Sister of St. Francis Roseria Slusarski dies March 8 at age 88
Linda Oppelt
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Sister of St. Francis Roseria Slusarski dies March 8 at age 88

COLORADO SPRINGS. Sister of St. Francis Roseria Slusarski died March 8 at age 88 at Mount St. Francis Nursing Center. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 20 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Colorado Springs, followed by burial in Mount St. Francis cemetery. 

Sister Roseria (Mary Rita) was born in Duncan, Nebraska on March 14, 1935, to John and Mary Slusarski.  She was the tenth in a family of 11 children. 

On Aug. 12, 1951, Sister Roseria entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration.  She made final vows on Aug. 12, 1958. She received her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Albuquerque and taught elementary and junior high students for 55 years in Colorado, New Mexico, and Nebraska.  

She retired from teaching and came to Mount St. Francis in October 2011, where she served as librarian  until 2017. Sister Roseria transferred to St. Francis Nursing Center on Dec. 8, 2021. 
Sister Roseria is survived by her brothers Marion, John, and Francis in addition to many nephews, nieces, grand- and great-grandnephews and nieces.

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