Sister of Charity of Nazareth Rose Riley dies at age 75

Sister of Charity of Nazareth Rose Riley, formerly Sister Rose Bernard Riley, died May 6 at Carrico Hall on the Nazareth Motherhouse grounds. She was 75 and had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 57 years.

Sister Riley, a native of Bardstown, Ky., served in elementary and secondary education as teacher and principal in Kentucky and Indiana for 49 years. In the Archdiocese of Louisville, she served at St. Cecilia and St. Agnes schools as a teacher. She also served at Presentation Academy as a teacher and assistant principal. She served as principal of St. Thomas More School and St. Augustine School in Lebanon, Ky.

She is survived by two sisters, Mary B. Hall of Lexington, Ky., and Marie Flood of Columbia, Tenn.; four brothers, John and Joseph Riley of Bowling Green, Ky.; Robert Riley of Cox’s Creek, Ky., and Bernard Riley of Nashville, Tenn.; and her religious community.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated today, May 9, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, Ky., with burial in Nazareth Cemetery.

Memorials gifts may be made to SCN Missions, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, Ky., 40048.


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