Sister Dolorita Lutsie,
a school librarian, dies at 89

Sister Dolorita Lutsie

Ursuline Sister of Louisville Dolorita Lutsie died July 13 at Twinbrook Assisted Living. She was 89 and had been an Ursuline Sister since 1953.

Sister Lutsie, a native of Allentown, Penn., was an educator and librarian in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, West Virginia and South Carolina.

In the Archdiocese of Louisville, she taught at Holy Trinity, St. Ann and Most Blessed Sacrament schools, as well as Sacred Heart Academy.

Nearby, she served as the librarian at Our Lady of Providence High School in Clarksville, Ind., for 20 years beginning in 1983. Her last position was as a part-time librarian and instructor at St. Anthony of Padua School in Clarksville from 2004 to 2017.

She also served the Ursuline Sisters as bookkeeper at Marian Home and treasurer of the Ursuline convents.

She is survived by her sister, Helen Lutsie Reynolds of Asheboro, N.C.; brothers John A. “Jack” Lutsie of Asheboro, Michael Lutsie of Anaheim, Cal., and Larry Lutsie of Morgantown, West Virginia; nieces, nephews and her community of Ursuline Sisters and Associates.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on July 20 in the Motherhouse Library with a vigil at 5 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel on July 21 with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Those not vaccinated must wear a mask. The funeral will be live-streamed on Facebook.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3115 Lexington Road, Louisville, Ky., 40206.

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