Sister Mary

October 24, 1930 ~ August 30, 2021

Born in: Fargo, North Dakota
Resided in: Los Angeles, California

Sister Mary Ellen Kowalski, C.S.J., age 90, passed away on Monday August 30, 2021 at St. John of God Retirement Center in Los Angeles, CA. Born October 24, 1930 in Fargo, North Dakota, was a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet since March 19, 1951.

Sister Mary Ellen, began teaching first grade students and was in elementary education and administration for 23 years. She ministered for many years in the Office for the Mission Society and served in Bolivia, Haiti, Venezuela, Peru, and Chile.

She was a great listener, and very affirming. The value of support and caring for one another was a hallmark of her life in Community. Mary Ellen was always a team player. She brought a positive spirit and wonderful humor to all she met.

She was preceded in death by her brother Kenneth W. Kowalski and is survived by niece Susan Griffin, nephew Thomas Kowalski and many other nieces and nephews

When service dates are set, they will be listed on the website of the mortuary, Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions – Rice Center,

Donations in memory of Sister Mary Ellen Kowalski may be sent to:  Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 11999 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA  90049.

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  1. candle 1Always in my thoughts and prayers, I will miss our phone calls and laughs, love you❤️.
    Marianne Carini

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