Sister Teresa Marquardt, SSND


Sister Teresa Marquardt, SSND, (formerly Sister John De Rossi) died March 2 at Anna House at The Sarah Community in Bridgeton, Mo. She was 98.
Sr. Marquardt was born in St. Louis, Mo. She entered the congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1931 from St. Peter and Paul in St. Louis. She professed first vows in 1934 and final vows in 1940. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the former LeClerc College in Belleville, Ill., in 1949.
Sr. Marquardt was in education for 45 years. She began her teaching career at Catholic Central High School in Fort Madison, where she taught from 1934-49. She also taught in Breese and Quincy, Ill., and Jefferson City, Mo.
In 1979, she worked part-time in the Liturgical Fabric Arts Department at the motherhouse making vestments. Two years later, she returned to education as a teacher aide in St. Louis. From 1983-95, she ministered as secretary in the SSND vocation office. For 12 years, she served as an intermediary between the missions in India and donors in the U.S.
During her retirement years, Sr. Marquardt volunteered at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.
Funeral was March 9 in the School Sisters of Notre Dame Theresa Center chapel in south St. Louis County. Burial was in the Sancta Maria in Ripa cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Mission Advancement, 320 E. Ripa Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63125-2897.

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