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Maria Sampson, SCN

Louisville - Maria Sampson, SCN, 88, was born in Memphis, Tennessee. She died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday, June 11, 2018. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 65 years.

After making First Vows, Sister Maria served in educational ministries. In Kentucky, she taught at Lebanon Junction in Colesburg, La Salette Academy in Covington, St. Agnes School in Louisville, Bethlehem Academy in Bardstown, St. Mary's in Paducah, and Owensboro Catholic High School. In Memphis, she ministered at Little Flower, Sacred Heart High School, Memphis Catholic High School and St. Michael. Also in Memphis, she served in the SCN Regional Office and at Holy Rosary Parish.

She earned her Bachelor's in Music at Nazareth College, a Master's in Music from Catholic University, and a Master's in Religious Education from Loyola University, Chicago.

For many years, Sister Maria taught music and religion. After Vatican II, when the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) came into being, she often spoke of what a privilege it was to be part of religious formation and to share each person's journey. She ministered with RCIA for twenty-five years.

She is survived by a brother, Louis Anthony Sampson, her nieces and their families, and by her religious community.

Visitation will be held 1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, at Nazareth Home. A Prayer Service will be held at St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, Kentucky on Wednesday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, at St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, followed by burial in Nazareth Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Ratterman Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Kentucky. Memorials may be offered to Office of Mission Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, Kentucky, 40048. Online condolences may be left at
Published in The Courier-Journal on June 13, 2018
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