A mass of Christian burial for Sister Mary Florian Prescott, a member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence for 69 years and a longtime elementary school teacher, will be offered at 7:30 tonight at Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent Chapel, 701 Gun Road.
Sister Florian died Wednesday of heart failure at the order's health-care unit. She was 87.
Born in Frederiksted, St. Croix, Sister Florian received her education at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore and St. Mary's College in Xavier, Kan., where she earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education. In 1921, she entered the Oblate order in Baltimore.