Sister Mary Rolendis Smith, 96, math, reading teacher

May 09, 2000

Sister Mary Rolendis Smith, S.S.N.D., a retired educator, died Sunday of cancer at Maria Health Center at Villa Assumpta, the motherhouse of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Woodbrook. She was 96.

She had lived at Villa Assumpta since 1990.

Sister Rolendis, a remedial reading and math teacher, was assigned to Our Lady of Fatima parochial school in Baltimore from 1971 until 1990 when she retired. Earlier, she had taught at St. Pius X in Baltimore County, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Benedict parochial schools in Baltimore, and in Massachusetts, New York City, Camden, N.J., Washington and Pittsburgh.

Born Mary Margaret Smith in Baltimore, Sister Rolendis was a graduate of Notre Dame Aspiranture. In 1921, she entered the Schools Sisters of Notre Dame and professed her vows in 1924. She earned a bachelor's degree from Mount Mercy College in Pittsburgh in 1951.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Villa Assumpta, 6401 N. Charles St.

She is survived by nephews and nieces.

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