A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 14 at Mount Saint Francis in Peekskill, NY, for Sister Mary Xavier Sansevere, F.M.S.C. who died May 11.
Born in Union City, she entered the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Sept. 8, 1948 and was a member for over 60 years.
After professing her vows in 1950, Sr. Mary Xavier was assigned to Saint Anthony School, Butler, where she taught for eight years. From 1976-1991, she taught science at Saint Joseph of the Palisades School, West New York—a position she held until her failing health brought her to Mount Saint Francis.