Rosemary has fought the good fight, finished the race, kept the faith. Now we come together this morning to celebrate that Rosemary Monica Remeschatis enjoys eternal peace with the God who has accompanied her since her birth.
Rosemary grew up in St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish. After graduating from High school in 1950 Rosemary entered the Sisters of St. Joseph and would have celebrated 70 years in the congregation this September.
Rosemary earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from St. Joseph’s College and a Master’s degree in Sociology from C. W. Post. In her early years in the congregation Rosemary taught elementary grades in St. Martin of Tours, Holy Child Jesus and St. Rose of Lima. She always felt drawn to help those who were ill and she became certified as a Hospital Pharmacy Technician. Rosemary ministered in Central General Hospital in Plainview and Mercy Hospital.
All who knew Rosemary knew she loved music and her drums. She was a steady ender in percussion for the world famous, or at least Brentwood famous, “Nun Better Band.” Performing for community and parish events was only one venue for her talents. Rosemary generously provided musical therapy in a number of health facilities and nursing homes. She was acknowledged for 25 years of service in our Maria Regina Residence.
Rosemary faced the challenges in her own life with courage and trust revealing a personal faith in the God who loves unconditionally. As we will hear in today’s gospel Rosemary was ready and awake for the return of her God who has welcomed her to the table she shares with all who have gone before her.
Rest in Peace Rosemary and thank you for your faithfulness and your presence to so many whose spirits were lifted by your music and presence.
Sister Rosemary Monica Remeschatis, CSJ died on January 28, 2020 in the 70th year of her religious life.