Sister Lucille Cosby, an educator, dies at age 96

Sister of Charity of Nazareth Lucille Cosby, a native of Richmond, Va., died at Nazareth Home on Feb. 22 at age 96. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 64 years.

Sister Cosby, formerly known as Sister Mary Ida, served in education in Kentucky and Virginia, including at the old St. Cecilia School and at Nazareth College in Nazareth, Ky. She also served as a consultant and research director at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.

She served her religious community as an assistant at Nazareth Villages. She also assisted with Sisters of Charity of Nazareth communications and served as director of the community’s corporate responsibility committee.

Sister Cosby is survived by her brother, Msgr. R. Roy Cosby; her sister, Patricia Elizabeth Cosby; extended family and her religious community.

A prayer service will be held at Nazareth Home on Feb. 26 at 9:30 a.m.

The wake will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Nazareth on Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Feb. 27 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Burial will follow in Nazareth  Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Sisters of Charity’s Office of Mission Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, Ky., 40048.

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