Sister Mary Eugenne, 95, parochial schools teacher

July 13, 2004

Sister Mary Eugenne Raupach, a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame who taught in parochial schools for more than six decades, died of complications from two broken hips Wednesday at her order's Villa Assumpta motherhouse in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 95.

Born Marie Raupach and raised in Philadelphia, she worked as a long-distance telephone operator before entering the order in 1927. She began teaching that year - not completing her high school education until 1929, and earning a bachelor's degree in education from Boston College in 1951.

She held teaching assignments at parochial schools in Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y., Roxbury, Mass., and Philadelphia, before going to Fourteen Holy Martyrs Roman Catholic Church in Baltimore in 1958, which is now closed.

She was on the faculty of St. Margaret School in Bel Air from 1964 to 1970, when she began teaching religion, math and English at St. Pius X School in Rodgers Forge. After retiring from teaching in 1985, she remained active at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church in community service.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Saturday at the motherhouse.

She is survived by a sister, Marcella Lithgow of Croydon, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.

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