Sister Mary Floretta, 89, teacher in Md., other...

November 01, 1997

Sister Mary Floretta, 89, teacher in Md., other states

Sister Mary Floretta Raum, S.S.N.D., who taught at parochial schools in Maryland and several other states, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Maria Health Center at Villa Assumpta, the order's Towson motherhouse. She was 89.

Born Florus Miriam Raum, the daughter of John J. and Margaret L. Raum, in Baltimore, she was a graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame. She worked at O'Neil's Department Store on North Charles Street while taking courses at Loyola College before entering the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1930. She professed her vows in 1933. She attended Fordham University in New York and St. John University in Brooklyn, N.Y., and earned a bachelor's degree in 1951 from Notre Dame of Maryland.

She taught at schools in New York and Pennsylvania. Her teaching career included work at Corpus Christi, St. Jerome and Blessed Sacrament schools, all in Baltimore; St. Margaret in Bel Air; and St. John in Frederick. She retired in 1982.

She had lived since 1984 at Villa Assumpta, 6401 N. Charles St., where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Rita Raum of Baltimore; a nephew; and several nieces.

Pub Date: 11/01/97

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