Published November 2, 2006
Atlanta native Sister Rosaline Salome, CSJ, died Oct. 20 at the Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis. She was 82 and had served as a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 59 years.
Born on May 17, 1924, the daughter of David and Rosa (Kaliphy) Salome, Sister Rosaline entered the order in 1946 and made her final profession in 1952, after earning a bachelor’s degree from Fontbonne College in St. Louis. She later received a master’s degree from St. Louis University in 1958 and a doctorate from Emory University in 1968.
Beginning in 1949, Sister Rosaline served in a variety of areas in the Atlanta Archdiocese on and off for more than three decades, including as a teacher at the St. Joseph Home in Washington, Ga., Sacred Heart School in Atlanta, and St. Pius X High School, Atlanta. She also taught at Catholic schools in Brunswick, Savannah and Augusta. She served as regional superior and as a provincial councilor for the order in 1971 and taught at Fontbonne University and at Georgia State University. She worked as a counselor and social worker for Catholic Social Services in Atlanta in the 1980s. She retired in 1999.
The Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Nazareth Living Center Chapel, and she was buried in the Nazareth Cemetery.
Surviving Sister Rosaline are her sisters, Diana Salome Wilson of Fairburn and Mary Ann Humphrey of Tunnel Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province, 6400 Minnesota Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111-2899.