Sr. Curoe was a teacher, principal


DUBUQUE — Sister Janita Curoe, BVM, a former principal in the Diocese of Davenport, died Feb. 10 at Marian Hall. She was 87.
She was born in Bernard, Iowa, March 28, 1929, to William Edward and Marie Powers Curoe. She entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1946, from Sacred Heart Parish, Fillmore. She professed first vows on March 19, 1949, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1954.

Sr. Curoe

In the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa, Sr. Curoe taught elementary school and was principal at St. Paul the Apostle, and was superior/principal at Sacred Heart Cathedral School in Davenport. She taught elementary school and/or was principal in Chicago; Memphis and Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Clarksdale and Jackson, Miss. She served as county literacy coordinator and volunteer tutor in Canton, Miss.

Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Dubuque.

Memorials may be given to the Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque,
IA, 52003, or online at


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