Sister Mary (Sr. Louis Marie) Schramm, OSU, died suddenly on Thursday, September 19, 2013, in Bayport, NY.
Sister was born in Richmond Hill, NY on February 9, 1940. Sister Mary is the daughter of the late Louis Joseph Schramm and Marie Rita McGrath. Mary entered the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk in Blue Point, NY on September 8, 1958, and professed her final vows in 1964.
She taught in primary parochial schools in Ozone Park, NY, and Seaford, NY, as well as in Stamford and Meriden, Connecticut. Sister Mary was also an instructor in the Alternate High School affiliated with Rossbrook House in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada for three years. In addition to her teaching, she served as Co-Coordinator of PRONTO of L.I. in Bay Shore, NY for three years while living in the Angela Merici Inn.
Following her teaching career, Sister Mary gave service to the community at St. Ursula Center at Blue Point, NY where she resided. She created “sacred space” and brought beauty to the gardens. She engaged many volunteers, especially from the local scouting community, in her beautification of the grounds.
Sister Mary will be deeply missed by her family, her Ursuline Sisters and Associates, and the many friends she made over the years. She is survived by her brothers, Jack of Leesburg, FL, James of White River Junction, VT, and Stephen of Rockville Centre, NY and her sisters, Virginia of Manchester, NH, Jane of Halcott, NY, Angela of Manhattan, NY, and Marian of Suffern, NY and, as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Her Memorial Mass was celebrated on Saturday, September 28th at St. Ursula Center followed by interment at the Ursuline Cemetery in Blue Point.