PLATTSBURGH — Sister Rose (Catherine Rose) Curtin, 75, died at CVPH, Plattsburgh, N.Y., on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, after a short illness. Sister Rose was born in Plattsburgh, the daughter of the late James and Loretta (Aubin) Curtin.
She graduated from St.John's Academy in June 1956 and she entered the Religious Sisters of Mercy on Sept. 8, 1956. Sister studied radiology at Mercy Hospital, Detroit, Michigan; she received a BA in Speech and Hearing from Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y., and a Masters of Audiology and Speech Pathology degree from SUNY, Albany. Sister Rose's ministry was in healthcare at Mercy Hospital, Watertown, N.Y. After retirement, she returned to Plattsburgh. A familiar face for lots of Plattsburgh residents, Sister Rose was a member of St John's Catholic Church, and often attended mass at St Peter's Catholic Church and Our Lady of Victory.
Many will remember her through her years of continued healthcare ministry here in Plattsburgh. She was as an Audiologist for Dr. Jacques Piche, and also an x-ray technologist for the local orthopedic offices of Drs. Pamela Reinhart, Thomas Kneifel, Howard Black and Phillip Volk.
Along with her parents, Sister Rose was predeceased by three brothers, Thomas, Gerald, and James and a brother-in-law, Denis Taylor.
She is survived by her sister Mary Curtin Taylor, several nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews, along with great-great nieces and nephews. Survivors also include her friends and the Sisters of Mercy of the Mid-Atlantic Community. She will long be remembered for her kindness to and gentle, deep caring for those whom she encountered.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Walker's Funeral Home, 69 Court Street. Sr. Rose's wake will take place at St. John's Church on Sunday from 2 to 5 pm. A wake service will be held in the church at 5 pm. Additional viewing hours will be held at the church on Monday, from 9 to 10:30 am. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, Jan.14, 2013 at 11 am at St John's Church, Plattsburgh, and burial will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of Mercy Retirement Fund, 515 Montgomery Avenue, Merion, PA 19066.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.rwwalkerfh.com
Arrangements are being handled by the R.W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. (518) 563-1760.