School in St. Louis from 1989-95.
Before retirement she worked on computers at the Nazareth Living Center. She retired in 1997 at the age of 74.
Her teaching in Georgia included Mount St. Joseph School in Augusta from 1944-45 and from 1949-55 and St. Joseph Home in Washington, Ga., from 1945-49.
She was an administrator at Sacred Heart School in Savannah from 1955-59 and a teacher and administrator at St. Joseph School and Parish in Marietta from 1959-65 and at Blessed Sacrament School in Atlanta from 1965-76.
A Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated on Feb. 1 at the Nazareth Living Center followed by burial in Nazareth Cemetery. There are no immediate survivors.
Sister Grace Marie Rahn, CSJ
Sister Grace Marie Rahn, CSJ, died Jan. 27 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Louis of complications following surgery. She was 93 and had been a member of the order for 72 years.
Born March 18, 1911, in Mapleton, Ill., she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on Sept. 8, 1932 and professed her final vows on Aug. 15, 1938.
She received a bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minn., and served most of her life as a teacher and school administrator in Georgia.
From 1935-38 she taught at St. Anthony School in Atlanta, and her teaching assignments at Sacred Heart School in Atlanta were in1943-44, 1950-54, 1956-58 and 1960-66, when she was also an administrator. She was a teacher and administrator at Sacred Heart School in Milledgeville from 1954-56 and at St. Joseph Home in Washington, Ga., from 1958-60.
Sister Rahn taught at Sacred Heart School in Savannah in the 1930s and at St. Francis Xavier School in Brunswick in the 1940s. From 1975-76 she was an admissions clerk at St. Joseph Hospital’s Center for Life in Augusta and from1979-80 she coordinated a learning resource center at St. Mary on the Hill School in Augusta.
She retired to the order’s Nazareth Home/Living Center in St. Louis in 1996 at the age of 85. A memorial Mass was celebrated there on Saturday, Feb. 5.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Willi, of Peoria, Ill. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province, 6400 Minnesota Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63111-2899.