Sister Marie Edwina

Age 89 : Parochial school teacher

June 20, 2008|By Jacques Kelly

Sister Marie Edwina Dietrich, a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, died of pneumonia June 12 at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 89.

Born Elizabeth Dietrich in Baltimore and raised on Cuthbert Avenue in Pimlico, she attended St. Ambrose's Parochial School and joined the religious order in 1941, attending the sisters' high school in Fort Lee, N.J. She received the name Marie Edwina and earned a bachelor's degree at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

She taught at St. Ann's Parochial School on Greenmount Avenue and at Notre Dame Preparatory School, at both its Towson and Charles Street locations. She also taught at St. Jane Frances de Chantal School in Riviera Beach and at St. Matthew's School on Loch Raven Boulevard.

She also had teaching posts in Fort Lee and Philadelphia.

In retirement, she enjoyed painting and worked in her order's heritage room.

A Mass was offered Tuesday.

Survivors include a sister, Audrey Maggio of Baltimore; and nieces and nephews.

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