SISTER ROSEMARY S. ROCHA
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Sister RoseMary S. Rocha, a Mercedarian Sister of the Blessed Sacrament, was taken to heaven at the early hours of April 28. She was born in San Antonio, TX August 23, 1946. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. Trinidad G. Rocha and Mrs. Josefina V. Salas. Sister RoseMary is survived by her brothers Joe, Hector, Albert, Anthony and Michael; sisters, Velia, MaryLouise, Lucille, Beatriz; several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and many dear friends. Sister RoseMary was a teacher for many years in Barstow, San Diego CA, Corpus Christi and San Antonio TX. She retired from Little Flower School at the end of the 2019 school year due to illness and after a long career as a very successful teacher. She earned her Teaching Credential from the state of California. She entered the Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament on September 4, 1960 and profess, after her formation years, on September 24, 1963.

She pronounced her perpetual vows August 23, 1969. With joy she celebrated her silver jubilee in Barstow, CA on September 24, 1988 and her golden jubilee in San Antonio in 2001. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 30 at 10:00am at the Convent Chapel. Interment will follow in San Fernando Cemetery #2. We thank her doctors, nurses, and family members that took care of her during her illness.




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Published in Express-News on Apr. 29, 2021.
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May 3, 2021
Sister Rosemary Rocha was an amazing person who lived fully to her dedication to the church and when she was a teacher in San Diego I was one of her students. You are with our father now. God bless. And thank you.
Angela Hernandez
Student
April 30, 2021
It was my privilege and great pleasure to teach with Sister RoseMary at Saint John of the Cross School in Lemon Grove, CA. I always thought of her as the consummate professional as a teacher, and one who cared deeply for her students. Those young men and women will realize later in their lives just how much Sister RoseMary gave them. I send my condolences and prayers to her family. Please know how much we loved her!

Jo Stahnke
Jo Stahnke
Coworker
April 30, 2021
My heart goes out to the family for their loss. My friend of more than 40 years, Lulu Almanza, so often spoke of her family and especially of her sister, the nun. I will always remember the sweet and fun recollections Lulu shared with me about her Sister Nun Rosemary. Sister Rosemary left a wonderful legacy in which the whole family can truly take pride. My deepest sympathies.
Ms. Bert Benavides
Friend
April 30, 2021
Our deepest condolences are with the Rocha family, the Nuns that were Sister RoseMary’s other family and all the students that were touched by her love and kindness.
RoseMary and I came into the world 5 days apart and the wonderful memories of our growing up together as next door neighbors will be forever cherished.
May her beautiful soul Rest In Peace. A new and bright Angel is now watching over us till we meet again.
Love
Dan & Rebecca Galindo
Austin Tx.
Daniel E Galindo
Neighbor
April 30, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Sister Rose Mary gave her life to God and now her soul ... May she Rest In Peace ..
Love and prayers for her family ..
Robert and Ellie Galindo
Neighbor
April 30, 2021
She was a dedicated teacher taught my son Roberto Ignacio Godines was instrumental in him passing six grade was also a good friend
Bobby Godines (Dad )
Friend
April 29, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Frank Drake
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